Ninth place Sheffield Wednesday travel to 15th paced Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night, looking to build on their four-match unbeaten run, against a Forest side that have drawn five of their opening seven matches.

Nottingham Forest have proven difficult to beat in their opening seven matches in the Championship. The Reds have lost just once so far, a 2-1 defeat at second placed Brentford, but have also found it difficult to register a victory, with just a solitary 1-0 win at home to Reading in their opening seven games. Aitor Karanka’s side are also unbeaten at the City Ground so far this season and will be looking to extend that run against Sheffield Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday, meanwhile, are on a four-match unbeaten run, including three wins in a row, before they came from two goals down to hold Stoke City to a 2-2 draw at home on Saturday. The Owls had lost two of their opening three matches, but appear to have turned things around ahead of their visit to Nottingham Forest.

The last five meetings between Forest and Sheffield Wednesday have produced 16 goals, with Wednesday winning all of the last seven league meetings, including on their last four visits to the City Ground, with two 3-0 wins in their last three trips to Nottingham.

Wednesday have certainly been entertaining to watch in the early stages of the season, having scored 11 and conceded 11 in their opening seven matches. Jos Luhukay’s side are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league.

Speaking to The Star ahead of the clash with Forest Luhukay said, “Defending alone isn’t enough. We must do more in attack to score goals. I can live with winning 3-1, 5-3. Fans like attractive players who can score goals. The more players we have who can score goals, the less predictable we are.”


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