Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 – 19:45
Newcastle are 1/2 with the draw at 100/30 and Forest are 5/1
Betting tips and match preview | Carabao Cup
Newcastle face Nottingham Forest at St.James Park on Wednesday evening, in a tantalizing second round match in the Carabao Cup.
The Magpies come into this match in poor form, losing both of their opening Premier League matches.
They lost their last match 1-0 against fellow promoted side Huddersfield, with Wagner’s side shutting out Benitez side.
Newcastle have yet to register any points in the Premier League, they find themselves 17th in the table at present.
They lost against Tottenham in their opening home game of the season, a game that saw Jonjo Shelvey sent off.
There has also been a lot of unrest off the pitch, with both Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley giving public statements on transfer activity.
The match against Nottingham Forest represents a perfect chance for Newcastle to gain momentum and confidence.
Newcastle come into this match as the favourites, despite their tough start to the season.
This will be a tough assignment for Newcastle, with Nottingham Forest beating Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Newcastle will be looking for their 34th victory in 72 matches against Nottingham Forest.
Forest come into this match in mixed form, despite beating promotion favourites Middlesbrough 2-1 at the weekend.
Barrie McKay gave the Reds the lead early in the first half (16), with Mark Warburton’s men taking a deserved lead.
Former Magpies player Daryl Murphy doubled Forest’s advantage from the penalty spot (79), with just 11 minutes remaining.
It’s been an excellent start for Forest and Warburton, they are fourth in the Sky Bet Championship after four matches.
Their only blemish this season has been the defeat against Barnsley, with a 2-1 scoreline to the home side.
Their record this season has been excellent, with four wins and one defeat in their opening five matches of the season
They secured their passage to this round at the expense of Shrewsbury, who they beat 2-1.
Nottingham Forest come into this match as underdogs, with Newcastle’s Premier League status decisive for the bookies.
Mark Warburton’s men will be looking to make it a second successive win in the cup, and add further misery to Rafa Benitez.
Forest will be looking to make it two wins in three matches against the Magpies.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Newcastle are Joselu at 7/2 with Dwight Gayle at 5/1. For Nottingham Forest, Daryl Murphy is at 6/1 with Jason Cummings at 17/2.
The last time that these two sides met Newcastle won 3-1 and the odds of the same result are 10/1.
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Odds
Tip 1 – Gayle to score first @ 5/1
Tip 2 – Newcastle to win 2-1 @ 7/1