Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a relatively successful 2016/17 campaign and appeared in the play-off semi-finals, however they show few signs of hitting such heights in 2017/18 with the Owls currently residing firmly in the bottom half of the Championship table with six points collected from their five league games to date. To say that their start to the season has been unconvincing would perhaps be an understatement with Carlos Carvalha's men clearly struggling, although they have at least avoided defeat in four of those games. The side are lacking the killer instinct and desperately need to start grinding out a few wins should they wish to emulate their success of 2016/17.
For their part, Nottingham Forest have been moving along pretty nicely under the guidance of Mark Warburton although they will doubtless have been disappointed with their defeat to Leeds United. The Tricky Trees have been inconsistent in their away games with one win and one defeat to their name and we expect a closely-fought affair at Hillsborough which really could go either way.
The hosts have no shortage of firepower in their ranks but as yet the goals haven't been flowing, something which Carvalhal really need to address with the utmost urgency. They dominated against Sunderland last month but failed to convert this dominance into a win, however Forest will almost certainly provide them with tougher opposition and we expect the goals to be flowing with the / going Evens on Over 2.5 Total Goals.
Sheffield Wednesday are solid at home and we believe that they will start on the offensive, however the visitors will be a handful and this should be a hugely competitive and closely fought affair. The hosts should just about edge things but any home win will be by the very slenderest of margins.
Back Sheffield Wednesday to win and over 2.5 total goals at 2/1 with Ladbrokes Free Bet.
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