Wolves hoping for derby joy against in-form Forest
The fates may be conspiring against Wolves at present – on-loan goalkeeper Emi Martinez has become the latest player facing a few weeks on the sidelines – but Kenny Jackett remains confident that he still has the talent at his disposal to edge his team closer to the play-off places.
First-half goals from James Henry and Danny Batth gave Wanderers a much-needed win at Rotherham last Saturday after three successive draws. The manager shuffled his pack with Adam Le Fondre preferred as the lone striker to top scorer Benik Afobe. But the gamble paid off, though Wolves had to dig deep in the second half to hold on for the three points. ALF is 11/2 to be First Goalscorer this Friday in a match that will be live on Sky.
Wolves have lost their last two home fixtures against Forest in the Championship but had won the previous seven. We have priced up a home win this time at 23/20 in our Full Time Result betting with Dougie Freedman’s team still a point behind Wanderers in the table, despite their recent revival.
Six of the last seven Championship matches between Wolves and Forest have produced at least three goals and there is no reason to believe that this latest encounter won’t keep up that run. Both sides are more comfortable going forwards than backwards and we have priced up Over (2.5) in our Goal Over/Under market at a tempting 21/20.
A 2-1 Correct Score in favour of Wolves is 29/4 with Wolves/Wolves in our Half Time/Full Time odds available at 23/10. Two in our Goals Home Team market is 51/20.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Friday, December 11 at Molineux
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