Nottingham Forest vs Brentford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Nottingham Forest vs Brentford Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) 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.

Nottingham Forest are now without a victory in five following their 2-0 loss at Middlesbrough at the weekend.  The expected goal data shows little to choose between the sides but the Teesiders were more clinical with their finishing.

Brentford made it back-to-back victories with a 1-0 defeat of Ipswich at Griffin Park on Saturday.  A Neal Maupay penalty gave the Bees a deserved three points and kept alive their play-off hopes.

The reverse fixture came in August and Forest won an absorbing contest 4-3 thanks to a brace from Andreas Bouchalakis and one each from Kieran Dowell and Daryl Murphy.  John Eagen, Andreas Bjelland and Neal Maupay netted for the London side who saw their three-game head-to-head success come to an end.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

I think Brentford look worth chancing here as Forest are five without a goal while the Bees always carry a goal threat.  The home side have little to play for while the visitors need three points to keep alive their play-off hopes and I think they can do so here.

Given that the East Midlands side have failed to net in their last five and the London outfit have gone two without conceding the odds on a Brentford clean-sheet look generous.

 

Brentford to win the game

Brentford to keep a clean-sheet

 

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

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

AVG Goals

1.1

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

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
D H

20-02-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-02-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-03-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

06-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L A

24-02-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

It is now two straight defeats for Forest and five without a victory as a flat season comes limping to an end.  They are in 17th place and nine points above the relegation zone and should have enough to be safe.

At the City Ground, they are unbeaten in their last three drawing two of these and winning one.  Just two of their last eight in front of their own fans has seen both teams find the back of the net.

It is now five straight matches without a goal for Nottingham Forest who have shipped four times in these ties.  Around 56% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the second 45 minutes.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Ashkan Dejagh (knee), Daryl Murphy (unknown), Jack Hobbs (back), Chris Cohen (knee), David Vaughan (unknown) and Jamie Ward (hamstring) are doubts.

 

Brentford Preview

Two straight victories and no defeat in their last four has kept alive the Bees hopes of making the play-offs.  They sit in tenth place five points behind Middlesbrough who are in sixth currently.

Away from Griffin Park, they have had a mixed set of results with five victories and five defeats from their last ten.  None of their last eight on the road have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Neal Maupay has netted in his last two appearances and has bagged five from his last ten domestic games.  Brentford would be as low as 17th if the game was decided on results after 45 minutes.

Brentford Team News

Rico Henry (knee) is a long-term absentee while Florian Jozefzoon (ankle) is a doubt. Ryan Woods will miss the game through suspension.

Nottingham Forest 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

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 Brentford Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
13 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
11 RB Ben Osborn 176 75
3 CD Tobias Figueiredo 182 60
32 CDM Ben Watson 178 68
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
5 CM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
15 CM Lee Tomlin 180 74
18 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
17 CF Ben Brereton - -
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
22 LB Henrik Dalsgaard 192 81
14 CD John Egan 185 72
20 RB Josh Clarke 173 70
5 CD Andreas Bjelland 188 85
8 CDM Nicholas Yennaris 170 65
10 CDM Joshua McEachran 178 65
47 CM Sergi Canos 176 66
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
11 CM Ollie Watkins 179 70
9 CF Neal Maupay 171 69