Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Nottingham Forest registered their second victory in their last three in midweek with a comfortable defeat of Barnsley.  Lee Tomlin, Ben Brereton and Apostolos Velios all grabbed one each in a 3-0 home success.

Bristol City were involved in a remarkable game in their previous fixture battling out a 5-5 draw with Hull.  Famara Diedhiou grabbed a brace while Marlon Pack and Bobby Reid scored but they still needed an injury-time strike from Joe Bryan to claim a point.

The reverse fixture came in mid-December with the Robins winning that one 2-1 thanks to a goal each from Marlon Pack and Joe Bryan.  Kieran Dowell netted for Forest who have now lost five of their last six against City.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a tough game to call with Bristol City marginal favourites though with no victory in their last ten on the road I could not be backing them.  Forest might make more sense with victories in their last two at home though I prefer a few bets in the goals markets.

Just four of the last nine the Robins have played on the road have gone over 2.5 goals while it is just three of nine for the Tricky Trees so as the outsider of the two I think under 2.5 goals makes sense.  In addition, neither side has a real reason to come out firing as City know they won’t be making the play-offs so backing no goal to be scored before 27:00 makes sense.

 

Under 2.5 goals in this game

NO goal before 27:00

 

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

AVG Goals

1.3

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

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D H

07-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 11 - 10

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

18-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

21-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

02-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

21-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

Two victories in their last three has lifted the mood a little around Forest who prior to that had gone six without a defeat.  Aitor Karanka will be using the last few fixtures to test a few things before been giving the summer to build his own side after inheriting the team during the season.

At the City Ground, they have won each of their last two and lost just one of their previous six.  Ben Brereton has been one of the few bright sparks for the Tricky Trees this season and he has netted in each of his last two in front of his own fans.

Each of the last three Nottingham Forest league games have gone over 2.5 goals though the six before that went under.  57% of their goals have come in the second-half with 35% in the final 15 minutes.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

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

Bristol City Preview

Just five points from their last six fixtures means the Robins are highly unlikely to end the season in the play-offs.  They can still do it mathematically but it would take an unusual sequence of results for this to occur.

Away from Ashton Gate, they have taken just 27 of their 66 points this season and is something they need to look at for next season.  These struggles have come towards the end of the campaign with no road success in their last ten.

Marlon Pack has netted in two of his last three while Famara Diedhiou has two goals in his last three.  Each of the last three and four of the last six Bristol City games have gone over 2.5 goals with the last producing a massive ten.

 

Bristol City Team News

They have no injuries or suspensions ahead of this game.

 

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

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