Bookies are finding it tough to separate Nottingham Forest and West Ham ahead of Sunday’s City Ground clash although most lean slightly towards Sam Allardyce’s men and so do we.
The Hammers have won both of their away matches, scoring five times without reply over the course of those matches while Forest were fortunate to pick up a point against Leicester last time out.
It remains to be seen whether Scott Parker features of course, the West Ham midfielder in talks over a transfer to Spurs but Allardyce will have prepared for this season based on the assumption that the England international would leave and he’ll definitely have a contingency plan. An away is the call then at 13/8 with Skybet.
Watford have lost both of their home matches and Birmingham have suffered two defeats in two on the road so something has to give as the pair meet at Vicarage Road. Paddy Power make the Hornets 7/5 favourites while Birmingham are 11/5 at Coral but a draw perhaps looks the best bet here at 5/2 via .
West Ham to beat Nottingham Forest by one – 3/1 (Paddy Power)
Watford and Birmingham to draw – 5/2 ()