Nottingham Forest vs Ipswich Town 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 Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) 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 stretched their unbeaten run to six league games after a remarkable 5-5 draw with Aston Villa in midweek. Forest shared the goals around with a brace for Lewis Grabban, one each for Joe Lolley (who created the other four), Matt Cash and Joao Carvalho while also having Tobias Figueiredo dismissed.

Ipswich made it back-to-back defeats as they suffered a 3-2 home loss against Bristol City despite a Freddie Sears brace. The scoreline was harsh on the Suffolk side who probably did about enough to earn a point.

The East Midlands outfit have won three of their last four meetings with the Tractor Boys though just two of their last five at their own place. The two head-to-heads last season produced a combined nine goals.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to oppose Nottingham Forest though the prices on offer seem fair so a better way is to look to enhance the price. Forest were quick out of the block in midweek grabbing two in the first six minutes and I like them to be ahead here at half-time and again at full-time.  

I also like the look of an early goal for the East Midlands and with the time of their first team goal set at 42:00 then this appeals.

 

Nottingham Forest HT/Nottingham Forest FT

Nottingham Forest to score before 42:00

 

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

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

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

0.9

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

3

Lost

3
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)

W A

24-11-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-11-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 5 - 5

(HT 3 - 3)

W H

01-12-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

08-12-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Ipswich Town Form Guide

Ipswich Town Team Logo

Ipswich Town

Won

1

Draw

2

Lost

7
W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

24-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-11-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-11-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

23-11-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

28-11-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-12-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

08-12-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees are now unbeaten in six and have lost just one of their last 13 and occupy sixth place. They have three of their next four at their own place while the other is a local battle with Derby.

At the City Ground, it has been a mixed bag of late, with one victory, two draws and a defeat which came against Norwich. Three of the last five in front of their own fans have gone under 1.5 goals.

2.68 goals per fixture is what Nottingham Forest matches produce with the East Midlands outfit responsible for 1.58 of those. Lewis Grabban has four in his last four while Joe Lolley has two in three.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Daryl Murphy (virus), Hilel Soudani (knee) Danny Fox (knock) and Juan Rafael Fuentes (also knee) are doubts while Sam Byram (ankle) is a long-term absentee. Tobias Figueiredo will miss out through suspension.

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys are still seeking that elusive second victory of the season and their first under Paul Lambert. They remain bottom of the table and each of their next six are against teams in the top 16.

Away from Portman Road, they have lost just two of their last five collecting five points in total. Four of the last five and five of the last seven the Suffolk outfit have played on the road have gone over 2.5 goals.

2.63 goals per fixture is the average for Ipswich with Town responsible for just 0.89 of these strikes. Freddie Sears in good goalscoring form having netted four times in his last five appearances.

 

Ipswich Town Team News

Myles Kenlock (hamstring) and Jon Nolan (dead leg) are doubts while Jon Walters (Achilles) and Emyr Huws (knee) are long-term absentees.

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

Ipswich Town 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 Ipswich Town 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
18 RB Jack Robinson 168 67
44 CD Michael Hefele 192 87
20 CD Michael Dawson 188 76
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
31 CM Gil Dias 183 76
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Bartosz Bialkowski 194 83
5 CD Matthew Pennington 185 77
3 RB Jonas Knudsen 185 72
4 CD Luke Chambers 185 87
12 LB Jordan Spence 180 77
15 CDM Teddy Bishop 180 65
18 LM Grant Ward 178 73
8 CDM Cole Skuse 185 72
20 RM Freddie Sears 170 75
36 CF Jack Lankester - -
9 CF Kayden Jackson 181 73