Nottingham Forest - Watford Betting Preview: Why backing the draw offers plenty of value

After putting up a good fight in the FA Cup, the Hornets return to league action, hosting a Forest side in good form and our tipster backing these sides to cancel each other out
Watford face Nottingham Forest this evening after almost becoming the first English side to avoid defeat away at Manchester City this season. The Hornets led 2-0 at the Etihad and were unlucky to lose 4-2 in the end after goals from Sergio Aguero.

With Giuseppe Sannino's side out of the FA Cup, they can concentrate on the Championship, with a difficult first half of the season leaving them 13 points adrift of the playoffs.

After a woeful three months from October to December under previous boss Gianfranco Zola, the Hornets have started to put some performances together under Sannino. Betway price them at 14/5 (3.80) to win tonight.

Nottingham Forest are currently on a fantastic run, staying unbeaten in their last 11 matches. Billy Davies' men currently occupy fifth spot in the division, right in the middle of the playoff positions, but 19 points behind leaders Leicester City. Betway price them at 19/20 (1.95) to take all three points. The same firm price the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

Despite Forest drawing 0-0 last time out against Preston in the FA Cup, both teams to score would have been worth investment had it not been a tad short at 7/10 (1.70) with Betway. Both teams are scoring goals regularly at the moment, but value is better found elsewhere.

The outright result finishing as a draw in this match seems like a fantastic bet with Betway. Before their loss at the Etihad, remarkably, Watford had drawn their last seven away games. With Sannino setting up his side as a tough team to beat, the 23/10 (3.30) price on another stalemate is worth backing. It's also worth noting Forest are recent draw specialists as well, with this bet paying out in three of their last five matches.

The match to end in a draw at 23/10 (3.30) 2pt stake with Betway

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