Tottenham Hotspur vs Nottingham Forrest 09/24/2014 Free League Cup Soccer Pick and Preview
Nottingham Forrest vs Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 24th September 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Tottenham Hotspur 3/5 Draw 3/1 Nottingham Forrest 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports
On Sunday Tottenham were awful, its hard to see how a team with aspirations for a top four finish could be so bad especially considering the players they possess. Lamela, Erickson and Chadli are gifted players but the problem for Tottenham is up front where Adebayor and Soldado have just not been able to find the net. New boss Pochettino plays with a football first philosophy and while that is all well and good when teams are winning it can get frustrating for fans when the team is just not scoring goals. Lamela is starting to show some of the potential he has and some of the terrific form he showed in Roma before moving to England. However tomorrow night there is every chance Pochettino rests his stars and gives Soldado, Lennon, Kane and the rest of the squad players some game time. This could lead to a really even game.
On the other side Nottingham Forrest are leading the Championship and the team is playing with alot of confidence. Assambalango and Antonio have netted twelve goals in the eight league games thus far with the former currently on a goal a game, that type of form has been attracting attention for clubs needing finishers and funnily enough he could be having a type of trial tomorrow night if the rumours of Tottenhams interest in purchasing him in January are true. Under Stuart Pearce Nottingham Forrest have improved dramatically a team that had a really poor season last year has been transformed and looks like a genuine contender for the Championship although this is early days.
This is one of those ones that looks like a trap game, the underdog looks the bet here they have the form and are more likely to put out a strong team , the only problem is that its away from home and this is against a Premier League team that has alot of quality. With that said I am still going to take Nottingham Forrest +1 on the handicap, the underdogs have a chance to win this one outright but the handicap bets looks the more solid option. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo