Having enjoyed a dream start to life back at the City Ground, Al Hain-Cole expects Stuart Pearce's in-form attacking players to ensure the honeymoon period continues on SaturdaySheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest will both be looking to extend their unbeaten starts to the season when they come face-to-face at Hillsborough in Saturday’s early kick-off.
With three wins and a draw to their name after four matches, the visitors’ and early league leaders are available at 8/5 (2.60) with Unibet to extend their lead at the top of the Championship with a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions.
The Owls will also come into this clash in high spirits after taking eight points from 12 in the league and knocking Premier League Burnley out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, and are also on offer at 8/5 (2.60) to emerge victorious.
Stuart Gray’s men have actually drawn both of their league fixtures in front of their own fans, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them being held to another stalemate here.
Having returned to the City Ground to a rapturous welcome from the adoring fans, Stuart Pearce has succeeded in making himself even more popular by leading them to five wins and a draw in his first six games in charge.
Although a former defender, the new manager has so far enjoyed the greatest impact on his team’s attacking performances, with their record of 10 goals in the opening four league fixtures the best in the Championship.
Part of this potency is down to new signings Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio, who will be returning to his former home ground on a scoring streak of four goals in four games.
With their most dangerous players in confident spirits, Forest should fancy their chances of maintaining a strong recent record of four wins and a draw in their last five matches against the hosts.
Having struck at least twice in five of their first six matches, the guests are surely worth backing at 143/100 (2.43) to manage over 1.5 in this one.
|Nottingham Forest to score over 1.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 143/100 (2.43) with Unibet|
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