Nottingham Forest began the campaign with Steve McClaren in charge before the former England manager walked away from the City Ground and Steve Cotterill is not faring much better, with the Tricky Trees in the relegation zone again.
Saturday’s home defeat to Southampton has left confidence at rock bottom again, although they did win at Ipswich in their last away game and can be backed at 4/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to claim victory in Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay at the King Power Stadium.
Forest will be up against a Leicester side who played out a goalless draw with them ten days ago, with the Foxes also not showing any improvement with their second manager this season.
Nigel Pearson might yet lead City to the Premier League this term, although Saturday’s home defeat to Barnsley certainly wasn’t in the script and Leicester having a tricky trip to Southampton on Monday.
Perhaps this replay will help restore some confidence and William Hill (£25 free betting) offer 3/4 that the home side book their place in the fourth round of the competition.
David Nugent is an 11/2 chance to open the scoring, with £4 million man Jermaine Beckford available at the same odds. Beckford really hasn’t performed since switching from Everton, although the same can be said of most players in a blue shirt this season.