Nottingham Forest host Charlton Athletic at City Ground on Tuesday evening.
Sabri Lamouchi's men keep pushing for promotion, at present in 4th spot merely 1 point adrift Leeds in 2nd spot and 4 points clear of Bristol City just outside the play-off places.
Looking at the season so far, Forest concede around the league average of shots and shots on target per game. However, recent weeks tell a different and interesting story as we'll explore in just a moment.
Forest maintain the best saving percentage in the Championship so far this season, French goalkeeper Brice Samba saving some 75% of the faced shots on target.
In fact, only Leeds and Brentford have conceded fewer goals than Forest so far this season.
Looking at the last 4 games, Forest have conceded on average 3.00 shots on target per game - one of the best defensive numbers in the league right now. Impressive stuff indeed since those numbers include games against promotion rivals Leeds and Brentford.
The Addicks will be looking over their shoulders for the remainder of the season, currently residing in 21st place only 4 points clear of relegation. The south-east London club have stalled somewhat at a low point and Lee Bowyer need to find some sort of remedy to keep his boyhood club safe and sound in the second tier.
The south-east London club still miss two of their most prominent goal scorers in Macauley Bonne and Jonathan Leko due to injuries.
No other team have created fewer shots than Charlton so far in the Championship this season, Charlton creating on average 8.71 shots per game. Only Luton have created fewer shots on target than Charlton so far in the Championship this season, Charlton creating on average 3.39 shots on target per game.
Looking at the last 4 games, Charlton have created on average 5.75 shots and 2.25 shots on target per game - the worst defensive numbers in the league right now.
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Nottingham Forest present the best saving percentage in the Championship and concede one of the lowest number of shots on target in the league in recent games.
Charlton is one of the teams creating the fewest shots and shots on target in the Championship, recent numbers cement these figures.
My Betting Tip is Total Goals by Away Team: Under 0.5.
Stake at 5/10 units.