Swansea City vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

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Swansea City vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides hoping to finish in the top six come the end of the season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Swansea come into the match on the back of a 2-1 victory over Millwall which put to an end a three-game winless run. They were grateful to late goals from Kyle Naughton and Oliver McBurnie that enabled them to take all three points despite playing for 85 minutes with ten-men. Nottingham Forest suffered a first defeat of the season just before the international break going down to a 2-1 loss at Brentford. They were second best in every area and a Matty Cash goal almost rescued a point their performance did not merit. These two were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2010/11 season for their last battle. It is hard to reach much into the head-to-heads but for what it is worth the Swans are unbeaten in four against the Tricky Trees.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The match odds look about right here which suggest that between the two on a neutral field they would be nothing to choose between the sides but make the home team Swansea favourites. Both sides are slow starters with Swansea having been ahead just once going into the break and Forest zero occasions. That being said I think opposing an early team goal for both sides makes sense. So say no Swansea goal before 50:00 and no Nottingham Forest strike before 61:00.

No Swansea goal before 50:00

No Nottingham Forest goal before 61:00

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

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Swansea City Form Guide

Swansea City Team Logo

Swansea City

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

18-09-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-09-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

02-10-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

20-10-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-10-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-10-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-11-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

10-11-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
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)

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)

Swansea City Preview

The Swans have had a few off-field issues but on the pitch have started the season well with three victories, two draws and just one defeat from their first six. They sit seventh in the table with 11 points which the expected goals data feels flatters them and has them as low as 17th. At the Liberty Stadium, it has been a mixed bag with one victory, one draw and one defeat from three. Two of the three the Welsh side have played at their own ground this season have finished 1-0. Three of the six matches Swansea have played have gone under not just 2.5 goals but under 1.5 goals. It has been level in four of these six going into the half-time break with a total of just four goals netted.

Swansea City Team News

Courtney Baker-Richardson is suspended while Leroy Fer (calf) and Martin Olsson (groin) are both set to miss out. Joe Rodon (ankle), Jay Fulton (broken hand) and Wilfried Bony (cruciate) are close to returns. Kristoffer Nordfelt will be looking to re-claim the number one jersey.

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees have not made the strong start to the season that was anticipated having drawn four of their six and losing and winning one. They sit in 14th place with seven points which the expected goals data feels is generous and has them at the bottom. Away from the City Ground, they have drawn two and lost one of their three which means it is nine without a win on the road in the Championship. All three this season and each of their last five on their travels have seen both teams net. Nottingham Forest have been involved in an even split with three of their games going over 2.5 goals and three under. They would be bottom of the table if it was decided on results after 45 minutes having never been ahead going to the interval.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Hillel Soudani (knee), Joe Lolley and Sam Byram (both unknown) are doubts ahead of this fixture.

Swansea City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 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

Swansea City vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Erwin Mulder 193 88
24 RB Declan John 178 75
22 CD Joe Rodon - -
5 CD Mike van der Hoorn 190 91
23 LB Connor Roberts 188 80
27 CM Jay Fulton 178 68
30 RM Yan Dhanda - -
19 LM Barry McKay 175 67
21 CM Matt Grimes 178 70
9 CF Oliver McBurnie 188 79
10 CF Bersant Celina - -
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
18 RB Jack Robinson 168 67
44 CD Michael Hefele 192 87
21 LB Saidy Janko 178 70
4 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
14 CM Matty Cash 185 64
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71