Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) Championship game from the City Ground features two sides who have won two of their opening three matches. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Forest will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season after going down 2-1 at Oakwell on Tuesday night. Barnsley took the lead on three minutes but the East Midlands side bounced back on the 26th minute through Daryl Murphy but they could not hold out for a point. Middlesbrough made it two wins in a row with a home victory over Burton Albion on Tuesday night. Britt Assombalonga was the hero of the day as he netted a brace for the North-Eastern side. These two sides were in different leagues last season but have met many times in recent seasons. The head-to-head record is mixed with two wins each and two games ending all-square in their last six meetings.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Middlesbrough are fancied to do well this season but they need to show something away from home before I am backing them at such short odds. Forest have the attacking talent to give them a guy so I would swerve the match markets. It is tough to know if Forest open style will lead to a game of goals or if the defensive style of Boro means it will be a tight game. I think it might be worth a little buy of the time of the first goal for either side. The visitors have netted in the opening thirty minutes of their last game with the hosts having scored four of their six league goals in the first-half.

Forest to score before 61:00

Boro to score before 51:00

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

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)

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

24-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

31-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-10-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

It is two wins and one defeat from their three league games for Forest but this is enough for an early league position of fifth. The Tricky Trees are showing a real commitment to the attacking game which leads to a lot of goals scored but also shipping quite a few. At home, they have played twice this season winning in the Championship and in the League Cup. This is reflective over strong form at the City Ground since Mark Warburton took over with four wins, one draw and just one defeat in their last six. Only two sides (Reading and Brentford) have seen more of the ball than Forest in the Championship this season. Andreas Bouchalakis and Daryl Murphy have netted twice in the league while Barrie McKay and Kieran Dowell have grabbed one each.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Jamie Ward is set to miss a few more weeks with a calf injury

Middlesbrough Preview

Boro also have an identical record to Forest with two and one defeat though their defeat came in the opening game. Just one of their next five fixtures is against a side expected to finish in the top six (and that is against an out of sorts Villa) so this is a good chance for them to get some form together. On the road, you have to go back to August 21st, 2016 for the last time Middlesbrough won an away game. The North-Eastern side have netted in just one of their last ten on their travels. Just Norwich and Reading have a better pass success than Middlesbrough this season. Assombalonga (two) and Gestede (one) have their league goals this season but Patrick Bamford is averaging 3.3 shots per game so must be due soon.

Middlesbrough Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

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

Middlesbrough 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

Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough Sidelined Players

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