Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton will face off in the EFL Cup at the City Ground on Wednesday.
Nottingham Forest is looking to recover from a disappointing 4-1 loss in the FA Cup and will likely put up a strong fight against Wolverhampton.
Midfielder Ryan Yates is expected to start after scoring as a substitute in the previous game and several key players such as Lingard, Kouyate, Richards, Biancone, and Niakhate will not play due to injuries.
Wolverhampton performed well in their last match, holding Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup, and will be in high spirits for this EFL Cup game.
The teams appear to be evenly matched at the moment and this match is expected to be a close encounter. On the Wolverhampton side, Hee-Chan Hwang is pushing for a start and several players such as Traore, Kalajdzic, Chiquinho, and Neto are out with injuries.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Head-to-head
Wolverhampton is a more experienced team in the top flight compared to Nottingham Forest, and this is reflected in their head-to-head record in past meetings.
They recently defeated Nottingham 1-0 and have won five of the past six matches.
The last time Nottingham won a home fixture against Wolverhampton was ten years ago.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Prediction
The recent form suggests that Wolverhampton is likely to win this match as well. They have drawn against Liverpool and Aston Villa, and won against Everton since the season resumed.
Additionally, Nottingham Forest has struggled for consistency as a newly-promoted team.
The odds for a Wolverhampton win are 2.80. However, it is worth noting that Wolverhampton’s defense has been struggling this season and has failed to keep clean sheets regularly, and Nottingham Forest has been scoring consistently at home.
Therefore, betting on both teams to score could be a good option with odds of 1.90.