The free-scoring visitors can edge an entertaining clash at Ewood Park on Tuesday.
Blackburn v Nottingham Forest - Tuesday 19:45
Philippe Montanier serves the second game of a two-match touchline ban for clashing with referee Kevin Friend last month and he might be tempted to stay up in the stands for the foreseeable if the performance at Ewood Park is anything like the one he witnessed against Birmingham on Friday night. Take the 19/4 available on Forest to win and both teams to score.
The Reds have been the Championship’s great entertainers this term, their 12 matches having produced a staggering 45 goals. They possess bundles of quality going forward, with 11 different players finding the net, but defensively they are utterly naive. Against Blues, though, it all came together in a positive way and the Frenchman will surely look to preserve the dynamic.
Rovers are looking much more professional now than they were six weeks ago but they might be liable to overstretch themselves if they see this game as a must-win encounter. They were excellent going forward against a desperately poor Rotherham side in a similar grade of fixture a month ago but still contrived to concede two goals.
On that basis, we can make a feasible case for the 6/1 available on over 2.5 away team goals. At home, Forest have bagged four apiece against Burton and Wigan, three apiece against Leeds and Birmingham. On the road, their schedule has been top-heavy with trips to four of the top seven but they’ve netted six times across their last four away games.