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The Carabao Cup continues on Wednesday as Nottingham Forest take on Newcastle. Tom Carnduff has found a goalscorer bet.


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1pt Daryl Murphy to score anytime at 23/10

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Nottingham Forest v Newcastle (City Ground, Wednesday, 1945 BST, Sky Sports Football)

It's the Sky Bet Championship against the Premier League on Wednesday night as Nottingham Forest welcome Newcastle to the City Ground.

Aitor Karanka's men have had an unbeaten start to the season picking up points in all five games, their big concern will be turning draws into wins with four of those games finishing with the scoreline even.

They should make changes for this game despite playing stronger opposition, but Daryl Murphy is in contention to start against his former club.

The 35-year-old has scored two goals in as many league starts this season and could get the starting shirt again as Karanka assesses the fitness of Lewis Grabban.

Murphy's involvement in the first-round win over Bury shows he is set to be used in this competition, and he could capitalise given Newcastle handing much-needed game-time to fringe players within their squad.

Combine the two factors of a changed defence and his recent form, it highlights how the ingredients are there for the Forest man to strike again here.

The best price of 23/10 available on the forward scoring anytime looks a decent price when you take into account the nature of this fixture, and the hosts' other striking options.

Newcastle's slow start to the Premier League season could mean that they see this Cup as, not necessarily an inconvenience, but one they can use to see others in competitive action.

That should play into Forest's hands. They've proved that they are a competitive side in England's second-tier, and once they start to convert one point into three they should be a side at the top-end of the division.

Score prediction: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Newcastle (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)

Best bet: Daryl Murphy to score anytime at 23/10


Odds correct at 1400 BST (28/08/18)

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