Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture is an important one in the relegation battle.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Nottingham Forest suffered their fourth defeat in their last five going down 2-1 away to Cardiff on Saturday evening.  Liam Bridcutt had put them back level but they shipped another 24 minutes later and could not fight back for a second time.

Barnsley suffered a defeat in their last fixture going down to a 2-1 defeat to their Yorkshire rivals Leeds.  The Tykes fell behind in the 17th minute but were back in the game through an own-goal in the 36th minute only for United to take the lead just after the interval and that was where the scoring ended.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August in Yorkshire and it ended 2-1 as Tom Bradshaw and Ryan Hedges netted for the hosts while Daryl Murphy scored for the visitors.  These two sides were scheduled to meet Easter Monday but it fell victim to the weather.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Barnsley are favourites to win this game because they need to win this one while Forest have nothing to play for.  The Tykes though have won just two of 14 on the road and I could not bring myself to side with them.

These are two low scoring sides so the game might start out cautious so backing under 0.5 goals makes sense as does taking the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

 

Under 0.5 goals in the first-half

Second half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

 

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

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

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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)

Barnsley Form Guide

Barnsley Team Logo

Barnsley

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

06-10-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

13-10-2018

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

20-10-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-10-2018

League 1

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Everton Academy

FT 5 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

FA Cup

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-11-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

17-11-2018

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees will be happy for this disappointing season to end as they limp to the finishing line with four defeats from their last five.  They have three remaining matches and after this host Bristol City before ending with a road trip to Bolton.

At the City Ground, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, two draws and two defeats from their last six.  Just three of their last nine in front of their own fans have gone over 2.5 goals.

Nottingham Forest have found the back of the net just three times in their last eight league fixtures.  Around 58% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the second 45 minutes.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Costel Pantilimon (personal), Ashkan Dejagh (knee), Joe Worrall (knee), Daryl Murphy (calf), Jack Hobbs (back), Chris Cohen (knee), David Vaughan (ankle) and Jamie Ward (hamstring) are doubts.

Barnsley Preview

The Tykes have taken just one point from their last three to leave them in the bottom three though they have this game in hand.  Victory here would move them out of the bottom three with a home tie with Brentford and a road trip to Derby remaining.

Away from Oakwell, they are without a victory in their last four losing each of the last four matches.  They have found the back of the net at least once in nine of the last 11 they have played on the road.

Each of the last two and four of the last six that Barnsley have played have gone over 2.5 goals.  Craig Gardner and Oliver McBurnie have both found the back of the net on two of the last four.

 

Barnsley Team News

Adam Jackson (knock) and Mamadou Thiam (unknown) are doubts. Nick Townsend (hand) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season

 

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

Barnsley Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 vs Barnsley Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Stefanos Kapinos 190 90
2 LB Eric Lichaj 180 79
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
13 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
29 RB Juan Rafael Fuentes 177 72
5 CM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
32 CM Ben Watson 178 68
7 CM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
15 RF Lee Tomlin 180 74
17 CF Ben Brereton - -
14 LF Matty Cash 185 64
No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Jack Walton 183 75
6 CD Liam Lindsay 193 79
23 RB Daniel Pinillos 182 75
18 CD Adam Jackson 188 80
12 LB Dimitri Cavare 184 85
10 CM George Moncur 176 63
22 CM Gary Gardner 188 82
20 CM Brad Potts 188 81
19 CF Kieffer Moore 195 83
15 RF Oliver McBurnie 188 79
7 LF Adam Hammill 178 73