Nottingham Forest square up against Burnley on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football in the Premier League. For our bet of the day we have picked out an interesting market from this clash that could have a lot to offer our punters.
Nottingham Forest have had a mixed start to their second campaign back in the Premier League, winning two and losing two of their opening four fixtures.
The Tricky Trees picked up an outstanding 1-0 win at Chelsea last time out and manager Steve Cooper will hope to build on that, for the visit of Burnley on Monday evening.
The two sides have already met this season in the second round of the Carabao Cup, with the game also being staged at the City Ground. The Clarets progressed with a 1-0 victory but it is fair to say that both starting line-ups will look totally different for this league clash.
One of the key figures who didn’t start in that cup game for Forest, was forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who has been an excellent addition to Cooper’s ranks since his arrival last summer.
After 10 goals for the hosts last season and his goal against Arsenal at home securing his side’s top flight status, Awoniyi has started strongly again in 2023-24, with three goals already in the league.
The Nigerian will be raring to go against Vincent Kompany’s side on Monday, as they are currently struggling to readjust to the Premier League with their front-foot style of play. On home soil, this fixture gives Forest a huge opportunity to climb the league table and test the waters for what they could actually push for this year.
Awoniyi’s physical presence makes him a tough opponent to play against. Both Arsenal and Manchester United couldn’t shut him out and with Burnley’s defensive record so far (11 goals conceded), he will be fancying his chances to continue his excellent start to the season and collect his fourth league goal.