Bet Builder Tips: Salah the star in this 15/1 punt for Nottingham Forest v Liverpool

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Liverpool (-2)
Both Teams to Score? No 
Mo Salah to Have 3 or More Shots on Target
Roberto Firmino to Score Anytime 

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Saturday 12.30pm: Nottingham Forest v Liverpool
TV: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

Liverpool (-2)

Liverpool have recorded back-to-back 1-0 wins to ignite their stuttering season, but their performance against West Ham left a lot to be desired. 

The Reds had James Milner to thank for a brilliant block late on to prevent Tomas Soucek from scoring a certain equaliser and had Alisson to thank for saving Jarrod Bowen’s first-half penalty. They are by no means back to the levels they were hitting last season, but two wins on the spin has them heading in the right direction. 

They have an excellent chance to make that three wins out of three at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon. Nottingham Forest have been shambolic this season, failing to win any of their previous nine games in a spell that has returned just three points. 

They have taken on two other Big Six clubs since their promotion to the Premier League, losing both without scoring a goal and conceding eight goals in the process. It would be surprising if Liverpool didn’t come away with a comfortable win so Liverpool (-2) in the handicap market kicks us off. 

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Both Teams to Score? No

Liverpool claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win in their FA Cup quarter-final clash with Forest in March, but it will be much more difficult for Forest to motivate themselves for a standard league game instead of a one-off cup game. 

Even in a one-off setting, Forest struggled to really test the Liverpool defence, although they did spurn one glorious chance to take the lead. Forest have been a mess defensively this season, conceding 23 goals in their 11 league games to date. 

They have steadied the ship in their last three games, conceding just two goals in their last two outings. However, that defensive shift has been at the expense of almost all of their attacking threat. 

Forest have scored just once in those three games and didn’t look like they’d score against Brighton in a month of Sundays. Liverpool have a great chance to record three clean sheets on the spin and for Both Teams To Score? No

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Mohamed Salah to Have 3 or More Shots on Target

Only Everton have faced more shots per game this season than Forest, and only Manchester City have attempted more shots per game than Liverpool, so it stands to reason that Liverpool’s forwards will pepper Dean Henderson’s goal on Saturday afternoon. 

Mohamed Salah has only scored three times in nine appearances in the league this season, but he does rank among the most consistent shooters in the division. Salah has hit the target 10 times this season, the 13th-highest amount in the Premier League. 

He will get plenty of chances against Forest on Saturday and should cause plenty of problems for Henderson and co. We’ll take Mo Salah to Have 3 or More Shots on Target.

Roberto Firmino to Score Anytime

Salah’s slow start to the season has been somewhat offset by the form of Roberto Firmino, who has started the campaign on fire.  Firmino has scored six goals in seven starts for Liverpool in the league this season, scoring vital goals in the home win over Newcastle and the 3-3 draw against Brighton. 

He’s got four in his last six and will have an important role to play on Saturday in the absence of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz. Firmino is Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League this season and you have to back him to Score Anytime at the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest v Liverpool Betting

Liverpool (-2)
Both Teams to Score? No 
Mo Salah to Have 3 or More Shots on Target
Roberto Firmino to Score Anytime 

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