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Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips – 13th January 2018

10th January 2018 / lee
Championship Betting

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Championship, 13th January 5.30pm

Forest pulled out one of the shocks of the FA Cup third round as they burst into life to take out holders Arsenal at the City Ground. Can they use the confidence from that to get their home form in the league going, as they have lost three of their last four on home soil? Aston Villa brilliantly destroyed Bristol City on January 1st and will be looking for more points in their promotion push. The Villains are 6/4 favourites to win, with the draw at 11/5 and Forest at 2/1 * (Betting Odds taken January 8th at 10.45pm)

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Betting Tips

Forest had a great day at the office last weekend as they knocked holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Now they need to replicate that kind of form back in the Championship. The Tricky Trees are just W1 L3 in their last four at the City Ground and have lost their last two there without having found the back of the net and each of their last three home defeats has seen Forest fail to score in them. Overall this season Forest are W7 D0 L6 on home soil in the Championship and that is keeping them in mid-table because their away form has been really poor. 66% of Nottingham Forest’s points have been earned at home. Forest have scored seventeen and have conceded seventeen goals on home soil this season so it is all pretty hit and miss from them. Both teams to score at Betfair for a quote of 5/6 odds may well have some appeal, therefore.

They have drafted in former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka to try and turn their fortunes around and that did spark a flurry of betting on them to get promoted this season. They start the weekend ten points outside of the play off spots though so have ground to make up. Overall home and away Forest are winless in five played (D2 L3) and they have won just one of their last eight league games. In the Betfair correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 5/1 and top scorer for Forest this season is Kieran Dowell but the top scorer for them on home soil is Barrie McKay with five. They are 4/1 and 9/2 respectively in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. Forest won this corresponding fixture last season 2-1 but they fell to a defeat by that scoreline at Villa earlier in the season. In the last five meetings between the two clubs, there have been two 2-1 home wins, two 2-2 draws and a 2-0 home win with Villa W2 D2 L1 up in that sequence of games.

After a little blip through December, Villa seems to be back on track having posted back to back wins over Middlesbrough and Bristol City. Those were tough games and they sailed through them with six unanswered goals in total. Away from home, this season Villa are W5 D3 L5 and their recent win at Middlesbrough snapped a three-match winless streak that they were on away from Villa Park. They will have the defence to stay in this contest and they have conceded just over a goal per game away from home but have taken a clean sheet in 38% of their road games this season. The half time draws at Betfair may well be worth considering too as the Villains have been level at the break in seven of their thirteen away games this term. Scott Hogan and Albert Adomah are the leading options in the anytime goalscorer market for the Saturday evening duel.

Who will win – Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Predictions

Forest just don’t have the home form in the Championship at the moment to suggest that they can take down Villa. The Villains have a little bit of momentum behind them now and they can go and collect three points at the City Ground.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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