Fulham vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Fulham vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Fulham continued their recent good form with a 3-1 victory away at Barnsley in their last league game. The match seemed headed for a draw at 1-1 when in the 92nd minute Kevin MacDonald gave them the lead and in the 95th minute Ryan Sessegnon netted his second of the game to wrap up the points.

Nottingham Forest had a disappointing result on Tuesday night as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Preston. They can have few complaints about the result as North-End saw more of the ball and created more goalscoring opportunities.

The reverse fixture came at the end of September at the City Ground and Fulham won on that occasion 3-1. Daryl Murphy netted for the Tricky Trees while Aboubakar Kamara, Stefan Johansen and Neeskens Kebano got a goal each for the Cottagers.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Fulham are favourites to win this game and given their form I could not put anyone off backing them to win here. I will though look elsewhere for my bets as a victory at Wolves and draws at Preston and Leeds suggest that Forest have something that could click together at times.

Around 53% of the goals the Cottagers have scored have come in the final 30 minutes so it makes sense to take the game to have a late goal which is set at 76:59 on a similar vein back the second-half to be the highest scoring.

Game to have a goal after 76:59

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

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

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Fulham

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

26-12-2017

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

30-12-2017

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

02-01-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2018

FA Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-01-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-01-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

27-01-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-02-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-02-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-02-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L H

30-12-2017

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

01-01-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-01-2018

FA Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

13-01-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-01-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

27-01-2018

FA Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

30-01-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

03-02-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-02-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

17-02-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Fulham Preview

A run of four straight league victories and seven without defeat has moved the Cottagers into the top six. At the transfer deadline, they moved to strengthen their front line with a loan deal for Aleksandar Mitrovic while at the back they also added Cyrus Christie and Matt Targett and most crucially they did not sell Tom Cairney or Ryan Sessegnon.

At Craven Cottage, they have won five in a row netting 14 times in these games and conceding just two goals. Each of the last three in front of their own fans has gone over 2.5 goals but before that none of the previous five had.

Ryan Sessegnon is a player in form with an impressive six in his last four in the league which includes three braces. Fulham have scored 18 in their last six in the league which is five more than any other side over this period (Aston Villa are next with 13).

Fulham Team News

Floyd Ayite (calf) and Sheyi Ojo (unknown) are doubts ahead of this game.

Nottingham Forest Preview

Forest have now taken just five points from their last eight fixtures and slid into 15th place just nine above relegation. At the deadline day, they were incredibly busy bringing in several new faces including Joe Lolley, Jack Colback and Adlene Guedioura.

Away from the City Ground, they are unbeaten in three which includes taking maximum points at Wolves. The 25 they have shipped on their travels is the fourth worst record in the division.

Each of the last six Nottingham Forest league fixtures has seen one or both teams fail to find the back of the net. In five of their last six (not counting cup games) the Tricky Trees have failed to score.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Daryl Murphy (rib) and Jamie Ward (hamstring) are doubts though Liam Bridcutt is available after completing his suspension.

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

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

0.7

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

Fulham vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marcus Bettinelli 194 81
2 LB Ryan Fredericks 180 79
13 CD Tim Ream 185 72
21 RB Matt Targett 183 70
26 CD Tomas Kalas 184 71
6 CDM Kevin McDonald 188 83
16 CDM Oliver Norwood 180 76
20 CM Lucas Piazon 183 80
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
3 CM Ryan Sessegnon 175 70
9 CF Rui Fonte 181 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
2 LB Eric Lichaj 180 79
42 CD Joe Worrall 191 64
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
13 RB Daniel Fox 183 79
18 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
14 CM Matty Cash 185 64
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
20 CM Kieran Dowell - -
17 CF Ben Brereton - -