Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough tips – Back a glut of goals

IN PICTURE: Dexter Blackstock.
STORY: SPORT LEAD: Nottingham Forest FC v Middlesbrough. Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday 7th March 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Over 3.5 Goals

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Betting Tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 29/10 with betvictor

Improving Nottingham Forest host pre-season promotion favourites Middlesbrough in the Championship live on Sky Sports this Saturday lunchtime, and there are plenty of portents pointing to goals galore flying in at the City Ground.

BetVictor thus offer terrific odds of 29/10 for the match total to be over 3.5, and slightly better last term’s meetings between these two with the net bulging three times per game. Read on and punters will find out why this looks a sure-fire bet.

Northeast outfit Middlesbrough have scored three times on four occasions across all competitions this term already, and in all but one of those their opponents managed to get a goal as well.

The visitors have Uruguay international forward Christian Stuani in terrific form, with seven goals in eight outings since seeing for Aitor Karanka’s Teesside team and a nifty 19/10 anytime chance with Coral to net again.

Backed up by Spanish striker Kike, proven Championship poacher David Nugent, direct wide threat Albert Adomah and the guile of hometown hero Stewart Downing, Boro bring plenty to the table for this trip to the East Midlands.

Forest, meanwhile, have boosted their squad with several loan signings, with Portugal international Nelson Oliveira netting on his debut off the bench at QPR last weekend. Odds of 8/1 with bet365 say he will score last, provided he shakes off a sprained ankle.

Target man Dexter Blackstock is an alternative threat, grabbing the winner last time out against Birmingham City and in the previous home meeting with Middlesbrough back in March, so is a tasty top-price 10/3 with Ladbrokes to net again anytime.

With these strikers, City Ground attacking academy product Tyler Walker and Chris O’Grady on their radar are Championship assists machine Chris Burke and playmaker Henri Lansbury, so there shall plentiful supply for Dougie Freedman’s Forest in front of their own fans.

Betting Tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 29/10 with betvictor

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