Brighton & Hove Albion have been fighting it out with Newcastle United for much of the season and the Championship title race looks set to go right down to the wire, however the Seagulls will be determined to keep the pressure on Rafael Benitez’ men by collecting all three points at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground this weekend.
We certainly fancy their chances. Forest have been far from their best this season and at one point looked set to be dragged into the relegation battle. Nevertheless the East Midlands outfit remain dangerously close to the bottom three as things stand and recent performances do little to instil confidence in the home side as we head towards this weekend’s round of Championship fixtures.
Forest have managed just a single point from their last four outings and this certainly isn’t the sort of form one would hope for ahead of a clash with one of the Championship title favourites. Indeed whilst the Seagulls lost 2-1 to Newcastle United in their last outing, it is nevertheless hard to look past the visitors’ form heading into this clash and the bookies are clearly on the side of Chris Hughton’s men in this meeting with most firms going odds-on at 10/11 on a Brighton victory.
Whilst this in itself should provide the punter with a winning return, we’ll also be going for a home goal or two along the way. Forest have scored in five of their last six Championship outings and we see no reason to believe that they won’t find the net against a Brighton side which have conceded in all-but-two of their last outings in all competitions.