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Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest betting: Hosts to snatch victory in tight affair

11:01 BST 08/09/2017
Fernando Forestieri Sheffield Wednesday
Although they have made a less-than-exciting start to the season, the Owls should have enough at home to steal a victory over the East Midlanders

Saturday’s late kick off in the Championship sees Sheffield Wednesday welcome Nottingham Forest to Hillsborough.

The South Yorkshire outfit have not had the best start to the season, having won just the once, whilst Forest have won three and lost two and will be looking to bounce back after losing 2-0 at home to Leeds United just before the international break.

All of Wednesday’s games this season have been low-scoring matches and they have not lost since the opening weekend, with SportPesa offering 5/6 (1.83) that they bag all three points for the first time at home this season.

Saturday’s visitors, meanwhile, have shown they have no trouble finding the net with eight goals on the season so far, but their defence remains a worry as they have conceded the same amount; nevertheless, Forest can be backed at 7/2 (4.5) to win or, alternatively, the draw is 51/20 (3.55).

Wednesday have not scored more than once in any of their previous seven league games, stretching back to the end of last season, and can be backed at 4/5 (1.8) to score under 1.5 goals, with both teams to score priced at 23/20 (2.15).

The East Midlanders have netted five times on the road this term, although four did come in the win at Brentford, with SportPesa offering 51/20 (3.55) that they score over 1.5 goals or a huge 8/1 (9.0) that they strike over 2.5 times.

Historically speaking, though, Sheffield Wednesday hold the upper hand as they have been victorious in the last five meetings between these two sides, winning both clashes 2-1 last season, and they can be backed to win and both teams to score at 27/10 (3.7).

The best bet for this match is that it will be a very tight affair, and backing the hosts to win by one goal at 11/5 (3.20) – a bet that would have come in for three of the last four games in this fixture - is excellent value that should not be missed.

Sheffield Wednesday to beat Nottingham Forest by one goal 11/5 (3.20) with SportPesa