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
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
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
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
Forest are squeezing in this extra game early in the season. It was originally scheduled for August 22nd, but that would clash with the cricket Test Match being hosted at Trent Bridge between India and England. So they get this fixture against West Brom earlier than planned. Forest bagged a 1-1 draw at Bristol City over the weekend, but West Brom’s start to life back in the Championship didn’t go well as they lost against Bolton. Read our Nottingham Forest v West Brom betting odds preview for more.
Notts Forest 11/8
West Brom 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.)
Forest tied up their game against Bristol City on the weekend early in the second half of the fixture, but couldn’t push on and get the three points, settling for one. Still, a decent enough start for themselves they will feel. More so if they can push on and get three points out of this one too. Forest wasn’t all that reliable on home soil last season with a W10 D3 L10 record and they did only just average over a goal per game. For our Nottingham Forest v West Brom betting odds, we are going to roll with under 2.5 goals for our Nottingham Forest v West Brom betting odds in this one at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.).
They did have a pretty solid pre-season behind them and did pick up three clean sheets in four games, so that’s three in their last five played if you count the weekend’s game against Bristol City. Forest did make some really positive moves last month in the transfer market with Lewis Grabban, Costel Pantilimon, Jack Colback and Luke Steel coming into the club. It was Daryl Murphy who got their goal on the weekend and will be a popular option in the anytime goalscorer market for them.
So West Brom got themselves off to a bit of stinker on the weekend. Ahead of the season, they were the outright favourites to win the Championship this term. They suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Bolton, conceding the hammer blow in the 89th minute to sink them. After the stresses of last season that was the last thing they needed. It does also put some pressure on them now going into this one as they need some points on the board without question. They were pretty solid through their pre-season as they were scoring well, but we were wondering pre-season if they had enough punch and quality up front to carry them through the season.
It was younger Harvey Lewis Barnes, who upstaged everyone else to get their goal on the weekend. There is a lot of experience in the West Brom squad having kept most of their best assets from last season. They just need to shake off the nerves and get something on the board. That’s not going to be easy and we are going to back both teams not to score actually at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.) considering the quick turnaround in games.
This is the first meeting between the two sides since the 2009/10 Champions season when they traded away wins. Actually five of the last six meetings have been won by the away game, but that is looking back a fairly long way with few recent meetings.
We are going to back the home side a little bit cautiously here with 21/20 odds on a -0.25 Asian Handicap for our Nottingham Forest v West Brom betting odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.). That means if they draw it is only a half loss. They will still be fresh and their energy can start to put some pressure on the visitors.
6th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
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.
Barnsley 6/4, Nottingham Forest 7/4, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 3:42 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
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 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.
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.
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.
23rd April 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
As long as Cardiff just keep winning they will book themselves automatic promotion at the end of the season. The Welsh club landed a good away win at Norwich last weekend to snap a small winless streak that they were on. Can they push on? Nottingham Forest also collected a win last weekend as they took down Ipswich. They are likely going to end up lodged in the bottom half of the table though.
Cardiff 11/20, Draw 3/1, Nottingham Forest 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 4:44 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
The Bluebirds got themselves a pressure-relieving win at Norwich last weekend which came after they had taken just one point from their previous three games. It was enough to get them back into second place at the end of last weekend. If they win their last four games they are up in the Premier League, it is as simple as that. The Bluebirds lost their last home game against league leaders Wolves which snapped a tremendous seven-match winning streak that they were on at home. Overall the Bluebirds are W15 D3 L3 for the season on home soil and so have the form to suggest that they can collect the points in this one. Cardiff have averaged 1.8 goals per home game as well and have been ahead at half time in eleven home games. A Cardiff/Cardiff half time/ full-time bet at William Hill is 13/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:44 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Their defence has been superb overall this season and they have conceded just the 15 goals in 21 home fixtures this season so backing the Bluebirds to win to nil is going to be a good proposition.
Forest don’t have anything to play for and that’s been showing in their recent results. They snapped a six-match winless streak (D3 L3) with a home win over Ipswich on the weekend. They are stuck on a four-match winless streak out on the road and they have failed to score in six of their last seven away games. Forest have averaged 1.1 goals per game away from home this season but are without one in their last four. Each to their last four away games have produced less that three games so backing under 2.5 goals at William Hill is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:44 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) is a good option to consider. They just don’t look like any kind of threat and they have scored just two goals only in their last seven league matches home and away combined (failing to score in six of those). It’s hard to picture the Bluebirds not getting out of this with a clean sheet.
Cardiff collected a good 2-0 win when they visited Forest back in November, making it three straight wins over the Tricky Trees. Cardiff are on an eight-match unbeaten streak of form against Forest now in the Championship now and have remained unbeaten in their last five home games against them, taking three clean sheets in that sequence.
Cardiff can deliver here as that victory last weekend will have eased their nerves a bit. They can settle down and collect three points in this one to edge closer to automatic promotion. It is likely that they will collect a clean sheet, as well as Forest, aren’t a major threat.
17th April 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Forest are stuck down in the bottom half of the Championship table which is where they are likely to end up this season. They are unbeaten in five games though and take on a Derby side who are looking to hold down a play off place. However, the Rams have forgotten how to win games recently and are looking just a little bit vulnerable.
Derby 7/5, Nottingham Forest 11/5, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 01:59 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Nottingham Forest’s season has been a bit of a bust in the Championship as it is unlikely that they are going to get out of the bottom half of the table. They have improved to a nice unbeaten streak of five games though (W2 D3) which has been much better for them. They are unbeaten in two at home now (W1 D1) after losing five straight league games at the City Ground without scoring in any of them. Forest have barely made it above an average of a goal per game this season on home soil and they have been losing at half time in eight of their home fixtures. Five times this season they have been behind 1-0 at half time in home games, so that may be worth a flutter in this one. The likelihood is, is that this game will go under 2.5 goals which is at 8/11 odds at Betfair* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 6:03 p.m.). With so few home wins this season then it does make Forest a little bit of a risky bet to back them in this one to land three points. Of the eight wins that they have collected on home soil, six of them have been by a one-goal margin only, so if they were to come up with one then it would probably be by no bigger of a margin than that.
The Rams have just started to lose their way a little bit not having collected a win in any of their last six league game and having taken just one in their last nine (D6 L2) so they aren’t running in great form. They have been a tough side to beat all season really and have lost just the three away games (W7 D8) in the entire season. Derby have suffered just the one reverse in their last fourteen away from Pride Park. They have drawn three of their last four on the road and in the Betfair correct score market, the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw for 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 6:03 p.m.). Derby have scored at a rate of 1.4 goals per game away from home on average this season in the Championship while they have picked up a clean sheet in a third of their road games. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last six home and away combined through, which has coincided with their dip in form. The Rams head into the weekend in fifth place in the league and just need to find a bit of form to consolidate their position.
There was a home win for Derby earlier in the season and that extend their unbeaten sequence of games to four against Forest in the Championship (W3 D1). In their last five visits to the City Ground, Derby have gone W1 D2 L2. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five clashes between the two of them and four of the last five games between the two of them have produced a home win.
It’s hard to look past the draw in this one considering the results that these two have produced recently. Derby have the head to head form but aren’t in winning form right now, so back the home side to stick in there for a point.
9th March 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
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)
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.
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.
10th January 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting