Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City latest odds, news and free bets

Season ticket holders at the City Ground have seen plenty of goals scored this season, although most of them have been at the wrong end, with Nottingham Forest having drawn two and lost two of their four Championship matches at home. Steve McClaren is thought to be under a reasonable amount of pressure after just a few months in charge…

Season ticket holders at the City Ground have seen plenty of goals scored this season, although most of them have been at the wrong end, with Nottingham Forest having drawn two and lost two of their four Championship matches at home.

Steve McClaren is thought to be under a reasonable amount of pressure after just a few months in charge of the Tricky Trees, with the former England manager rumoured to be dissatisfied with the lack of funds given to him before the August transfer window closed.

Results on the pitch have to change quickly after a 2-1 home reverse to arch-rivals Derby County and a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Burnley, although there was a 1-0 victory at Watford sandwiched in between those two results.

Ladbrokes (£50 free bets) offer 6/5 that Forest finally come good at home on Sunday and they will be up against a Birmingham team who might be feeling the pinch after a midweek trip to Slovenia where the Blues beat Maribor in the Europa League.

This is a competition that McClaren knows all about after steering Middlesbrough to the final a few seasons ago, although he will be hoping that City aren’t feeling too confident after a 2-1 triumph against the Slovenian champions. Chris Hughton’s side can be backed at 13/5 (Stan James – £150 free betting) to claim a first away win in the league.

Ishmael Miller comes into this game after scoring in both of his previous matches and the former West Brom forward hasn’t had much supply so far, with Paddy Power offering 13/2 that he breaks the deadlock.

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