Thursday, September 16, 2021

Watford 7/5 to beat Nottingham Forest in Wednesday’s Championship showdown

Competition: Championship

Market: Watford win

Odds: 7/5 @ 888sport

Looking to find a route back into the automatic positions in midweek, Watford will make the trip to the City Ground when they face off against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Nottingham Forest might have turned to former Brighton boss Chris Hughton in order to steady the ship, the Reds find themselves in the midst of a hugely worrying run of form. Still looking over their shoulder at the drop zone despite just missing out on the play-offs last season, they were hit with a sluggish 1-0 defeat against Swansea at the City Ground on Sunday lunchtime. In fact, with their recent issues highlighted by a shock 2-0 loss against Barnsley last month, Forest have lost each of their last three Championship contests on the bounce. Once again drawing a blank over the weekend and failing to find the net in over 300 minutes of action, it should also be noted that Hughton’s new squad have suffered back-to-back defeats against their midweek guests.

As for Wednesday’s visitors, while Watford would have been disappointed to have had to settle for back-to-back draws against QPR and Bristol City last week, the Hornets managed to bounce back in impressive fashion over the weekend. Still seen as a leading contender to book a Premier League return at the first attempt, Vladimir Ivić’s side have refound their feet since their own shock defeat at the hands of Barnsley. Keeping hold of a string of their biggest names despite dropping down over the summer, Watford know that three points on the road in midweek could see them claw their way back into the automatic spots. Laying down a real marker as they breezed past Preston over the weekend thanks to a 4-1 victory on home soil, we’re backing an away victory on Wednesday night.

Bet: Watford 7/5 to beat Nottingham Forest in Wednesday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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