Nottingham Forest vs Millwall 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 Millwall Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Wednesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides at opposite ends of the form table and is live on Sky Sports (behind the red button). Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Nottingham Forest are now unbeaten in their last four following a 2-2 draw at Blackburn at the weekend. Lewis Grabban grabbed a brace (including a penalty) in a game that Forest controlled yet somehow only picked up a point.

Millwall lost their third straight and are now without a victory in seven following a 3-2 home defeat to Sheffield United. Jake Cooper and Lee Gregory both netted but the Lions can have few complaints as the Blades were the dominant team.

The two meetings between these sides last season were both won by the home team with it ending 2-0 at the Den and 1-0 at the City Ground. Shaun Williams has netted in two of the last three head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

A tendency to draw too many puts me off backing Nottingham Forest to win the game but I would like to side with them in a positive way still.  In three of their last four away league games Millwall have shipped more than one goal while in four of their last five homes in all competitions Forest have scored two or more. The bet that makes most sense then is backing them to go over 1.5 goals.

I’m also going to take an each-way first goalscorer punt on Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams who does not net many but two in his last three against the Tricky Trees suggests he likes playing these opponents.

 

Nottingham Forest to score over 1.5 goals

Shaun Williams first goalscorer, each-way

 

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

AVG Goals

0.8

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

29-12-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Millwall Form Guide

Millwall Team Logo

Millwall

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-01-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

19-01-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

02-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

12-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

FA Cup

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

20-02-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

23-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees are draw specialists with six of their ten ending all-square, they have won three times and lost just once. They sit in 11th with 15 points and four of their next six come against teams in the top six.

At the City Ground, they have been strong this season winning three times and drawing the other two. Lewis Grabban has found the back of the net in his last two appearances in front of his own fans.

2.4 goals is the average produced per Nottingham Forest fixture with an even split of five going under 2.5 goals and five going over. Five of their last seven have gone over 2.5 goals with three going over 3.5.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Juan Rafael Fuentes and Hillel Soudani (both knee) are doubts while Sam Byram (ankle) is a long-term absentee.  Diogo Goncalves has two games remaining on a suspension.

Millwall Preview

The Lions have taken just one point from their last seven fixtures a run that has seen them slide down the table after starting the season with five points from their first three. They sit second bottom and with none of the top seven in the next six must start to climb.

Away from the Den, it is four straight defeats and just one point from five and if extended into last season no win in seven. A lack of road goals is an issue for the London outfit who have blanked in four of five on their travels.

2.5 goals is the average produced per Millwall fixture with just 0.9 of these goals belonging to the London outfit. They average conceding 1.6 goals per match though this drops to 1.4 when looking solely at road games.

 

Millwall Team News

Shaun Hutchinson (knee) is their only doubt ahead of this fixture.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Millwall 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 Millwall Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
18 RB Jack Robinson 168 67
4 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
44 CD Michael Hefele 192 87
21 LB Saidy Janko 178 70
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Ben Amos 185 83
3 RB James Meredith 179 71
5 CD Jake Cooper 193 85
25 CD Murray Wallace 186 78
12 LB Mahlon Romeo 178 73
11 RM Shane Ferguson 178 65
28 CM Ryan Leonard 185 84
6 CM Shaun Williams 176 75
26 LM Jiri Skalak 177 76
19 CF Tom Elliott 193 86
9 CF Lee Gregory 188 80