Nottingham Forest - Portsmouth

Forest are in a great run of results. Four wins of last five competitive games (three of four in Championship) and haven’t lost at City Ground in 31 occasions! No injury worries for Billy Davies. Skipper Paul McKenna has returned in Preston after two months and came from the bench, perhaps will start today. The target is a play-off spot and I don’t worry they’ll look complacent at any moment.

Pompey have a decent squad and experienced players, but continue with struggling against the problems outside the pitch. Richard Hughes and Michael Brown are out because of “ongoing contract issues”. Dave Kitson and Greg Halford are suspended, while midfielder Lawrence should be fit. Club has brought defender Ritchie De Laet (never heard for him) on loan from Man Utd and he could be in the starting eleven. They’re winless in last five (three consecutive defeats) and in every of last four games conceded three times!

Cannot say I’m delighted with 1.65, but it seems Pompey didn’t deserve more. 2-0 correct score.

More to follow...

Bet: Nott Forest -1ah
Odd: 2.10 Pinnacle
Stake: 7/10

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