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Betting Preview: Nottingham Forest

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9 February 2019

Another win, and we're onto the next one! Barnet came to Griffin Park hoping for an upset, but a solid first half display snuffed out their intentions. Our boys travel up to Nottingham next, facing Martin O'Neill's newly inherited side. We've got Brentford priced at 8/1 to win the game 1-2 at LeoVegas SPORT.

Forest's last game saw them fall to a 2-0 defeat at Birmingham and indeed they have only registered two victories during their last six games in all competitions. Brentford went through the same period undefeated, bagging five victories. The Bees have also won their last four away league games against Forest, and have scored 10 goals in that run, conceding only three.

Thomas Frank used the cup to rotate his side, and the new incomers did extremely well to control their opponents. Sergi Canos was brought back to the side following last week's absence and he opened the scoring in fine fashion after just seven minutes. He is now priced at 7/2 to score anytime against Forest, while Neal Maupay is available at almost 4/1 to score the game's first goal.

The last league game was that impressive 5-2 victory over Blackburn, and it showed a great fighting spirit following a comeback from two goals down for the first time since March 2017.

Maupay and Ollie Watkins have combined for seven Championship goals this season, which is a league high for a duo. Will they add an eighth this weekend?

Leo's Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-2 Brentford, priced at 8/1.

Goal scorers: If you fancy Maupay and Canos both to score, you can back the duo at 21/1 for Maupay to score first and Canos to score anytime.

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