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Nottingham Forest v Barnsley Prediction & Betting Tips – 24th April 2018

23rd April 2018 / lee
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Forest could do nothing to prevent their continuing slumping form on the weekend as they took a hit against Cardiff. They play their game in hand in midweek that they are holding and even if they pick up three points they will be stuck in 17th place. Barnsley have to throw the kitchen sink at this one, a win takes them one point outside the relegation zone.

Nottingham Forest v Barnsley Betting Odds*

Barnsley 6/4, Nottingham Forest 7/4, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 3:42 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)

Nottingham Forest News and Form

After suffering a loss against Cardiff on the weekend Nottingham Forest have lost four of their last five league games now. They are down in 17th place and safe from relegation and nowhere near getting a mid-table finish. Their home form is W9 D2 L10 for the season and they have only lost one of their last five at the City Ground (W2 D2) so their form hasn’t been all that bad really. Both wins in that sequence were 2-1 successes and in the William Hill correct score market a Forest 2-1 result is at 9/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 23rd, 2018 at 3:02 p.m.). Forest have produced a clean sheet in less than a third of their home games this season and as an attacking force have only managed 22 goals in their 21 home games. In total, they have failed to score in 43% of their home games. So there hasn’t been all that much to cheer about from them. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last five league games (home and away combined) and so even though they are taking on a relegation-threatened side, they are going to be vulnerable. They have scored 59% of their home goals this season in the second half of matches. Although they have been few and far between each of their last nine wins in the league Forest have scored at least two goals in each of them.

Barnsley News and Form

Barnsley have to leave everything on the pitch in this one. Three points just gets them out of the drop zone as they are sat third from bottom going into this one, two points behind Bolton. So there’s still hope of survival with three games to play for them. They lost 2-1 at Leeds over the weekend leaving them with a W1 D2 L3 record in their last six league outings. Away from home, they are on a four-match losing streak, but they did score in three of those four so both teams to score at William Hill for 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on April 23rd, 2018 at 3:02 p.m.) may be a decent proposition. The Tykes haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last ten league games now and away from home, they have conceded in each of their last five. Barnsley in total have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game this season on the road. Surprisingly 64% of the goals that they have conceded away from home this season have been in the first half of matches. Of the twenty-one first-half away goals conceded, eleven of them have been between the 16th and 30th minute.

Nottingham Forest v Barnsley Head to Head

Barnsley collected a 2-1 home win over Forest back in August and that is three wins in the league four league meetings for the Tykes now. That includes last season’s trip to the City Ground when they won 1-0. Nottingham Forest have actually won just one of their last five home games against Barnsley in the Championship W1 D3 L1. Three of the last four at the City Ground between them have produced under 2.5 goals.

Who will win – Nottingham Forest v Barnsley Predictions

Without a doubt, Barnsley needs three points more than Forest do. But their away form isn’t there and even though Forest are in a mess at the moment, the Tykes may fail to get the win on the board. Settle on the midweek draw.

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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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