Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley
Date: 2nd January 2017, Monday.
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Nottingham City Ground.
Nottingham Forest suffered fourth defeat within the space of five matches as they were brushed aside by a 3-1 margin by Newcastle United on New Year’s day. Things are going from bad to worse for the Reds as they are now 5 point above the relegation zone. The head-coach Philippe Montanier is under some serious pressure as the board is slowly losing confidence in him.
Barnsley on the other hand earned a point in a tough battle at home against Birmingham City on matchday 24. The Tykes were 2-0 up inside the first half an hour and will be disappointed for not having take all three points from the contest. The team managed by Paul Heckingbottom is 9th in the standings with 6 points separating them from the play-off zone. Their recent form is excellent as they picked up 4 wins and a draw from the last 5 and were beaten only once.
Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Head-to-head
- The first leg clash at the Oakwell stadium on November 2016 was a 5-2 win for Forest.
- Nottingham Forest were victorious in 3 of the last 5 meeting against Barnsley, while they lost and drew in 1 each.
- Forest are unbeaten in the last 6 home matches against Barnsley in all competitions with 3 wins and 3 draws.
- Barnsley have failed to score in 7 of their last 10 visits to the Nottingham City Ground.
Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Prediction
The head-to-head is indicating that Forest has a chance to get back to winning ways. They haven’t won in their last 5 Championship games and must get a win here to distance themselves from the relegation zone.
Barnsley are in fine form at the moment, but they haven’t won at the Nottingham City ground in the last 6 visits. However, on the back of their recent exploits in the league, we can expect them to stay unbeaten here.
Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Barnsley or Draw at 1.60 (3/5).