Ahead of today’s game at Molineux, Seat Pitch, in partnership with KickOff.co.uk, brings you an exclusive statistical preview of Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest…
Nottingham Forest meet Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon with the odds heavily stacked in favour of the hosts – the Reds haven’t won at Molineux in the league since Boxing Day 1980, when Brian Clough’s side beat Wolves 4-1. Sadly the previous season’s League Cup final hadn’t gone the same way.
The club’s last meeting at Molineux in 2008 saw Mick McCarthy’s team win 5-1 and Wolves are 2.62 for the three points with William Hill. Forest are 2.80 with Ladbrokes, while a draw is 3.40 with Bet365.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is favourite to be first goalscorer at 7 with Ladbrokes and Billy Sharp is close behind at 7.5 with SkyBet and William Hill. A flutter on Adlene Guedioura scoring first against his old side (and the manager who let him go before he’d “really talked to him”) is 19 with SkyBet.
Goals do look likely given the sides’ recent form and a 0-0 looks unlikely at 12 with SkyBet.
Forest’s Andy Reid and Jermaine Jenas will take late fitness tests after picking up knocks against Sheffield Wednesday while Wolves’ Christophe Berra is available after the red card he received against Watford was rescinded. The host’s captain Karl Henry remains suspended.
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Forest continue to loiter outside the play-off spots — unbeaten in four on the road — while Wolves will be looking to climb the table as they get used to life in the Championship, having picked up just three points from the last 21 available.
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