Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).

Cardiff have been adamant on home soil and have not stumbled here since their 1-0 defeat to Bristol City, back in early November. With h2h history here also indicating a clear upper hand for the hosts, Nottingham Forest are likely to be deprived of the win this Tuesday.

Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last meeting finished in a 1-0 win for Cardiff.
  • Three of their previous four games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their past six encounters.
  • Only one of their last eight fixtures have ended as a tie.
  • Nottingham Forest are winless in their previous ten clashes. (W-0, D-1, L-9)

Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Cardiff had their seven-match unbeaten streak in the Championship brought to a halt last week by Stoke who breezed past them with two unanswered goals to their name. The hosts hardly made an impact in that latter clash, to be frank, and finished the ninety minutes with just two measly shots on target.

Nevertheless, the home team are currently sitting tenth on the ladder, six points adrift of their foes for the week.

On the other hand, Nottingham Forest have been hit by a sharp decline in form. The guests are without a taste of success in their past three games on the trot, the most recent of which was a goalless draw against QPR at home.

To make matters worse, the visitors have been erratic, to say the least, on the road this season. Miserably, they have just two wins to boast of from their past seven outings on the trot.

In sharp contrast, Cardiff have been at the losing end just once at home so far. It is also worth mentioning that the home team have secured the bragging rights in five of their previous six meetings with this opponent here.

As such, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Cardiff this week. However, the hosts have shared the spoils a total of seven times on home soil. Taking into account that Nottingham Forest have also salvaged a point thrice in their outings this term, a draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.

Furthermore, Cardiff have looked sharp in their own defensive third, especially in front of the home crowd. In fact, the hosts have conceded just fourteen goals here, which is just one more than the lowest tally in the cluster.

Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup was also a low scoring affair, expect goals to be hard to come by this week as well.

Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Betting tips

  • Draw no bet: Cardiff @ 1.66 (2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).

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