Britt Assombalonga will be returning to the City Ground this weekend although it will in a Middlesbrough shirt and he will be looking to find the net against his former employers on Saturday afternoon. What sort of reception he receives from the home fans remains to be seen, however having scored both goals in the 2-0 weekend win over Burton Albion we fancy his chances of getting on the scoresheet this weekend.
Middlesbrough started the season as title favourites although their rather shaky start has seen them fall to second favourites at 11/2 in the outright market. They went down 1-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in their opening game although they bounced back in impressive fashion with back-to-back wins over Sheffield United and Burton Albion. Can they make it three on the bounce when they face Forest this weekend? We think that they can.
Nottingham Forest will have other ideas however and whilst the Tricky Trees have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer market, they have enjoyed a decent start to the season with successive Championship wins against Millwall and Brentford. They slipped up against Barnsley on Tuesday with the Tykes collecting all three points courtesy of a 2-1 win at Oakwell, however Mark Warburton will be confident that his side can bounce back by getting the better of the Steelmen this weekend.
Indeed Nottingham Forest have won both of their home games this season and we expect them to give Middlesbrough a few problems to contend with on Saturday, however Boro appear to have got into their stride following their opening-day slip-up and we'll be backing them to win this weekend with Forest scoring what will ultimately prove a consolation goal.