Brentford vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Griffin Park

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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two of the sides expected to feature in the promotion mix.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Brentford are looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season going down 1-0 losing 1-0 at Blackburn. In midweek, they were in League Cup action at home to Cheltenham and they won 1-0 thanks to a Julian Jeanvier goal. Nottingham Forest kept up their undefeated run to the season by coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Birmingham thanks to a goal each from Joe Lolley and Daryl Murphy. In the League Cup, they were at home to Premier League Newcastle and beat the Premier League outfit 3-1 with Daryl Murphy, Matty Cash and Gil Dias netting one each. The meetings between the two sides last season were both won by the away side with a 1-0 scoreline at the City Ground and 4-3 at Griffin Park. In fact, the home team has won just one of the last five head-to-heads.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The home side are strong favourites to win the game given the expected goals data believes that these should be separated by 18 places. I couldn’t be backing Brentford though given they are without key man Neal Maupay. Confidence will be high among the visitors after a midweek League Cup defeat of Newcastle and given they are unbeaten look good value along with the draw in the double chance market. With both sides in League Cup action in midweek, we might see a few tired legs as the game goes on so back the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

Forest and draw double chance

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half

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

Brentford scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Brentford

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

22-09-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

26-09-2018

EFL Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

29-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

02-10-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

06-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-10-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-11-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W H

26-09-2018

EFL Cup

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

03-10-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

24-10-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

27-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

30-10-2018

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Brentford Preview

The Bees have taken eight points from five fixtures with two victories, two draws and one defeat. They sit eighth in the league table while the expected goals data believes that they should be up in second. At Griffin Park, they have won both in the league this season and are undefeated in their last seven. The London outfit have seen both teams net in three of their last four and six of their last eight at their own ground. Only Leeds (14) and West Brom (13) have scored more goals in the Championship this season than the ten Brentford have netted. Neal Maupay is the joint-leading scorer in the division with five goals while Ollie Watkins has three.

Brentford Team News

Neal Maupay will miss out through a suspension.

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees have made an unbeaten start to the season, though four of these five have ended in a draw. They are 13th place, though the expected goals data feel they are riding their luck and has them in 20th. Away from the City Ground, they are eight without a victory, although five (including both this season) have ended in a draw. The East Midlands outfit have seen both teams net in each of their last four on the road. Nottingham Forest would be bottom of the league if it was decided on half-time scores as they have not been ahead at the interval in any of their five. Daryl Murphy and Hillel Soudani are their top scorers with two goals each.

Nottingham Forest Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions.

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

1.7

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

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
29 RB Yoann Barbet 190 77
6 CD Chris Mepham 191 75
26 CD Ezri Konsa Ngoyo 183 77
22 LB Henrik Dalsgaard 192 81
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
10 CM Joshua McEachran 178 65
4 CM Lewis Macleod 175 72
7 RF Sergi Canos 176 66
11 CF Ollie Watkins 179 70
21 LF Said Benrahma 172 67
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
18 RB Jack Robinson 168 67
4 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
44 CD Michael Hefele 192 87
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
31 CM Gil Dias 183 76
8 CDM Ben Watson 178 68
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88