Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest Tips: 3 of the best for Friday night football
Friday night is party night! Lets face it, Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest is a hard sell at the best of times but only three weeks into the Championship season, these two have zero points and no goals from their opening two games so far, both conceding four goals in the process.
But, despite this I think I've found some value in the betting and have three football tips to warm the cockles as the temperature drops across the country. All three bets are available with Betfair who have boosted the prices of Tip #2 and Tip #3 exclusively for BettingOdds.com and open to betslip if you click the link. If you open a new account you can also get a free bet bundle up to £100. See terms and conditions below.
- Nottingham Forest to win 2pts @ odds of 29/20 with Betfair
- Lewis Grabban and Alex Pritchard to both get 1+ shots on target 1pt @ odds of 11/4 with Betfair
- Cyrus Christie, Jonathan Hogg & Ryan Yates all to be carded 1pt @ odds of 50/1
The game gets underway at 19:45 at the John Smith's Stadium and can be watched on Sky Sports.
- Playing better than their results would suggest
- Huddersfield look a bad team
I really like the look of Forest for this one. They've only conceded six shots on target in their two league defeats, conceding four times. Compare that with Huddersfield who have conceded 11 shots on target, with only Wycombe conceding more. Okay, they played Norwich and Brentford who both will be considered as title contenders, but at 9/2 in the Championship relegation betting, the bookies clearly rate Forest a better team (14/1 for the drop) and a win in Friday's game will lift the pressure on manager Sabri Lamouchi.
At odds of 29/20 with Betfair, Forest are the favourites with an implied probability of 40% to win the game, which I think is value against Huddersfield at 2/1 and the draw at 11/5.
With both teams yet to find the net this season, the under/over 2.5 goals market heavily favours the unders at 8/13 which is rated a 61% chance of happening by the bookies. I don't really like playing unders as your bet could be scuppered early on in a match, but I wouldn't put you off adding this to your same game multi's if you were that way inclined.
- Grabban lone striker for Forest and averaging 3.5 shots per game
- Pritchard averaging 2.5 shots per game for Huddersfield
Goals have been hard to come by so far this season for these two sides but I think we can seek out a bit of value from those players most likely to get themselves into a goalscoring position.
Lewis Grabban ploughs a lone furrow up top for Forest and despite drawing a blank in both of his starts to date, he's averaging 3.5 shots per game. He's priced up at 4/6 to get one or more shot on target on Friday and providing Lamouchi keeps the faith having hauled him off after 74 minutes in the defeat to Cardiff last time, I'm keen on getting this bet into my same game multis.
To boost this bet, I've picked out Huddersfield's attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard to also register a shot on target.
The former Spurs youngster is about as creative as it gets for a Terriers' side who look destined to struggle for goals this season. The 27-year-old has played all 180 minutes in the League for the Yorkshire side, averaging 2.5 shots per game against useful opponents in Norwich and Brentford. Pritchard will be on set pieces and the 8/11 looks a decent price.
The double pays 11/5 with Betfair who have boosted it to 11/4 for BettingOdds.com.
- Christie picked up six bookings for Fulham last season
- Hogg was carded 12 times for Huddersfield last season and averaging two fouls a game this term
- Yates is averaging 5 tackles a game in the heart of midfield for Forest and Friday's ref averaged over 4 yellows per game last season
For my third bet I've ventured to the bookings market.
Although Forest have only conceded 9.5 fouls per game so far this season, which is the third least in the division, they have the likes of Harry Arter and Cyrus Christie inline to make their debuts on Friday and that stat could well change.
Arter's reputation precedes him as a tenacious midfielder and he's been priced up accordingly at 7/5 to be booked.
I'm more interested in Cyrus Christie who has joined Forest from Fulham.
The Republic of Ireland defender racked up six yellow cards in 15 starts last season for the Cottagers and could find himself off the pace if starting tonight having not featured yet this season. At 16/5 I think that's a cracking price.
I'm also interested in Ryan Yates who looks a big price in the bookings market for Forest at 7/2.
Yates has played all 180 minutes this season for Forest in the heart of their midfield and is averaging five tackles a game. Still only young, his performances have been good so far this season and he'll be revved up on Friday with the arrival of competition in the shape of Arter. He picked up five yellows from 15 starts in his debut season for Forest and a red card last term. The 7/2 stands out as value for me for a player who will be in the thick of the action in midfield.
I also have a Huddersfield player to add into the mix for this to be carded treble.
Jonathan Hogg picked up 12 yellow cards last season for the Terriers and has averaged two fouls a game since the restart in the Championship.
The man in the middle is Oliver Langford who averaged 4.11 cards per game and I'm hoping for a feisty enough encounter on Friday to see him get his book out at least three times in the shape of this treble which pays 50/1 with Betfair.
As always good luck with your bets and please gamble responsibly. Given the nature of some of Friday's bets it may be best to wait for the team news. Good luck!!