Forest collected a win last weekend to snap out of a small dip of form. They will be kicking off in fifth place in the table and will jump up a spot with three points in the bag. Derby have started to get a few wins under their belt, but their form overall remains pretty unpredictable. Who will come out on top in the East Midlands derby? Read our Nottingham Forest vs Derby betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 7th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Forest took a 2-1 away win at Luton last weekend which was a big lift for them as they had lost their two previous games. So they will be looking to build up a big head of steam which saw them put together a 10 match undefeated streak of form earlier this season. The home form of Forest this season is W3 D1 L2, losing their last one at the City Ground 1-2 against Hull. All of their home wins this season have been with a clean sheet, but all have been against sides who are currently in the bottom half of the table.
That is where Saturday’s opponents Derby are. Forest have only conceded the five home goals this season, taking a clean sheet in three of their six at the City Ground. Six of the seven league victories that Nottingham Forest have taken in the Championships this season have been by one goal margin only. That’s a decent betting trend to size up. Forest have scored two-thirds of goals in the second half of games.
Derby have failed to score in their last three visits to the City Ground (all competitions)
Both teams have scored in one of the last 9 meetings in all competition
There has not been an away win in any of the last eight league meetings
Forest have won one of the last seven league meetings (D3 L3)
The Rams are four points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign. They have only managed to get one away win under their belt this season in their league and their home form has been keeping them afloat. While they have won their last four home games on the bounce, they have gone winless in six on the road, losing their last two. Derby have failed to score in their last two away games.
The Rams have conceded at an average of two goals per away game this season, averaging one goal per game themselves. 71% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. Derby have lost three of their four away games against teams who are currently sitting above them in the table. The Rams are yet to earn a clean sheet on their travels and three of their defeats this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three away games in the Championship.
Nottingham Forest look good for a home win here. The away form of Derby is pretty much non-existent at the moment and the Rams are not a scoring threat on their travels. The home win to nil is well worth considering for this East Midlands derby.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Lutton have suffered back-to-back league defeats which has dealt them a hefty blow. They start the weekend just the two points above the drop zone. Nottingham Forest, after such a strong run of form, have also faltered. They too have suffered back to back defeats. So both are badly in need of a win to arrest poor form. Who takes it? Read our Luton vs Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 31/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 30th, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)
The Hatters hold a W2 D2 L2 home record this season. Their last two league games have been out on the road and they have lost both of them. Luton have taken just one win in their last six games, home and away. They are unbeaten in their last two at Kenilworth Road. Luton have averaged 1.67 goals per home game this season, with 83% of their home league games going over 2.5 goals.
There has been a trend of Luton being level at half time in home games, which they have been in five of their six at Kenilworth Road. Seven of the ten home goals which they have netted this season have come in the second half of fixtures. Only in four matches, this season have Luton opened the scoring (home and away). Heading into this weekend’s round of action, only two teams have conceded more league goals in the division than Luton have.
This is the first meeting since 2008 in League One
Each of the last four meetings in all competitions have produced a home win
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
Forest have won three of the last four league clashes
It has been back to back league defeats for Nottingham Forest. There were both one-goal margin losses against Hull and Wigan. Forest do have a very good away record of W3 D3 L1 and their defeat at Wigan in their last road game saw them lose for the first time away from the City Ground this season in the Championship. Four of their away games this season have been against teams who are currently in the top ten, so they have handled themselves well.
Just 29% of Forest’s away games in this campaign have made it over 2.5 goals. They have scored a total of 9 goals in their 7 away games. Five of the six wins that Forest have taken this season (home and away) have been by just the one-goal margin. So that’s definitely a betting trend to consider. 7 of Nottingham Forest’s 9 away games have come in the second half of fixtures. Heading into the weekend, there are only two sides in the league with a better defensive record than Forest.
So who breaks out of their losing slump? Forest have, by and large, been very good this season. Their away loss at Wigan recently was a shock, but they are better than that. They can hold their own at Kenilworth Road. Away win.
31st October 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Wigan are hanging on just outside of the relegation zone, but only with patchy form just about keeping them afloat. They need to grab all that they can on home soil, but that will be tough against the in-form Forest. Nottingham Forest starts the next round of CHampionship action sitting in second place in the table. Read our Wigan v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 8/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.)
The Latics are keeping themselves afloat with their home form. They are W3 D1 L1 on home turf so far in this campaign and have produced some nice form there recently. The Latics have taken back to back home wins, both with clean sheets as well, against Charlton and Birmingham. Wigan are undefeated in their last three home fixtures, again, all with a clean sheet as well. Two of the three home wins that they have taken have been by a 1 goal margin.
They have had a bit of trouble putting the ball in the back of the net. Wigan are the joint second-lowest scorers in the division with only 9 goals in 11 games. Of their six home goals recorded, five of them have come in the second half of fixtures. Each of their last four games at the DW Stadium have gone under 2.5 goals. That is not a bad trend to consider at all. Wigan have opened the scoring only four times this season.
Forest are W3 D2 L1 in their last six against Wigan
Nottingham Forest are on a three-match winning streak at home against the Latics
Both meetings last season ended up going over 2.5 goals
Forest have failed to score in two of their last four against Wigan
Forest are unbeaten in ten league games. It has been some magnificent stuff from them and in their last five, they have gone W4 D1. So they are right there on the money with their form. Each of their last five wins in the division have been by one goal margin only. They have remained undefeated on the road with a W3 D3 record in the bag, with only one-third of their road games making it over 2.5 goals. All three of their away wins this season have been by a one-goal margin.
Forest have been level at the half time break in 4 of their 6 away games, and they have returned 78% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. Nottingham Forest have found the back of the net in all fixtures played this season in the league and have earned back-to-back clean sheets on the road. Top scorer for Forest this season is Lewis Grabban with a five-goal haul. Carrying over from the back end of last season, Forest are undefeated in their last ten away games in the Championship (W6 D4).
Wigan are better at home than they are on the road and should, therefore, put up some kind of fight in this one. But the likely outcome is a win for Forest because they are just carrying the superior scoring power. Away win.
17th October 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke haven’t been able to scrap their way out of the relegation zone and no matter what happens this weekend, they won’t be able to. It’s been a miserable season for them with only two points from eight games recorded. The in-form Forest will fancy their chances out on the road in this one. Read our Stoke v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 25th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)
Stoke played out a 0-0 draw at Brentford last weekend. Given their current climate that will have been looked at as a success. It was just their second point of the season. It’s been nothing short of a miserable campaign from them. In midweek they were knocked out of the EFL cup by Crawley as well. Stoke have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their league fixtures this season and they have the joint-worst defensive record in the league.
Bottom side Huddersfield are the only side with a worse home record than that of Stoke. Two-thirds of the goals that Stoke have conceded this season have been in the second period of fixtures. They have now conceded the opening goal in five of their games. They are going through it right now. It is a nine-match winless streak of home form in the Championship the Potters are on (D4 L5). They have won only one of their last twelve.
Stoke earned four points against Forest last season
Forest failed to score in their two league games against Stoke
They met in the EFL Cup too last season, with Forest winning
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five league meetings
There should be value in Nottingham Forest in this one to pick up the win. They are on a seven-match undefeated streak of form and have won their last two away games. Those were tough road fixtures too at Fulham and Swansea. Forest got the job done by a one-goal margin in both of those. The Tricky Trees are unbeaten in their four road games this season in the Championship at W2 D2.
They will go into this one against Stoke having picked up a clean sheet in their last two league games as well. Leeds and Swansea are the only two sides with the better defensive record than that of Forest. Just three teams have earned more away points than Forest have done. Four of the five away goals that Forest have recorded have been after the halftime break. Nottingham Forest have scored in all league games played this season. Each of their last three have gone under 2.5 goals.
Nottingham Forest are in excellent price to go and get the win in this one. They have been a big surprise package this season and are in great shape. They can expose Stoke’s poor defence. The away win looks to be a great proposition.
26th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Arsenal will be looking to defend home soil against Championship opposition in the EFL Cup. The Gunners play host to Nottingham Forest. The last time that the two met in cup competition, it was the Tricky Trees who came out on top. Read our Arsenal v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 22nd, 2019 at 11: 44 a.m.)
Arsenal had a real battle on their hands on Sunday as they landed a 3-2 home success over Aston Villa in the Premier League. They had to fight back with only ten men to overturn a 2-1 deficit at home. That was very nearly a disastrous day at the office for them. But again, against a newly promoted side, it highlighted the defensive problems that Arsenal do have. The Gunners have taken just the one clean sheet in their last five games in all competitions.
That was when the boss Unai Emery sent out a young side to play Eintract Frankfurt in the Europa League. Arsenal won 3-0 in Germany. The temptation will be to send them out in this midweek game as well, considering Arsenal face Manchester United in the Premier League this upcoming weekend. Arsenal have been scoring well with at least two in each of their last four. Arsenal have suffered just two defeats in their last nine League Cup games, both were at home against Premier League teams.
Forest won the most recent meeting, a 2018 FA Cup tie
Three of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Arsenal beat Forest 4-0 in the 2016 EFL Cup
This will be the first meeting at Arsenal since 1998
Forest are going well in the Championship, sitting in sixth place after the weekend’s action. They are undefeated in their last seven league games so have some good momentum behind them. It suggests that they are going to give Arsenal a good run for their money in this cup tie. In this season’s League Cup, Nottingham Forest collected a home win over Fleetwood in the first round.
They then saw off Derby convincingly with a 3-0 win at the City Ground. There has been no goal conceded by Forest this season in the competition. They have lost their last two away games in the competition though, last season’s campaign crashing down in a 3-2 loss at Burton. Forest have no clean sheet in their last six away games in the League Cup.
It is hard to trust the Arsenal defence and they are likely to get a good work out against Forest. We would expect Arsenal to come through the stern test, as they have the backup plans that they can use from the bench to get themselves out of any trouble. Home win & both teams to score.
23rd September 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Swansea are the surprise pace-setters in the Championship. They finished top at the international break and will be looking for their fifth straight win when they return. They will be taking on a Nottingham Forest side who have been a hard side to get the better off though. It should make for an intriguing contest at the Liberty Stadium. Read our Swansea v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 11th, 2019 at 5:47 a.m.)
Swansea are unbeaten in this season’s Championship, having taken a wonderful W5 L1 record from their six games played. Just before the international break they made a pretty big statement with a 1-0 away win at Leeds. Leeds had been unbeaten before that big clash. So that was a big result for the Swans and it moved them on to a four-match winning streak and it gave them control at the top. Their home form is P3 W3 this season in the division and they have scored at least two goals in each of those wins.
Across the course of the season, the Swans have also taken a total of three clean sheets, so they have things together. Swansea did have a very good finish to the end of last season as well. They are now undefeated in a total of eleven Championship games and have lost only one of their last fifteen (W10 D4 L1). The Welsh club are undefeated in their last fourteen home games in the division (W10 D4). It’s very impressive numbers that they have. They have scored at least two goals in nine of their last ten league home games.
Forest claimed four points against Swansea last season in the Championship
Five of the last six meetings have ended in a home win
Swansea are unbeaten in their last three at home against Forest (W2 D1)
Four of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals, the other two were 0-0 draws
So can Nottingham Forest crack the strong home form of Swansea? It’s not been a bad season at all from Forest who are undefeated in five league games now. They have actually had a really tough run of games at the start of the season having faced West Brom, Leeds, Charlton and Fulham who are all sitting inside the top six. Now they have to face up to the league leaders. So that just goes to show how well they have been handling themselves given their current unbeaten streak.
The Tricky Trees are W1 D2 in their three away games played this season. They have managed only one clean sheet this season, home and away, so that will be a bit bothersome. Three of the four away goals which they have scored have been in the second half of games. Top scoring for them so far this season is Lewis Grabban with a four-goal tally. They are likely going to be put up at least another good show of resistance in a difficult game. Can they do enough to get a victory though out on the road?
This should be a very good battle. Forest have, by and large, held themselves against the stronger teams in the league this season. So they should push Swansea close, however, the Welsh club just have that extra goalscoring output and can nick it. Swansea to win by a one-goal margin.
12th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
After losing their opening game of the new season, Fulham have found their groove. The Cottagers have put together a three-match winning streak. Things have been a little more sedate with Forest, but they are on a three-match undefeated streak themselves. Read our Fulham v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Well, it didn’t take Fulham too long to find their footing. They started the season with a 1-0 loss at Barnsley. That was a heavy blow to kick things off following their Premier League relegation last season. But they have received so very well, winning their following three games. The Hatters scored at least two goals in each of those three successes as well.
Following wins over Blackburn and Huddersfield, Fulham hosted Millwall in midweek and took a resounding 4-0 win. Ivan Cavaleiro has three goals in his last two games for them. Aleksandar Mitrovic is now on a three-match scoring streak. Given that their two home games have produced 2-0 and 4-0 wins for Fulham, it’s little surprise that they are strong favourites for this.
Fulham beat Forest twice in the 2017/18 Championship
The Cottagers are on a three-match winning streak against Forest
Four of the last six meetings have produced at least three goals
Both teams have scored in all but one of the last five
Forest suffered a loss in their opening game of the season too. They went down 2-1 at home against West Brom. But they too have been on the road to recovery, stringing together a three-match undefeated streak of form (W1 D2). In midweek they played out a 1-1 draw at the newly-promoted Charlton.
That is 1-1 score lines in both of Nottingham Forest’s away games in the Championship this season. Those were against sides who are starting the weekend up in the top five (Leeds and Charlton). A positive for Forest is that they have scored in all four games. They have taken just the one clean sheet though. The Tricky Trees have yet to be leading at half time away from home this season (D1 L1).
We will predict that Nottingham Forest get on the scoresheet, but that they are still going to fall at the hands of Fulham. The Cottagers are likely to have unrivalled scoring power this season in the Championship and should get the win.
22nd August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Charlton are in a bit of dreamland at the moment. After earning promotion up to the second tier last season, they have taken seven points from their three Championship games. They get back to the comforts of home soil on Wednesday as they welcome Forest. The Tricky Trees got their first win of the season on the weekend. Read our Charlton v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 19th, 2019 at 5:22 p.m.)
It would seem that the Addicks are having no problems on their step up to the second tier. They have a little bit of early momentum going for them with seven points from three plays. Charlton took back to back wins to open the season with before finding themselves held to a 2-2 draw at Barnsley on the weekend.
The Addicks rescued a point with an 89th-minute penalty. So that is all three of their games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, they have been involved in some entertaining games. They will be slightly worried about the lack of clean sheets thus far. Lyle Taylor has a goal in each of their three games this season, while Conor Gallagher has just chipped in with two in two.
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 Championship
Four of the last six meetings have been drawn
Charlton are undefeated in six against Forest
Six of the last seven meetings have ended under 2.5 goals
Forest chalked up their first win of the season on the weekend with a 3-0 home success over Birmingham. That leaves them on four points following a good point out at promotion favourites Leeds in their previous game. Forest have scored in all three fixtures played so far. Lewis Grabban has scored a goal in each of Forest’s last two games now.
Nottingham Forest had a season to forget out on their travels in the Championship in the last campaign, posting a W4 D11 L8 record only. They lost four of their last six away games (W1 D1). The positive that they can take forward with them into this one is that they got a very good point at Leeds in their one away game this season. Can they dig in at the Valley?
Just because the newly promoted Charlton have a bit of wind in their sails, we are going to predict that they come out on top in this clash. The defence of the Addicks still has a lot of questions to answer, so Forest can threaten. But it is the home win in a game over 2.5 goals that look a pretty decent fit.
19th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Nottingham Forest got their first point of the new season on the board last weekend as they played out a draw with Leeds. Will they be able to pick up their first victory of the campaign as they play host to Birmingham on Saturday? The Blues have made a much stronger start having picked up four points from their opening two games of the new season. Read our Nottingham Forest v Birmingham betting tips for more.
Notts Forest 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 13th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.)
Forest had to face a couple of tough games to start the season with. They were at home against West Brom on the opening weekend of the season and suffered a 2-1 loss there. But they will probably be happy with their point earned out on the road at Leeds last weekend. Lewis Grabban got their equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road. That showed a bit of battling quality for them. So will their first win of the new season come as they face Birmingham?
Forest were a pretty handy side last season at the City Ground. Forest posted a W13 D4 L6 record at home in the last Championship campaign. They would have been well in the picture for a playoff place if they would have been able to get any away form going. One of the notable stats from Forest’s last campaign at home was that they conceded at under a goal per game on average. A win on the weekend will put Forest level on points with Brigimham, who have started well.
Birmingham earned four points against Forest in the Championship last term
There has not been an away win in any of the last seven meetings
Forest are unbeaten in their last four at home against the Blues
The Blues have three clean sheets in their last five against Forest
The Blues had all sorts of problems last season, none bigger than a nine-point deficit. But they overcame than and they will be happy with their start to the new season. They have taken four points from their opening two games and will be keen to keep that positive momentum going. They beat Brentford 1-0 in their first game of the campaign, before playing out a 1-1 draw with Bristol City at St Andrew’s last weekend.
That away success against the Bees should give them some confidence because that was no easy road trip to Griffin Park. With both of their games going under 2.5 goals so far, that could be the way to lean for your Nottingham Forest v Birmingham betting. The Blues did finish last season on a seven-match undefeated streak of form, so that, rolled over to this campaign is a nine-match unbeaten streak of Championship form from them (W3 D6).
Nottingham Forest have been involved in a couple of tough games to open the season with and they have been competitive. Because of that, we will be behind them to get their first victory of the campaign this weekend. It will probably be tight but Forest can just pinch it.
15th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It was a romp for Leeds at Ashton Gate on the opening weekend of the Championship. The Whites ran out 3-1 winners. It’s back to Elland Road this Saturday for their first home fixture of the season. Nottingham Forest will be heading there looking for their first points after losing to West Brom. Read our Leeds v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
It was a pretty good start that Leeds got for themselves last weekend. They had a tricky away game first up, taking on Bristol City. They were well out of sight early in the second half when Patrick Bamford got their second of the game. Jack Harrison made it 3-0 before the Robins got their consolation with ten minutes to go.
Opening the scoring for Leeds was Pablo Hernandez, who also set up Bamford’s goal. It was a big game from the Spaniard, who is a little out of place in such a good young team. Last season in the second tier Leeds posted a W14 D 4 L5 record at Elland Road.
They averaged 1.65 goals per home game last term, conceding at under a goal per game on average. The Whites took a clean sheet in 39% of home fixtures last term. In their last campaign, Leeds scored 63% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures.
Forest took four points off Leeds last season
In the last six meetings, things are even with two wins each and two draws
Just one of the last six meetings have produced an away win
Leeds Are unbeaten in three on home soil against Forest (W2 D1)
Forest slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against West Brom last weekend. Not the start that they would have wanted because of having to go to Leeds for their second fixture. That’s two tough games to start the season with. Forest had taken the lead in the game through full-back Matty Cash in the eighth-minute but couldn’t hold out. Out on their travels last season, Forest did have some major problems in putting wins on the board.
They posted a W4 D11 L8 record last season away from home in the second tier. They lost three of their final four away games of the campaign (W1). But to their credit, in their road games against other top-ten finishers, Forest lost just one game in a W1 D6 L1 return. Only 39% of Forest’s away games last season went over 2.5 goals, with Forest earning a clean sheet in less than a third of their road games. Of the four away wins which they did take, just one happened from the start of December onwards.
Leeds started very confidently last weekend and that should continue here at home. Forest were a tough side for the stronger sides to beat last season, but Leeds are fresh, positive and should have that extra quality over the Tricky Trees to get their win.
7th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting