Nottingham Forest v Wolves – Betting Preview
Nottingham Forest Summary
Nottingham Forest has not won a game since defeating Leeds at the start of February.
They come into the game sitting just 2-points clear of the drop zone and having lost three games from their last four, including the last second defeat to Newcastle in the most recent contest.
While the away form is so woeful, it is imperative that they win matches like this, particularly with it being against Wolves, a direct relegation rival.
The mood and confidence is not ideal at Forest. They were shockingly bad against Spurs in the match prior to losing at home to Newcastle.
And during the international break, news was confirmed that star striker Chris Wood is set to miss the remainder of the season.
The team news doesn’t provide any positives either for the host.
As well as Chris Wood who got injured in the loss to Tottenham, fellow towering striker Awoniyi is also unfit and so their options up top are limited.
Boly, Biancone, Henderson and Omar Richards remain out for the host.
On top of those, Aurier and Dennis are also doubts, along with Welsh star Brendan Johnson who didn’t appear for his country during the break.
Johnson is however expected to get the nod and be risked from the start.
Wolverhampton Wanderers come into the game with inconsistency in the current theme that is holding them back, still nervously close to the drop zone.
They start the EPL round just three points above the relegation places.
The mood is decent and performances have slightly improved under Lopetegui.
They want to win here and compensate for losing a vital match to Leeds before the international break. That was also a direct rival and the 4-2 defeat caused damage to their confidence and chances of staying up.
Another loss would be a real disaster and see them right on the brink of falling into the bottom three.
Looking at team news, Wolves are weakened due to a couple of suspensions which harm the side in defence and midfield respectively.
Nunes and Jonny serve a ban for the relegation clash with Forest.
On a positive note, Wolves can call on both Diego Costa and playmaker Sarabia, who are both fit having returned to full training this week.
Chiquinho, Bueno, Sasa Kalajdzic, and Hee-Chan are out.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Wolves is a slight favourite in the market @ 2.60.
Forest is @ 2.95 and the draw is @ 3.10.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. The market cannot split the sides and so the draw is offered as a cushion for a bet on either club. Wolves -0 is @ 1.82 and Forest -0 @ 2.02.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.
The Over is @ 1.78 and the Under is @ 2.06. This is one of several big relegation battles this weekend, Wolves scoring first is better for an open game. No Preference on this.