NEWCASTLE will be pursuing their first win of the season when they travel to the City Ground.
The Championship outfit are unbeaten this season, but Aitor Karanka’s side have won just one of their opening six games.
After reports of a bust-up between Rafa Benitez and Jamal Lascelles amid all the anger at the ownership, a first win of the season could be just the remedy.
A visit to Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup will give an opportunity for the Premier League XI to have a rest and some of the fringe players to come in – especially as league survivial is the number one goal on Tyneside.
Ayoze Perez has blown hot and cold in a Newcastle shirt but the Spaniard is a tasty 6/1 with Coral to break the deadlock at the City Ground.
Neither side have got into their stride in the league and it would be no surprise to see this go to penalties – an outcome neither would want – a draw at full time is 5/2 with Betfair.
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What TV channel is Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United on and can I live stream it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting from 7.30pm.
Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online through SkyGo or the Sky Sports app.
Non Sky customers can view the game with a Now TV day pass which for £7.99.
When is Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United?
The game will take place on Wednesday, 29 August.
Kick-off will be at 7.45pm.
The match will be held at the City Ground.
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Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith is suspended after picking up a red card in his side’s first round penalty shootout win over Bury, while Jack Colback cannot start against his parent club.
Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden is suspended after picking up a red card in his side’s 0-0 draw to Cardiff, becoming the first substitute to be given a straight red card in a Premier League game since Hal Robson-Kanu last August.
The Magpies will be without Florian Lejeune and Jonjo Shelvey, but could see the return of Jamaal Lascelles and Javier Manquillo.