Two weeks later and West Ham made short work of the Tricky Trees at the City Ground, winning 4-1 and sending Steve McClaren closer to the exit door, with the former England manager unable to get his team performing on any sort of level.
Something of a miracle is needed to get anything out of Saturday’s game at Upton Park, although you can get 5/1 (Bet Victor £75 free bets) if you think that the visitors can pull off a surprise victory against a team in the box seat for promotion.
West Ham have not really made their home patch a fortress this term although Sam Allardyce’s team are grinding their way out of the division and look a great bet at 8/13 (William Hill free bet) to claim victory in this match.
Forest were drubbed 4-0 at Leicester during the week and another 4-0 reverse is on offer at odds of 25/1 (Coral bookmaker) which could be worth a punt considering that West Ham put four past the same opponents in the reverse fixture.
Coral also offer 6/4 that the home side lead at half-time and full-time, although the Hammers have not been full of goals this season and Forest may well end up battening down the hatches and trying to secure a precious point.