Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday tea-time (17:30) game features two sides in the middle area of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Aston Villa crashed out of the League Cup in midweek losing 2-0 at home to fellow Championship side Middlesbrough. In the league, they ran out comprehensive 3-0 victors over Barnsley at Oakwell thanks to a brace from Albert Adomah and Keinan Davis. Nottingham Forest suffered a comprehensive 5-1 defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League with an injury time consolation goal from Tendayi Darikwa. In the Championship, they lost 2-1 at home to Wolves despite a 75th minute goal from Mustapha Carayol. The Tricky Trees took four points from their two meetings last season winning the game at their own ground 2-1 and drawing 2-2 at Villa Park. Both those games featured a goal in the final five minutes of the tie.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Villa are the most likely winners but I would not one to be backing a side with just one victory from four homes games at prices a lot lower than evens. Forest do have wins at Brentford and Sunderland so I could not put anyone off them or the Tricky Trees and the draw in the double chance market. This looks like one for the both teams to score backers as Forest have netted in each of their four road trips while have drawn a couple of home games 0-0 recently the return of Jonathan Kodjia last time out gave them an attacking focal point that had been lacking for most of the season. Daryl Murphy has netted three times in four away games this season and the Forest frontman looks worth a little interest here in the anytime scorer market.

Yes both teams to score

Daryl Murphy to net at any time in this game

Aston Villa have not conceded a goal in 70% of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Aston Villa

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

31-03-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D H

11-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Aston Villa Preview

After a slow start to the season Villa have started to climb the table and after eight games are in 13th place having taken ten points from eight games. They have won two and drawn three of their last five league matches. At home, it has been three draws and one victory from their games at Villa Park. Just three of the nine goals the Midlands side have conceded have come in front of their own fans. The brace in the last game means Albert Adomah is the second highest scorer for Villa who will hope the return of Jonathan Kodjia can help them find a regular goal source. The average time of the first Villa goal scorer is the 39th minute though this is the 14th minute in home ties.

Aston Villa Team News

Andre Green (hamstring) is a doubt as is Henri Lansbury (knee), Scott Hogan (ankle) and Mile Jedinak (groin). Jack Grealish (hip) and Rushlan Hepburn-Murphy (thigh) are both out for a few months.

Nottingham Forest Preview

It has been a decent start to the season for Forest who sit in tenth place with 12 points from their opening eight games. They have hit a slump in form though with three defeats from their last four though these involved games with Leeds, Wolves and Sheff Wed. On the road, they have won two and lost two with these victories coming at Brentford and Sunderland. They have netted seven times on their travels this season while conceding eight times. Daryl Murphy is their leading scorer with four goals with three of these coming in away appearances. Just 45% of their goals have come in the second-half though 36% have come in the final 15 minutes.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Jamie Ward (calf) and David Vaughan (knee) are closing in on returns.

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
27 LB Ahmed El Mohamady 180 81
5 CD James Chester 177 75
26 CD John Terry 187 90
3 RB Neil Taylor 175 65
7 LM Robert Snodgrass 182 82
6 CM Glenn Whelan 180 79
14 CM Conor Hourihane 181 62
37 RM Albert Adomah 185 74
22 CF Jonathan Kodjia 189 77
39 CF Keinan Davis 191 68
No. Pos Player M kg
43 GK Jordan Smith 185 75
42 CD Joe Worrall 191 64
6 RB Armand Traore 185 82
5 CD Matthew Mills 191 82
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
7 CDM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
17 CM Ben Brereton - -
20 CM Kieran Dowell - -
31 CDM Andreas Bouchalakis 185 78
10 CM Barry McKay 175 67
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88