Nottingham Forest vs BrentfordEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Oct 1, 2023, City Ground
BOTH Nottingham Forest and Brentford will be bidding to return to winning ways in the Premier League when the pair square off at the City Ground on Sunday.
The two sides are separated by just one place and one point in the standings after six rounds of fixtures.
Last time out, Phil Foden and Erling Haaland helped Manchester City to a comfortable 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, despite midfielder Rodri being sent off.
Back on home turf this weekend, the Tricky Trees will be looking to get back on track when Brentford come to town.
Thomas Frank's team were turned over 3-1 at home to Everton last weekend, a setback that means the Bees have banked maximum points from just one of their opening six top-flight assignments of the season.
The capital club will also have been disappointed to crash out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.
Nottingham Forest, who have avoided defeat in 16 of their 21 Premier league home games since being promoted, are narrow outsiders at 7/4 (Bet 365).
Goals at both ends have been fairly prominent in games involving the Tricky Trees this term, with both teams obliging in four of the hosts' opening six league games of the season.
While Forest are a tough nut to crack at their City Ground base, newly-promoted Sheffield United and Burnley have both landed a blow on their respective trips to West Bridgford this season.
That doesn't bode well ahead of a home game with Brentford side that have scored in all but one of their first six league fixtures of the season, with Thomas Frank's side hitting multiple strikes on three of those occasions.
However, at the other end of the park, the defensive solidity that has served the Bees so well in recent seasons appears to have evaporated, with the capital club collecting just one clean sheet in six attempts this term to date.
What's more, both teams to score punters would have pocketed profit from four matches from that six game sample, and that only adds to the appeal of backing both nets to bulge on the banks of the Trent on Sunday at shade under evens.
One player who look nicely priced to have goal involvement here in the To Score Or Assist Market is Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi at 6/4 (William Hill)
This selection has provided profit in five of the Tricky Trees' six top-flight tussles this term so the 6/4 (William Hill) about a repeat on Sunday is a price that definitely represents value.
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