Brentford look a solid bet to pile more misery on Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
Brentford v Nottingham Forest - Tuesday 19:45
The Brentford hierarchy might have abundant belief in the methods being deployed to bring success to Griffin Park but only wins are going to convince the players. Most of the new arrivals have never played at Championship level before, so a comfortable 2-0 win over a competent Ipswich side at the weekend will do them the power of good.
John Egan is one of those new faces and the former Gillingham centre back netted twice against the Tractor Boys, demonstrating the Bees' continuing threat as one of the division's dominant set-piece outfits. His first came moments after the break, triggering a dominant second half display, the standard of which would be too much for Nottingham Forest if replicated here.
It was all in stark contrast to Forest's performance in the televised game at Brighton. The Reds started brightly at the Amex but proved to be rather flaky once behind, eventually going down 3-0. They've now conceded six times in two matches and Philippe Montanier has a real job on his hands trying to bring stability to a squad lacking continuity in either ideas or personnel.
As such, this looks a fairly straightforward call - take the 7/5 on Brentford to win. Forest are looking like a bottom eight outfit as it stands, Brentford could be pushing for the top eight, yet the odds suggest these two teams are more or less the equal of each other once home advantage has been taken into account.