Nottingham Forest vs Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Nottingham Forest vs Fulham Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) game features two sides in the middle reaches of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Nottingham Forest suffered a third straight defeat in all competitions as they went down 2-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday. The result was probably a little harsh on them as they were worthy of at least a point but a Daryl Murphy goal was all they had to show from their trip to Birmingham. Fulham were held at Craven Cottage by Middlesbrough despite taking an 86th minute lead through Aboubakar Kamara. The visitors levelled two minutes later and the drawn game was how it finished. Last season at the City Ground the game finished 1-1 with Nicklas Bendtner netting for the Tricky Trees and Tom Cairney for the Cottagers. That game was the only one of their last seven meetings not to have gone over 2.5 goals.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The prices are what you would expect for this game with Fulham still expected to turn around their slow start and Forest have already started to tail off a little. The visitors are the most likely winners but their amount of drawn games puts me off. Under 2.5 goals is the surprising outsider yet this happened in two of four at the City Ground and in six of the nine Fulham have played in the league this season so I would suggest that this seems the more likely option. I also like a player in the anytime scorer markets on Stefan Johansen who has netted just once this season but was handed a role behind the striker at the weekend and this gave him several touches in key areas.

Under 2.5 goals in this game

Stefan Johansen to score anytime

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

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

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 9 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

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

5

Draw

4

Lost

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)

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)

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Exeter City Team Logo Exeter City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-09-2018

Club Friendlies

ATK Team Logo ATK

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

29-09-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-10-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

Nottingham Forest Preview

After nine games, it has been a solid start to the season for Nottingham Forest who have 12 points from these fixtures. They have been a little out form though with four defeats from their last five with that one victory coming against struggling Sunderland. At home, they won their opening two beating Millwall and Middlesbrough but have lost their last two to Leeds and Wolves. Just five of the 15 they have conceded have come at the City Ground but then just four of the 12 they have netted have come here. Daryl Murphy has five goals for the season and after a quiet spell is back in form with two in his last three. If the league was decided on games lasting just 45 minutes then Forest would be as high as seventh.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Jamie Ward (calf) and David Vaughan (groin) continue to be injury concerns.

Fulham Preview

After nine games Fulham would have expected to be among the top sides but they sit in 14th place with just 11 points. A tendency to draw is costing them with the joint-highest (alongside Bristol City) amount of drawn games with five. On the road, they were unbeaten from their first three but they suffered defeat last time on their travels to Burton. A lack of goals is common in their away matches with a total of just seven at both ends from four. The Cottagers need to find a prolific scorer with nobody yet to net more than one goal in the league though Lucas Piazon has two if you include the League Cup. 66% of their goals have come in the final 15 minutes before half-time or before the end of the game.

Fulham Team News

Tom Cairney (broken knee) is a key absentee as is Lucas Piazon (broken leg) while Luis Rafael (sprained ankle) is also expected to miss out.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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 vs Fulham Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
43 GK Jordan Smith 185 75
42 CD Joe Worrall 191 64
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
5 CD Matthew Mills 191 82
27 LM Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
7 CM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
20 AM Kieran Dowell 175 59
6 RM Armand Traore 185 82
35 CF Jason Cummings 178 68
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88
No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK David Button 191 83
26 CD Tomas Kalas 184 71
13 CD Tim Ream 186 72
4 RB Denis Odoi 177 67
2 LB Ryan Fredericks 180 79
6 CDM Kevin McDonald 192 82
8 CDM Stefan Johansen 182 78
19 CM Sheyi Ojo 177 64
9 CM Rui Fonte 181 73
3 CM Ryan Sessegnon 178 70
47 CF Aboubakar Kamara 177 75