Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Tue 07 Aug 2018

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Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich Albion Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) Championship fixture is live on SKYTV and features two sides expected to be in the promotion mix. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Nottingham Forest opened their season with a road trip to Bristol City in a match that ended in a 1-1 draw. They fought back from going behind in the fifth minute when Daryl Murphy netted just after half-time and a draw was probably a fair reflection of the tie. West Brom suffered an opening day disappointment as they lost 2-1 at home to a Bolton side many have tipped to struggle. They got back into the game through Harrison Barnes and things seemed headed to a draw before the visitors stole all three points with an 89th minute effort. These two sides last met in a competitive fixture in 2010 so it is hard to read much into their head-to-head record. For what it is worth the away side has won each of the last five battles between the duo.

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the match prices on offer here which have Nottingham Forest as favourites because of home advantage but suggest that there is little to choose between the pair. The statistics from previous seasons suggest this game will go under 2.5 goals but I think this might go over. Forest will be looking to be more attacking this season given the talent they have at their disposal while West Brom started Chris Brunt and Jake Livermore in midfield with neither a natural holding midfielder. This also brings in the both teams to score market while the double is also a viable option.

Over 2.5 goals in this game

YES in the both teams to score market

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

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.8

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

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)

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
D A

07-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 7 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Mansfield Town Team Logo Mansfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees ended the season in good home form with just one defeat from their last seven. They did though lose ten times in front of their own fans last season which was the joint-third worst record in the division. A lack of home goals was an issue last time as they netted just 25 which was a joint-third divisional low. Their defence meanwhile was quite strong with just 27 conceded at their own ground which is a mid-table record. Just five of the previous 17 Nottingham Forest played at the City Ground saw both teams find the back of the net. Joe Lolley has netted in two of the last five at home though he only got ten minutes off the bench in the season opener.

Nottingham Forest Team News

They have no injuries worries or suspensions ahead of this fixture.

West Bromwich Albion Preview

The Baggies struggled on the road last season in the Premier League winning just three times and losing 12 of their 19 games. They did though win two of their last three on their travels including at Old Trafford. A lack of road goals was a major problem for the Midlands outfit as they netted just ten times last campaign which (along with Brighton) was a divisional low. Their road defence was strong though shipping just 27 times which was sixth best in the top flight better than both Liverpool and Arsenal. Jay Rodriguez has found the net in two of his last four on the road and he played the full 90 minutes at the weekend. Just one of the last seven competitive games West Brom have played on the road have seen both teams net.

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Craig Dawson (thigh) is a doubt while Nacer Chadli (hamstring) is ruled out.

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

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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

Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich Albion Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
11 RB Ben Osborn 176 75
4 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
3 CD Tobias Figueiredo 182 60
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
31 CM Gil Dias 183 76
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
24 LB Tosin Adarabioyo 189 78
5 CD Kyle Bartley 180 70
3 RB Kieran Gibbs 178 70
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
7 AM James Morrison 178 64
15 RM Harvey Barnes 174 66
10 LM Matthew Phillips 183 75
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
11 CM Chris Brunt 185 84
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80