Huddersfield and Forest have made dismal starts to the season, and will be under pressure to get off the mark when they clash on Friday night.
Date: Friday September, 25th
Venue: John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield Town have lost their first two league games to Norwich City and Brentford respectively, while also beaten in the League Cup by Rochdale, all without failing to find the net.
The Terriers spent much of last season trying to steer clear of relegation, and it looks like it would be the same this time around.
Manager Carlos Corberán though under pressure to perform following his summer appointment, have a thin squad to mount a resolution. He will hope this game kickstarts some sort of reform for his side, with the likes of Derby County, Swansea and Rotherham who have also struggled to follow suit.
Forest, have also been dire. Cardiff City were the latest side to get the better of them, beating them 2-0 last time out.
They had lost to Barnsley 1-0 earlier before then, and in between that a League Cup trip to Queen Park Rangers which hardly provided them any succour with another defeat.
It is a clash between two dour and out-of-form sides, but can there be some value to explore in the betting?
Karlan Grant continues to be linked with a possible move to West Brom and is unavailable. Danny Ward is out injured.
Tommy Elphick (knee), Terrence Kongolo (foot) are also ruled out for the hosts.
Tiago is still rated as a doubt for Forest due to his injury worries.
Head to Head
In 57 competitive games between these two sides, Forrest have 22 wins to Huddersfield’s 18. 17 games had been drawn.
Huddersfield last five competitive games: WLLLL
Nottingham last five competitive games: LLLLL
We will go for goals in this game which catch a lot of fancy on the betting, and if the history is right, it should be one which will suffice. Three of the last four meetings between these two teams have seen both teams score as well as Over 2.5 goals recorded. That market is offered for odds of 7/5 by BetClever here, and is our first pick on the betting tips. Both Teams To Score is 19/20 in that regard.
Forrest’s Lewis Grabban is 15/8 to score anytime, and having scored eight career goals against the hosts is our pick from the goal-scorers market.