Cardiff City vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
The Saturday’s action in the 44th round of English Championship is going to be wrapped up with the clash between Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest. The hosts want to remain on the 2nd spot and claim the direct promotion, while the away side is looking forward to putting a good display.
Home side is currently sitting on the 2nd place and they are one point ahead of Fulham, however they’ve also played one game less than their opponents. Their form declined lately as they’ve suffered two defeats in the last five matches, but the situation is still under their control. Neil Warnock’s side has been pretty productive, while their defensive work has been the best in the competition. Cardiff City celebrated 15 victories at their venue and allowed just three defeats. They need to keep up winning in order to book a direct ticket for the Premier League.
Nottingham Forest have another wasted season in which they couldn’t do more than avoiding the relegation trouble. They cannot be content of their campaign since they are currently on the 17th place. The visitors managed to break their run of three defeats in a row with the latest victory against Ipswich Town. Joe Worrall and the lads were not doing a proper job in the back since they conceded 60 goals so far in the season. Nottingham Forest’s away performances are also a disappointment since they managed to get back home with a win just five times. Away side should consolidate and try to prepare much better for the next campaign.
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head
Nottingham Forest managed to get away undefeated only once in the last eight matches against their rivals and that is a very bad record for the visitors. Their clashes are usually medium scoring ones, however both teams were able to score very often.
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest: Prediction
The hosts are strong favourites in this one and they should be able to deliver an important victory for their promotion battle.
Since their clashes haven’t been very efficient and Cardiff City is the tightest side in the league, they should be able to keep the clean sheet in this one.
Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Cardiff City to Win @ 1.44
BTTS No @ 1.72