West Brom have found wins hard to come by at the Hawthorns recently in the Championship. They will be looking to turn their fortunes around as a play host to Nottingham Forest. Forest are on the fringes of the play-off places they can’t afford to fall any further behind. Read our West Brom v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
West Brom 4/5
Nottingham Forest 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)
West Brom took a 1-0 win at rivals Stoke on the weekend, but they have failed to win any of their last three on home soil in the division (D2 L1). In their last home game, they suffered a 2-3 reverse against Middlesbrough in a top-five clash. Overall this season West Brom are W7 D5 L3 at home in the Championship. The recent defeat there against Middlesbrough snapped a seven-match undefeated streak of form that they were on at the Hawthorns. West Brom have won only one of their last six on home soil.
A positive though is that they have averaged 2.3 goals per home game this season, with 47% of their fixtures at the hawthorns going over 3.5 goals. West Brom have taken only the two home clean sheets this season. Both teams have scored in 87% of West Brom’s home games. Interestingly only one of their seven home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin. West Brom have scored in all of their home games this season, and home and away combined have netted in each of their last 14.
The Baggies played out a 1-1 draw at Forest earlier this season
Things are at one win each and one draw from three previous Championship meetings
Both teams have scored in two of the three previous Championship games
Nottingham Forest collected a 2-1 home victory over Brentford on the weekend. Their continued a good run of form that they are at home. On their travels, though things are not looking so good for them as they are on a three-match losing streak. Overall this season away from home in the Championship Nottingham Forest have returned a W3 D8 L4 record. They are currently winless in their last six on the road, losing three of those.
Nottingham Forest have taken a clean sheet in a third of their away games this season. Home and away combined as they are without a clean sheet in any of their last nine played though. Their last two away defeats have both been by a 2-0 scoreline. Of the eight away defeats which they have suffered this season all but two of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Forest start the midweek action five points outside of the play-off places.
West Brom have the chance to get back to winning ways at the Hawthorns in this one. Nottingham Forest have not been performing on their travels and West Brom to sneak this win by a one-goal margin is a good proposition.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest FA Cup Preview, 5th January 3.00pm
If the Nottingham Forest who have shown occasionally that they are prolific in front of goal, show up at Stamford Bridge, this could be a good competitive tie. Premier League side Chelsea are obviously the favourites to win it against the Championship side, but will Forest be able to bring the heat? Read our Chelsea v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 2nd, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Chelsea are the favourites in this FA Cup third round tie. But they have won each of their last three games against Forest which have all been in Cup competitions. Their most recent clash was in 2017 when the Blues collected a 5-1 home success over the Tricky Trees. Chelsea have scored a total of ten goals in their last three at Stamford Bridge against Forest, conceding just one. There doesn’t immediately appear to be a big threat of an upset as Chelsea are on a five-match winning streak against Forest home and away. They have also been powerful at home this season, with only the odd hiccup there. They are the reigning FA Cup holders too. Plus they have plenty of home clean sheets earned lately. So where does this get interesting?
It will be in Forest occasionally producing big-goal hauls in matches. Forest are not in any kind of hot form at all and indeed have claimed one win in their last six played. That win was on New Year’s’ Day against Championship leaders Leeds though, a 4-2 success. So here’s the interesting part. While Forest have failed to score in four of their last six games played some of their results recently have been high-scoring. They had a 5-5 draw against Aston Villa at the end of November, a 3-3 against Norwich and then that four-goal haul against Leeds. So now and again they deliver greatly on their attacking potential. But it’s all hot and cold and you never know what you are getting from them. Away from home they are winless in four and are just W1 D4 L2 in their last seven road games. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last six on the road.
Chelsea should be able to handle whatever it is that Nottingham Forest do manage to throw at them. How interesting this tie gets depends on which Nottingham Forest it is that show up. Can the visitors bring the best of their attacking powers to this?
3rd January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Nottingham Forest v Leeds Championship Preview, 1st January 3.00pm
Nottingham Forest suffered a defeat on the weekend which moved them out on to a five-match winless streak of current form. So things aren’t quite working for them at the moment and they play host to league leaders Leeds in midweek. Leeds had their big winning streak snapped though as they were beaten at home by Hull on the weekend. Read our Nottingham Forest v Leeds betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2018 at 2:58 p.m.)
Forest are without a win in five games after a loss at Millwall on the weekend (D2 L3)
They have scored in just one of their last four league games
Forest have suffered back to back defeats on home soil against Preston and QPR
Their overall home record for the season is W5 D4 L3
They have tallied just the thirteen goals on home soil this season
Defensively they have done alright though with under a goal per game conceded on average
There has been a clean sheet for Forest in 42% of their home games
Forest have been level at the break in six of their twelve home games
Each of their last five Championship home games have ended under 2.5 goals
Forest have scored 62% of their home goals in the second period of games
They have shipped eight of their ten home goals conceded after the halftime break
Only two sides have conceded fewer league goals than Forest have done
Nottingham Forest have opened the scoring in two-thirds of their home games
There was a 1-1 draw between them at Elland Road back in October
The last two league meetings have ended in a draw
Leeds are undefeated in four against Forest (W2 D2)
Forest have won one of their last four at home against Leeds (W1 D3)
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
League leaders Leeds lost 2-0 at home against Hull on the weekend
They were on a seven-match winning streak before that
Leeds are on a good three-match winning streak away from home
Their away record for the season is strong W7 D3 L2
Leeds have won four of their last five on the road
They have averaged 1.75 goals per away game this season
Their half time away record is W2 D8 L2
Leeds have scored in all of their away games in the Championship this term
They had scored in 18 straight games before their loss against Hull on the weekend
They have now conceded at least two goals in each of their last three played
Leeds have scored 67% of their away goals after the halftime break
Leeds are the top away side in the division this season with 24 points collected
Middlesbrough are the only side to have conceded fewer league goals than Leeds
The resolve of Leeds will be tested now after that home defeat on the weekend. They are good enough to bounce back though against a Forest side who are just totally hit and miss at the moment. Away win.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It is another action-packed day of Championship football on Saturday with all teams in action during the 3.00 pm kick offs. Leeds extended their lead at the top of the table with yet another win on Boxing Day. Behind them, Norwich and West Brom both continued their strong form as well in the push for promotion. One of the big games of the day is Norwich v Derby from Carrow Road.
Here are our Championship predictions and tips for Saturday, December 29th, 2018.
The Baggies are undefeated in their last eight Championship fixtures now and are running hot against. They won six of those eight fixtures and banked a 2-0 success at the Hawthorns over Wigan on Boxing Day. They have netted at least two goals in seven of their last eight games and will that be enough to see of Wednesday? The Owls pulled off a bit of a surprise in midweek in taking a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough which snapped some poor away form.
The Baggies take some stopping at home and they should enough about them to get the win with the clean sheet at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.)
The Lions got themselves a much-needed win in midweek as they collected 1 -0 home success over Reading. That was a big survival scrap at The Den and it moves Millwall a point clear of the drop zone. Still, plenty of work to do for them but they are W1 D2 L1 in their last four at home now. They now face Nottingham Forest who were involved in another high-scoring draw. After their recent 5-5 thriller at Villa Park, Forest collected a 3-3 draw at Norwich on Boxing Day. That was despite being 3-0 up with fifteen minutes to go at Carrow Road. Still, it does suggest that they could come up with the goals to hurt the hosts.
The Lions have done alright at home, but Forest could turn up and find the goals to get past them. Away win for Forest at 6/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.)
What a big win the Blades got for themselves in midweek as they toppled Derby in a top-six clash at Bramall Lane. Can they drive on from there are strengthen their place inside the top four now? That is the question. The home win over Derby came after back to back home losses that the Blades had suffered. This will be their easiest home game for a while though after having faced West Brom and Leeds, with Blackburn just inside the bottom half of the table. Rovers almost had the beating of league leaders Leeds at Elland Road in midweek but conceded two goals after the 90th minute to end up losing 3-2. That’s the way things are going for them with only one victory in their last eight games. That was at home too.
Sheffield United have to build on that success over Derby in midweek. They are a good solid home option for Saturday and are worth a flutter to win to nil at 7/4* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.)
This could be quite the interesting clash. Preston have slipped to back to back defeats, but their general form at Deepdale this season in the Championship has been solid enough. They have gone W4 D2 L1 in their last seven league home fixtures, averaging over two goals per game. They were beaten there in a bit of an upset against Hull on Boxing Day though. But that continued their streak of scoring in every home game played this term. Aston Villa picked up a good away win at Swansea in midweek and they are W5 D3 L1 in their last nine games which is a good run. They have won three of their last four on the road as well (D1).
The two may be pretty evenly matched at the end of the day in terms of output. Neither defence is great and the draw has the most appeal in the match outright at 12/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.).
28th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It is big Boxing Day action from the Championship and there’s a lot going down. Leeds were the ones to finish top at Christmas after a late win over Aston Villa last time out. But only a point separated them and second-place Norwich. The two are starting to open up a bit of a gap at the top though.
Nothing changed at the bottom of the table last time out with none of the bottom three managing to get a win on the board. Here are our Championship tips and predictions for December 26th, 2018. These are all 3.00 pm kick offs.
Kemar Roofe came up with a late winner at Aston Villa on Sunday to give Leeds a huge three points to leave them top of the Christmas Championship tree. It was also their sixth straight league win. They have really been powering along lately and have conceded in just two of their last six. Leeds have a W7 D3 L1 record on home soil and they are on a three-match winning streak at Elland Road. Blackburn lost against Norwich on the weekend leaving them with one win in seven. With them being winless in five-way from home, the outcome seems obvious.
Leeds to win to nil checks our boxes at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on December 24th, 2018 at 2:24 am) as Rovers just don’t have the winning form to challenge.
Boro snapped a four-match winless streak with a win on the weekend out at Reading. It was a narrow 1-0 success for them. But it strengthened their spot in the top six. It hasn’t been the hottest of form from them lately though, but will Sheffield Wednesday be able to raise enough of a threat? The Owls haven’t won on the road since back at the start of October. Given that Boro generally don’t give up too much on home soil, this is a tough away game for a team who have conceded an average of two road goals per game.
Even though Boro aren’t in top form at the moment there should be enough for them there to squeeze out a narrow win. Middlesbrough to win and under 2.5 goals at 11/8* (betting odds taken on December 24th, 2018 at 2:24 am)
It has been some fantastic stuff from Norwich who are unbeaten in eleven games now after earning a 1-0 away win at Blackburn on the weekend. That’s getting the job done. The Canaries are on a five-match winning streak at Carrow Road, scoring at least three goals in each of their last three there. Notts Forest were on a great unbeaten run of form but they have been tripped up twice in their last three games, both 1-0 home defeats actually. Strangely since a 5-5 draw against Villa at the end of November, Forest have failed to score in three of their following four games. They are unbeaten in eight on the road though.
We are going to predict that Forest are going to be good enough to dig in and get something out of this game. The draw in the match outright does appeal here at 27/10* (betting odds taken on December 24th, 2018 at 2:24 am)
QPR have climbed the table with back to back league wins under their belt. Those were wins against two of the current top seven as well in Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest. So that’s a great six points Rangers have picked up. They get an easier looking home game in this one as well as they face Ipswich who are floundering at the bottom of the table. The Tractor Boys have picked up four points in their last two games, but still, it’s four losses in their last six. They taken one point in their last five road games, failing to score in four of those.
QPR to win to nil is a perfect fit for this one at 7/4 odds given the upturn in form from Rangers and Ipswich’s lack of goals* (betting odds taken on December 24th, 2018 at 2:24 am).
Preston are the bottom of the table, in 15th actually after the weekend. They suffered a loss out at Sheffield Wednesday which ruined their positive recent form of back to back wins. Still, they are in decent shape at home as they are unbeaten in six at Deepdale. So that’s good stuff from them but they are catching Hull possibly at the wrong time. The Tigers have continued their major upward swing now having won three of their last four (D1). They are unbeaten in five and have lost just one of their last nine (W4 D3 L1). That was after losing nine of their first fourteen games of the season.
The draw is going to tickle our fancy here. The Tigers have drawn two of their last three on the road and Preston aren’t easily knocked down at Deepdale. The draw at 12/5 odds is a good proposition* (betting odds taken on December 24th, 2018 at 2:24 am).
25th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This will be a big top-seven showdown on Monday night from Pride Park in the Championship. Whoever does enough to get the three points will be solidifying their spot in the top six. The Rams can propel themselves up to third with maximum points, while Forest can shake things up with a movie into the top six if they land the points. Read our Derby v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 16th, 2018 at 3:11 p.m.)
Derby collected a solid 1-0 away win at Wigan last weekend in the Championship, which was a great three points for them. It moved them onto back to back wins. The Rams are W5 D1 L2 in their last eight games home and away in the second tier. They have been a strong side at Pride Park with a record of W6 D2 L2 on the board so far. They have won three of their last four there as well (L1). They have come up with an average of over 1.5 goals per home game this season and 60% of their games at Pride Park have gone above the 2.5 goal line.
Each of their last four home games have gone above the mark so there is a trend ticking along there. The Rams have earned a clean sheet in 30% of their home fixtures this season. Four of their six home wins have been by a two-goal margin in this season’s Championship. In five of their ten home fixtures, Derby have been sitting level at the half time break. Derby are on a four-match scoring streak in the second tier but the one concern over them will be their defence. They are without a clean sheet in their last six at Pride Park. They jump up to third place with three points from this.
Derby have won their last three home games against Forest to nil
The Rams took four points from last season’s Championship meetings
Derby are unbeaten in five league games against Forest (W3 D2)
Forest have scored in just one of their last five trips to Pride Park
Forest suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Preston last weekend which halted some positive momentum they were on. Forest had gone seven matches undefeated in the Championship before that reverse. Out on the road in the second tier this season Nottingham Forest have produced a W3 D6 L1 record. Forest are unbeaten in their last seven games on their travels this season in the Championship so that’s some strong form. In their last away game in the league, they produced a thrilling 5-5 draw at Aston Villa.
Nottingham Forest have averaged just under two goals per game on their travels this season and they have only failed to score in 10% of their road games. 50% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Forest have earned a clean sheet in 40% of their road games so they should be able to turn up and be a threat. A win draws them level on points with fifth-placed Derby if they can come up with three points in the game. Just twice this season have Forest been leading at half time in an away game and Forest have scored 68% of their away goals this season in the second half of games. They have scored each to their last six road games. Only Middlesbrough and Leeds have better defensive records than Forest currently
Forest are a threat at the moment without question, but this is where Derby have to show their mettle. They have the chance at home to stop another team getting into the top-six mix at the moment. Derby have to be dialled in and we are predicting the home win.
16th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
After some indifferent form recently, Leeds got a great boost in midweek as they climbed to the top of the table with a victory at home against Ipswich. Three points should see them remain at the top of the pile this weekend. Nottingham Forest, who have been in decent form lately, pay a visit to Elland Road. Read our Leeds v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 25th, 2018 at 8:17 p.m.)
Leeds claimed top spot in the league during midweek with a 2-0 win over Ipswich. They are top of the pile despite only winning two of their last six league games. Those around them at the top keep dropping points. Leeds are W4 D2 L1 for the season at Elland Road and the victory over Ipswich snapped a three-match winless streak at home they were on. We are looking at both teams to score in the fixture at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 5:50 pm) as Leeds have only failed to score in one league outing this term.
They have tallied twelve home goals so far, conceding just four times. But overall they have just two clean sheets in their last six and Forest bring a threat with them. Leeds have failed to win (D1 L1) in their two previous home games this season against sides currently sat inside the top half of the table which is where Forest are. Leeds have scored 67% of their goals (eight of twelve) in the second half of matches at home this season and they have been trailing at the break in just one fixture at Elland Road. Kemar Roofe is the 11/10 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 5:50 pm) and he was back on the scoresheet in midweek in their win over Ipswich.
Leeds banked a W1 D1 record against Forest in Championship action last term
Forest are without a goal in their last three against Leeds
Leeds are W2 D2 L2 in their last six Championship games against Forest
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings
Only one of the last six league games have made it over 2.5 goals
Forest earned a good 3-0 away win at Bolton in midweek and that was a good response by them after they had fallen to a loss against Norwich last weekend. They have a bit of form behind them do Forest who have only one loss in their last eight league games (W4 D3) in the Championship. They do carry a scoring threat because they have returned at least two goals in five of their last seven league fixtures.
Forest have scored in each of their last seven league games and 82% (9 of 11) of their away goals have been scored in the second half of fixtures this season. They netted at least two goals in each of their last three away games this season, but have only been ahead at half time once on their travels. Notts Forest are W2 D4 L1 on their travels in the second tier this season and are undefeated in their last four (W2 D2) away from the City Ground.
They have not conceded a goal in either of their last two away games, which were against Middlesbrough and Bolton. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 5:50 pm). Lewis Grabban is well worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market as he has scored four goals in Forest’s last three games and has a total of five in their last three away games. A win at Elland Road on the weekend would move them to within a point of Leeds.
We are going to roll with an upset coming in this one and back Nottingham Forest to get the win. Through Lewis Grabban they have been scoring well on the road and could have enough to trouble Leeds in this one.
26th October 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
There is plenty of betting opportunities around in midweek with the second round of the EFL Cup kicking off. Most of the games are on Tuesday, August 28th, but a few are on Wednesday 29th. This is the round where all Premier League sides who are not involved in European action this season, join the fray.
It is usually the first chance that Premier League managers have to rest some of their regular starting eleven. So you will see a lot of understrength top-flight teams heading out into action in midweek for this low-priority tournament and that could lead to some great betting opportunities in backing underdogs.
Here are some EFL Cup Second Round Betting Odds & Predictions for games involving Premier League sides.
We can only predict that this is going to be a tight battle, between a somewhat hardened Swans side and an understrength Palace. The thing about the Eagles is that if they don’t have Wilfried Zaha knocking around then it is hard to see where the goals are going to come from. He has scored two of their three Premier League goals this season for example. It’s unlikely that he’ll be used unless he really has to be. Swansea aren’t a side who appear to be stacked with goals but they have a decent chance of digging in here, in one of the more high-profile games of the second round. We have a feeling this will need more than 90 minutes and Swansea To Qualify at 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm) appeals greatly.
West Ham have had a dreadful start to the season and you aren’t going to see much more naive defending around than from them at the moment. Manuel Pellegrini appears to have a bigger task ahead of him than expected. They have enough quality to get everything settled down eventually but with they have their cage rattled at Wimbledon on Tuesday night? Given the number of goals that the Hammers have given up this season, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. But the Dons just aren’t carrying any kind of form with them and we can see the depth that West Ham have just winning out on the day. We see enough to back West Ham at a -1.25 Asian Handicap.
Cardiff have so far been Cardiff. Tight, organized, combative. Everything you would expect from them under boss Neil Warnock. They have taken two points from their three Premier League games this season but they haven’t managed to come up with a goal just yet. That’s going to be problematic for them unless they sort things out quickly. With their Premier League survival a higher priority than this, then we have to look at Norwich to pull something out of the bag in this one. This is a chance for the Canaries to blow off steam and even though they have had some poor defensive displays this season, they are facing a side who won’t exactly give to threat too much. Norwich to Qualify as at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm).
With their first win of the Championship having been landed on the weekend, SToke will be feeling a bit better about themselves. So they will be up for the challenge here against Premier League Huddersfield and we have to say that we can’t overlook the 6/5 odds appeal on Stoke to win outright* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm). They are at home and taking on a Terriers side who aren’t blessed with a particularly deep squad and who are out of form as well. There can’t be too much interested in this for the Terriers. Home win.
Nottingham Forest have gone unbeaten for the new season in the Championship and so because of that, and because they are at home where they have to be value to throw down a big old challenge to the Magpies. Newcastle really looked as if the needed to make some serious transfers over the summer to strength not only the core but their depth as well. They won’t be at full strength here and that will leave them somewhat vulnerable. This is probably going to be a tight tussle, but the value for us is on Nottingham Forest To Qualify at even money* (betting odds taken on August 26th, 2018 at 11:25 pm)
27th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Forest are unbeaten at the start of their season in the Championship and this could be a bit of a banana skin for Newcastle as they head off to the City Ground in midweek. This will be a quick turnaround of games for the Magpies too after playing on Sunday in the league. Can Forest take advantage? Read our Nottingham Forest v Newcastle betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.)
Forest have put together an unbeaten start to the new season in the Championship with a W1 D4 record. They played out a 2-2 home draw against Birmingham on the weekend and while they have been finding the back of the net themselves, the concern is that they have just the one clean sheet under their belt this term.
Nottingham Forest took a thrilling 10-9 penalty shootout win over Bury in the first round of the EFL Cup this season, playing 90 minutes with ten men and then only saving the draw in the 90th minute. But there is resolve about them and the 1-1 correct score option in this fixture is at 5/1 odds and may be worth considering given the number of drawn matches Forest have churned out.
There was a thriller in the EFL Cup just last season between these two with Forest pulling off an upset with a 3-2 win at St James’ Park. In the last six games between the two clubs in all competitions, things are even with three wins each. Each of the last four games between the two of them have seen over 2.5 goals.
Newcastle will face a tricky test out on the road and because of Sunday’s game against Chelsea in the Premier League, it means that they have had less of a rest than their opponents have done. In their only other away game, this season the Magpies collected a point in a 0-0 draw at Cardiff in league action.
Newcastle will probably shuffle their squad for this test and you only do have to go back to last season when their EFL Cup campaign fell at the first hurdle. It just has the feeling of being an uncomfortable road trip for them and we can not pass up what should be good value of a 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.) on a half-time draw cropping up in this one.
We are just going to roll with the home side for our Nottingham Forest v Newcastle betting tips in this one. Newcastle aren’t likely going to be that interested and Forest have been pretty strong and could nick this on home soil. Nottingham Forest To Qualify at even money* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.) gets our nod.
26th August 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Nottingham Forest have remained unbeaten for the season but have only picked up the one win so far. So they will be hoping to improve their fortunes on the weekend at the City Ground as they play host to Birmingham. The Blues had an extra fixture in midweek so won’t be quite as fresh as they suffered a 1-0 defeat out at Bolton. Read our Nottingham Forest v Birmingham betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.)
Forest have collected a W1 D3 record for the season but their lone win did happen on home soil. They collected a 1-0 win over Reading in their last home giving them four points from their two home fixtures this season. That is the only clean sheet for them this season in the Championship as well, but we are going to back them to blank the Blues. Nottingham Forest to win to nil at bet365 is at 15/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.).
Forest have scored four of their five league goals this season from open play which is a good return from them and they have Hillel Soudani as their top scorer this term with two goals. Nottingham Forest produced a W10 D3 L10 record on home soil last season in the Championship but they are undefeated in their last five league games at the City Ground with a clean sheet in three of their last four there.
The Blues haven’t gotten a win on the board yet this season having gone D2 L2 in their first four games of the season. After a midweek 1-0 defeat out at Bolton, it leaves them on a three-match scoreless streak as well. They may have trouble in this quick turnaround in creating a great deal against a solid Forest side. Because of all that we are looking at the Nottingham Forest 1-0 correct score option at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.) for our Nottingham Forest v Birmingham betting tips.
The Blues do really look as if they are going to struggle for a big output again this season and last term in the Championship they won just three times away from St Andrews (D4 L16) averaging under a goal per game. After their losses at Middlesbrough and Bolton this season out on their travels, that is a five-match losing streak on the road that they are on.
Forest and Birmingham traded home wins in their Championship meetings last season. Three of the last four meetings between them have produced a home win (D1) so there is a bit of a trend there. Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between the two of them at the City Ground. Nottingham Forest have lost just one of their last six home matches against the Blues (W3 D2 L1).
We have to stick with the home win cropping up in this one. Birmingham have looked light-weight in front of goal and Forest should be able to carve open enough chances to get three points. The 1-0 correct score for Forest appeals in our Nottingham Forest v Birmingham betting tips.
25th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting