Nottm Forest v Newcastle EFL betting tips

20:45 Tue 28 Aug
Football
England
EFL Cup
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +187

At the time of writing, Nottingham Forest have not lost a football match this season and Aitor Karanka is setting about his business at the City Ground in a rather predictable way.

While there might have been a raft of signings made at the Midlands club this season, Karanka’s pragmatic ways means that we’ve seen a flurry of draws aside from a slender 1-0 win over a Reading side who have only taken a point so far this campaign.

It’s fair to say that the Spaniard hasn’t quite got the right blend at the moment, although the squad is fairly comprehensive and perhaps Forest will come good as the season wears on, especially with plenty of cover for lots of positions.

The recent 2-2 draw at Wigan saw Daryl Murphy, Michael Dawson and Hillel Soudani on the bench, with the latter appearing as a substitute to score a late equaliser against a very lively team.

These teams actually met in the EFL Cup at the same stage last season, with Forest claiming a 3-2 win at St James’ Park. This happened after extra-time and we’re happy to get with the Championship team in this game considering that the Tricky Trees are actually stronger this time around.

Forest also beat Arsenal in the FA Cup last season and look a big price simply to win this game against a Newcastle side who are likely to be much-changed after their Sunday game against Chelsea in the Premier League.

Salomon Rondon and Jacob Murphy are likely to be among the players selected for the Magpies, although Rafael Benitez doesn’t care greatly for the competition considering that the total focus is ensuring top flight safety.

BETTING TIP

Nottingham Forest @ 2.87 with bet365