Nottingham Forest will hope to make it back-to-back Premier League wins when they host Burnley on Monday Night Football, with kick-off at 8pm. Below we’ve put together a bet builder, in an attempt to pluck out some value from this fixture.
Nottingham Forest to win
The home side now look like they truly belong at Premier League level and they’ve been impressive on the road this season.
Away games at Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea could have delivered more than the three points they registered, while they’ve won their only home match against Sheffield United. The City Ground will play a factor, and Burnley’s losing run is likely to continue.
Both teams to score – Yes
Burnley are still finding their feet in the Premier League and yet, despite tough fixtures, only Manchester City have prevented them scoring. The Clarets found the net twice against an impressive Tottenham outfit and scored against Aston Villa. They should be able to score here, while their defence leaves serious cause for concern.
They’ve conceded 11 goals in three Premier League matches to date. Meanwhile, Forest have been scoring with ease, finding the net in all four of their league encounters so far. Three of those four have also finished BTTS Yes, so expect goals on Monday Night Football.
Taiwo Awoniyi to score 2+ goals
Awoniyi is now Nottingham Forest’s main goal threat. Their number nine has taken centre stage since the exit of Brennan Johnson and this season looks to have an extra level of confidence about him.
Three goals in four league matches so far is an impressive start given the fixtures Forest have faced, while their Nigerian forward already has goals at Old Trafford and the Emirates on his CV for this season. He should enjoy a profitable day in front of goal against a shaky Burnley side.
Serge Aurier to be booked
To add a little spice to this bet and make it a 50/1 shot, we’ve picked out a player to be booked.
Forest are likely to be troubled by Burnley’s tricky wingers, and Serge Aurier has already been booked twice so far this season, in just four matches. He’s made seven tackles this season, and is always involved in defending one-on-one situations. We believe he could be in line for another booking here.