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

7th placed Nottingham Forest head to 8th placed Aston Villa on Wednesday night in a crucial game on the cusp of the playoff positions in the Championship.

Villa come here on the back of a morale boosting 4-2 victory over fierce city rivals Birmingham on Sunday, and they would love to carry that momentum over into this big game. They have now won their last three games, and are climbing the table well, putting them just four points off the playoffs.

Forest come here on the back of a five game unbeaten run that has seen them win three and draw two. They have been consistent in recent weeks, taking them to within a point of the playoff places, something they could move into if things go their way over the next couple of days.

Both teams are promotion hopefuls, and with their good recent run they are heading into contention at the top of the table. Over the next few games it would be no surprise to see these teams in the playoffs.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

These two both head here in great form, which should make for a very entertaining game. Villa have come to life in recent weeks after the appointment of Dean Smith, and he can bag another win here to take Villa right onto the edge of the playoffs. Forest are in good form, but this is an extremely tough task for them, and one I think they will fall short in.

If there is one thing that both teams have it is great attacking players. This game should be end to end, with plenty of scoring chances and hopefully that equates to goals in the game. Over 2.5 goals in the game looks likely here, and is another bet worth taking.

Match result – Aston Villa win

Total goals – Over 2.5

 

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Aston Villa

AVG Goals

0.7

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

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
D H

01-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

19-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

02-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

16-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

29-12-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Aston Villa Preview

Villa have been on fire in the last couple of weeks, putting in some great performances that remind us of how good they were last season when they reached the playoff final. Their win over Birmingham will have really fired up the fans and the players, and wins over Derby and Bolton before had already got them excited.

Villa are one of a few teams trending in the right direction now, and they look set to challenge for the playoffs over the coming weeks, while the automatic promotion places are not too far away.

 

Nottingham Forest Preview

Nottingham Forest have been in very good form recently, and come here on a run of five games unbeaten. Wins over Bolton, Sheffield United and Hull have been impressive, as have draws against Leeds and Stoke. This is a good Forest side, and it is no surprise to see them so close to the playoffs.

While they have been good in recent weeks, Forest are going to have to keep that up because the top of the table is so tight, with plenty of teams in with chances. They look good, and need to keep that up if they are to succeed.

 

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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

1.1

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 Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland 192 78
3 RB Neil Taylor 175 65
5 CD James Chester 177 75
4 CD Axel Tuanzebe 183 77
21 LB Alan Hutton 185 72
14 CM Conor Hourihane 181 62
7 CM John McGinn 175 68
10 CM Jack Grealish 175 68
18 RF Tammy Abraham 190 80
11 CF Yannick Bolasie 188 84
26 LF Jonathan Kodjia 189 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
18 RB Jack Robinson 168 67
3 CD Tobias Figueiredo 182 60
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
20 CD Michael Dawson 188 76
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
14 CM Matty Cash 185 64
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
24 CDM Claudio Yacob 181 77
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71