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The top two as of three matchdays in the Championship clash, with our tipster backing goals galore with the Hornets main man striking again

Nottingham Forest have emerged as the early pace setters in the Championship this season, winning all three of their league games. Forest travel down the M1 to Watford, who have also been impressive so far this season, accumulating seven points from three matches so far. After missing out in the play-off final last season, Gianfranco Zola will be keen for his side to push on this term and finish in the top two. Billy Davies is back at the helm for the Reds and this start has showed real intent for this season.

Forest haven't had the easiest start, grinding out 1-0 victories against Huddersfield and Blackburn Rovers, before turning over Bolton Wanderers at the City Ground.

Their other competitive game came at home to Hartlepool in the Capital One Cup, with Davies men coming out on top in a 3-1 victory. The Reds are yet to concede a goal in the Championship, but this season's top scorers Watford will put their defence to the test. Forest are 5/2 (3.50) with BetVictor to take all three points at Vicarage Road.

Watford will also be delighted with their start to the season, with Zola's men also having a tricky opening three matches. The Hornets opened the season with a 1-0 victory away at Birmingham, before demolishing Bournemouth 6-1 at home. Zola then took his side to promotion hopefuls Reading and, despite trailing 3-1 with 15 minutes remaining, two late goals rescued a point for Watford. BetVictor prices them as favourites for this clash at 23/20 (2.15). The same firm prices the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

With both these sides not struggling to find the net, both teams to score would be an obvious bet, but at 4/6 (1.66) with BetVictor, it's worth looking at other goal markets to find a better bet.

The over 2.5 goals bet at 17/20 (1.85) stands out in this fixture. When you consider their have been 17 goals in Watford's last three matches, the overs bet is a fantastic price worth taking advantage of.

For those looking for more value, backing Watford's man of the moment to find the net again is a stand-out price. Troy Deeney starred for Watford last season and has started this campaign how he finished the last. The striker has netted five goals in his first three league games and is 13/10 (2.30) to find the net in 90 minutes.

Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) 2.5pts with BetVictor
Troy Deeney to score anytime at 13/10 (2.30) 1.5pt with BetVictor

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