In-form Forest to down Seagulls

  • By: Craig Chisnall
  • Last Updated: March 27 2013, 12:30 GMT

Craig Chisnall is once again siding with in-form Nottingham Forest for his best bet in the Championship this weekend.

Nottingham Forest: Fancied to celebrate another victory
Nottingham Forest: Fancied to celebrate another victory

After coming up trumps for us at almost 3-1 at Hull last time out I've got no hesitation in piling some of that profit back into Nottingham Forest again.

Forest came from a goal down at the KC Stadium to chalk up their sixth straight win at a huge price and such is their confidence that I can't see fellow promotion chasers Brighton halting their charge.

Since Billy Davies returned to the club they have been simply unstoppable but they are still odds-against and that just can't be ignored.

Yes, Brighton are a good side but with Forest scoring goals for fun a home win looks the result to me at 23/20.

Such is my confidence in Davies' men that I'd even consider having a nibble on them at 7/2 to claim the second promotion place behind Cardiff.

There's plenty of Championship action on Good Friday too and I'm hoping Crystal Palace and Watford get the long weekend off to a flyer for us.

The Hornets have lost their last two to strugglers Blackpool and Barnsley and that means their price to beat Burnley has lengthened to evens.

The Clarets aren't great on the road though and with two weeks off Gianfranco Zola's men will be desperate to get back on track.

Palace will also be chomping at the bit to get back to winning ways after a chastening 3-0 defeat to Brighton last time out.

But they are a different team at Selhurst Park, where they have already won 12 times, and I'd back them to beat Birmingham to keep pace with Watford and the rest of the leaders.

For my final bet in the Championship I believe Wolves are worth considering at home to Middlesbrough.

Dean Saunders' side rescued their season when they came from behind at the interval to beat fellow strugglers Bristol City two weeks ago.

That sent them into the break with a much-needed boost and the visit of fast-sinking Boro could come at the right time.

Boro have been on a dreadful run since the turn of the year, losing their last three, and they've also lost 12 on the road - only rock-bottom Bristol City have suffered more defeats away from home.

Wolves are available at 8/5 and I will be investing.

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