Tottenham v Nottingham Forest preview – Tricky Trees can stun Spurs
Britt Assombalonga can help Forest beat a weakened Tottenham side on Wednesday night
September 24th, 2014
A repeat of the 1991 FA Cup final will take place tonight at White Hart Lane, with Nottingham Forest travelling to north London and they are not without a chance of causing a potential upset.
Providing Stuart Pearce plays his strongest team, there is every reason to expect Forest to run Tottenham close in this cup fixture, with bet365 offering an eye-catching 15/4 about the visitors claiming victory.
Pearce was part of the team that won that cup final 23 years ago and he has steered his team to the top of the Championship after an unbeaten start which has seen Forest enjoy five wins and three draws to date.
Seventeen goals have been scored and Britt Assombalonga has been the chief marksman, with the striker having recently bagged a hat-trick against Fulham and he’ll be looking forward to testing himself on a bigger stage.
The performances of Michail Antonio have also stood out, with Spurs coming into this game off the back of a winless run which stems back to 28 August.
Home defeats against Liverpool and West Brom have sandwiched draws away to Sunderland and Partizan, with Mauricio Pochettino looking at this competition dimly considering that a poor Premier League start renders Saturday’s trip to the Etihad an important one.
William Hill offer 3/4 about the home side winning and it doesn’t smack of value against a confident side who are ready to demonstrate that they can live with teams in the Premier League ahead of a potential promotion charge.
BETTING TIP: NOTTINGHAM FOREST OR DRAW ON DOUBLE CHANCE @ 11/10