Nottingham Forest will look to build on an underwhelming start to the Championship campaign by turning some draws into wins.
Despite having suffered only two defeats across their dozen matches, Nottingham Forest remain in the bottom half of the Championship, a tally of seven draws the reason for their mid-table mediocrity.
However, Billy Davies’ side have won two of their last three at the City Ground, where they remain unbeaten and they look decent value at 5/4 with Ladbrokes to haul themselves closer to the play-off places by seeing off Ipswich.
Town boss Roy Keane will obviously be relishing a visit to his former club but his side have hit something of a sticky patch, losing three of their last four and they look up against it against a Forest side that gives little away.
Nevertheless, a heavy defeat seems unlikely; all three recent defeats have been by a one-goal margin and this one is 10/3 (Bet365) to follow suit, while the difference between the teams can be Lewis McGugan. The hosts’ rejuvenated midfielder has bagged six in seven and he’s a chunky 9/4 with Coral to strike again in this one.
Another man in form in the Championship is Chris Eagles and William Hill rate the Burnley winger at 11/4 to get on the scoresheet as the Clarets entertain Reading. Brian Laws’ side have taken 16 points from a possible 18 at Turf Moor and up against a stuttering Royals side without a win in four on the road, the hosts are decent value at evens () to collect a maximum haul.
Also at evens, this time courtesy of Ladbrokes, are Coventry who can get the better of travel sick Barnsley at the Ricoh Arena while punters wishing to take a risk for hefty rewards can back Portsmouth at 21/10 with Paddy Power to plunder the points at Hull. After a sticky start, Pompey have won four out of their last five and they face a goal-shy Tigers outfit that went down 1-0 at home to Sheffield United in midweek.