Holloway predicts enthralling encounter between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday
By Harvey Byrne
Ian Holloway has predicted the match between Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest on Saturday to be “full of goals.”
Sky Sports pundit Holloway believes that Wednesday have an “array of talent” upfront, while only Barnsley have scored more goals than Forest in the league.
The two famous English sides are looking to return to the top flight after many years out of it with Forest currently sat in 13th, while Wednesday are right behind in 14th.
Holloway, who once took Blackpool to the Premier League has hailed what Philippe Montanier is doing with his current side, but refused to pick out an outright winner in the clash, predicting a 2-2 draw.
“This game should be full of goals. Only Barnsley have scored more than Nottingham Forest in the league this season while Sheffield Wednesday have an array of talent in forward areas,” Holloway wrote in his Sky Sports column. “I like what Philippe Montanier has got going at Forest – they’re a very attack-minded side and this might be a good time to play Wednesday, who haven’t hit full stride yet.”
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Despite Montanier’s strength upfront scoring 16 goals from their first eight matches they have also conceded 17 goals, with only Rotherham conceding more goals.
In contrast Carlos Carvalhal’s side have scored nine goals and conceded 11.
Both sides are heading into the clash at Hillsborough on the back of defeats with Forest suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich, while Wednesday also lost 2-1 against Birmingham.
In other Nottingham Forest news, goalkeeper Stephen Henderson was missing from Wednesday’s fixture due to a hip injury.