Reasons for betting on Newcastle United vs. Nottingham Forest tip
The derby of the second round of English Football League cup is going to take place at St. James Park. Newcastle United is hosting Nottingham Forest in the match which could define the season for the Magpies. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest had a solid start and once upon a time European champions are hoping to have a great season.
The tradition and the reputation of both clubs guarantee that we are going to see a very interesting event.
Newcastle United overview
Rafa Benitez needs to change something, and he needs to do it fast. If Newcastle United suffers another defeat, it could mean that the Spanish coach might even leave St. James Park. There is definitely something wrong with their game because they haven’t scored in the previous two events, losing both games. But that is not what concerns fans the most. The performances of the whole team in general, and at this moment, this squad has a lot of problems on the pitch. Creativity is the number one, efficiency number tow. In the latest 3 contests, we haven’t seen both teams to score. The Magpies prefer to protect their own net first and then to attack. It was obvious in the previous two games when they were defending with most of the team behind the ball and only Dwight Gayle upfront.
Nottingham Forest overview
Two-time European had a solid start of the season, as they recorded 4 victories and only one defeat so far. The most recent 4 matches saw both teams to score, and 3 of them were finished with an identical result 2:1. All of them were efficient and went over 2.5 goals, which clearly indicates that the Foresters like to play open games. There is another proof for it since Nottingham scored at least one goal in the previous 10 encounters. During that span, they had 8 victories, one loss, and one draw. The manager Mark Warburton wants to reach the Premier League this season, and he thinks that this team has the potential for that.
Head to head matches
During the previous season, both clubs had one win apiece. Newcastle was better at St. James Park with 3-1, while Forest defeated the Magpies at City ground in Nottingham 2-1. Overall, in 71 meetings between the two clubs, Newcastle United has 33 wins, and on the other hand, Nottingham Forest has 21, with 17 matches without a winner.
Prediction for Newcastle United vs. Nottingham Forest tip
As much as we do not like the style of football which Rafa Benitez prefers, we have to be aware that he is a specialist for the cup games.
Just remember his achievements with Liverpool and Valencia some 13 years ago. We think that the home team is going to win this game, but that would be our second advice. The first pick for this match would be under 2.5 goals. It will be a hard tactical game with a cautious approach from both sides.