There’s live Championship football on Sky this Saturday at 12.15 and we have free football betting tips.
In the early Championship kick off on Saturday Stewart Pearce’s Nottingham Forest side travels to Wales to face Cardiff. Cardiff are currently listed as favourites at around 6/4 with Bet365, the draw is 12/5 with Ladbrokes and Forest are 9/5 to win with Bet365 and a bunch of other bookmakers.
Cardiff have won just 3 games this season and were the first side Blackpool managed to beat last time out, they’ve struggled to adapt since relegation from the Premier League. Forest have drawn their last 4 and sit in second place, they will feel they are well placed to make a real fight for automatic promotion this season.
This will be the first match of Russell Slade’s reign as Cardiff manager, following his spell at Leyton Orient. Apparently Forest are the side he supported as a boy, not sure if that’ll have any bearing on the match, just a fact for all you fact fans out there.
I think the odds on Cardiff to win are very favourable and could be tempted to go for a Forest win but I think these two sides are a bit too close to separate and I’m not keen on betting against a side with a new manager, there’s a bit more incentive for him and the players. Cardiff will be keen to improve and a point would be a good start to that so get on the draw at 12/5 with Ladbrokes.
Before they scraped a 2-2 draw with Ipswich, Forest had drawn 3 games in a row 0-0 and Cardiff’s last couple of games have had less than two goals in. I can see this game being a bit cagey, with Cardiff not wanting to lose at home and perhaps being a bit cautious so under 2.5 goals looks good at 8/11 with Ladbrokes.
One of the best names in football, no doubts about it, but Assombolonga has shown he’s capable of banging them in the Championship just like he did for Peterborough last season, he really is lethal in front of goal. He’s managed 6 so far for Forest including a hat-trick against Fulham and I think he’ll fancy his chances against this Cardiff side and he is 6/1 to score first with Coral.
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Goals – Bet Here at 8/11 with Ladbrokes
Britt Assombalonga to Score First – Bet Here at 6/1 with Coral
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