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Fabian Schar, Newcastle defender
Fabian Schar: Has 2+ shots in seven of his last 12 games

Our football props column landed another winner on Thursday. Now it has an 11/1 Bet Builder for Forest v Newcastle - and you can back it for free!

  • Schar & Yates offer set-piece threat

  • Gibbs-White SOT landed in 7 of last 10

  • Back shots Bet Builder at north of 11/1

It could pay to delve into the shots markets for Friday Night Football which comes from the City Ground.

Let's start with the visitors who, as this column has mentioned before, lead the Premier League for shots from set-piece situations.

A key man in those scenarios has been Fabian Schar, who has posed a real aerial threat to opposition defences. The Swiss is also a man who likes to try his luck from distance.

That combination has seen him land the 2+ shots bet in seven of his last 12 games and with Forest sixth for shots conceded from set-plays (and third for goals conceded), I'm happy to put Schar into our Bet Builder as a 5/4 chance.

Moving onto the Forest side of the ball, Morgan Gibbs-White looks overpriced in the shots markets.

He's been a big player for Forest in recent weeks in an attacking sense and has managed 2+ shots in 10 of his last 13 games.

Gibbs-White is 8/11 for a repeat here although preference is for the bigger price of 6/4 about him having 1+ shot on target, something he has managed in seven of his last 10.

Finally, let's add Ryan Yates for 2+ shots.

The Forest vice-captain hasn't started for some time due to injury and illness but he's tipped to return to the XI here.

If he does, expect some shot output from the midfielder.

Yates is a big threat from set pieces and, like Schar, isn't afraid to shoot from outside the box given half a chance.

Yates has hit 2+ shots in four of his last seven starts and with Forest desperate for points, the home side can be expected to get on the front foot against a side struggling for confidence right now.

The three-legged Bet Builder pays north of 11/1 - and remember that Betfair are offering a completely free £2 Bet Builder for any Premier League or FA Cup match this weekend!

And don't forget that if one of our players is only on the bench, you can cashout before kick-off and simply replace your bet using only those in the starting line-ups.

Back Schar & Yates 2+ shots each and Gibbs-White 1+ shot on target @


Click here to read Paul Higham's in-depth preview of Forest v Newcastle

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Column P/L 2022/23

Staked: 242pts
Returned: 284.89pts
P/L: +42.89pts


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