Nottingham Forest host Cardiff City in Saturday’s 12:30pm Championship kick-off as we bring you all you need to know on watching a live stream of the match.
Both sides suffered extremely disappointing 2-0 losses on Saturday in the opening weekend of the new season.
Is the Nottingham Forest v Cardiff match on Sky?
Yes the match is being shown live on Sky Sports from the City Ground today. Kick off is at 12:30PM.
Forest failed to register a single shot on target at Queens Park Rangers, with Cardiff struggling to turn their dominance of possession into goalscoring chances at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
Forest are marginal 31/10 favourites to bounce back with a win, with the draw 11/5 and a Cardiff win 19/10.
Manager Sabri Lamouchi is reportedly under heavy pressure at the City Ground having overseen his side’s dramatic collapse at home to Stoke City on the final day of last season to fall out of the play-off spots.
However, it is understood he will receive more time to get results back on track.
In the opposite dugout, meanwhile, Neil Harris says he hopes his side are not suffering from their own hangover having been defeated in the play-offs by Fulham at the end of July.
“On Saturday it was individual errors, team errors,” Harris admitted.
“I see the mentality is right every day on the training pitch. But if there is a hangover we need to shake it off quickly. I don’t sense it at the moment, but I understand it will be labelled as that if we don’t start picking points up quickly.”
There’s certainly plenty riding on this one, then, for the two play-off contenders. Lyle Taylor, signed by Forest on a free transfer from Charlton in the summer, only came on as a substitute at QPR but could make his home debut as a starter here.
He’s 21/10 to score anytime (bet365), with his potential strike partner Lewis Grabban 9/5 (Sky Bet). The duo scored 31 league goals between them last season.
For the visitors, Kieffer Moore will be desperate to score his first goal for the club having drawn a blank on his debut following his move from Wigan. The Wales striker is 11/5 to score anytime (Sky Bet).
Last season, the head-to-heads both ended 1-0 in favour of the visiting side on the day, and I can certainly envisage another low-scoring affair here between two well-matched sides who like to keep things tight. Under 2.5 Goals is 8/13 (bet365).