Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion 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 Burton Albion Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday fixture (15:00) features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship and in the bottom six in the form table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Nottingham Forest will be looking to bounce back from a morale sapping 2-0 loss to local rivals Derby last time out. The Tricky Trees can consider themselves a little unlucky as they ranked higher than the Rams in the expected goals data from that match. Burton once again found a way to tighten up their defence after two 4-0 hammerings by picking up a point in a goalless draw at Bristol City. Albion showed no attacking aspirations and barely registered a shot against the Robins. The corresponding fixture between this pair last season was won 1-0 by Burton while the game at the City Ground ended 4-3 to Forest. These games are the only two times that the pair have met in competitive action.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Forest are the most likely winners of the game but I am not taking a price lower than evens on a side who have lost six of their last eight especially as Burton have gone to stronger sides (than Forest) in Norwich and Bristol City and taken a point. I could not though bring myself to take the Brewers with their lack of goals this season. Given that each of the last three Albion away matches have ended 0-0 I don’t think I understand under 2.5 goals being the outsider of the two. Especially, as the home side have scored just seven goals in their last eight fixtures. As the Brewers have kept clean sheets in each of their last three on the road and against some better attacks than Forest then why not have a small play on the visitors to keep a clean sheet here at generous odds.

Under 2.5 goals in this game

Burton to keep a clean sheet.

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

Nottingham Forest scored over 2.5 goals in 3 out of their last 6 games played against Burton Albion

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.2

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)

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

11-08-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-08-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. E

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

08-09-2018

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

League 1

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

Defeat last time out means it is four losses from their last five and six from their last eight for the Tricky Trees. They are now in 14th place and this sequence of games is key with none of their next five against teams in the top-half. At the City Ground, they have won just one of their last four but these came against sides in the top nine. Four of their last five in front of their own fans has seen both teams find the back of the net. Their defence has been a problem this season with the 21 goals they conceded the fourth highest amount in the division. They have few problems scoring though which means that seven of their 12 have gone over 2.5 goals and they average three per fixture.

Nottingham Forest Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Burton Albion Preview

A run of just two points from their last four fixtures means that Albion are now in the bottom three. Each of their next four is against sides in the bottom half of the table and represents a key chance to get some points. Away from the Pirelli Stadium, they have drawn each of their last three games though are six without a win this season. The Brewers have netted just one away goal all season with none of these coming in their last five. The 23 goals they have shipped this season is along with Bolton the worst defensive record in the division. At the other end of the pitch the six goals they have scored is again tied with the Trotters for the worst record.

Burton Albion Team News

Liam Boyce (cruciate) is out until the new-year.

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

Burton Albion 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 vs Burton Albion Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
43 GK Jordan Smith 185 75
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
2 LB Eric Lichaj 180 79
13 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
6 RB Armand Traore 185 82
35 CM Jason Cummings 178 68
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
7 CDM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
10 CM Barry McKay 175 67
24 CDM David Vaughan 171 70
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stephen Bywater 188 81
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
6 CD Ben Turner 193 91
23 CD Jake Buxton 180 83
3 RM Stephen Warnock 175 66
7 CM Luke Murphy 188 73
4 CM Jamie Allen 170 69
2 LM John Brayford 173 71
11 RF Lloyd Dyer 173 64
10 CF Lucas Akins 180 73
9 LF Sean Scannell 175 73