Nottingham Forest vs Reading F.C
England – The Championship
Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Nottingham City Ground.
Nottingham Forest host Reading after falling in a dire situation. The team needs points as they are staying just 1 point above the danger zone and are playing with fire.
Nottingham were looking like a team which has almost secured its place in the league. Still 2 defeats in a row saw them drop back at a 1 point cushion over the relegation zone. The team lost a massive six-pointer at City Ground against Blackburn Rovers, later followed by a minimal loss to Cardiff away from home. That put the team in this delicate position. They have problems in terms of defense whole season, which is further worsened with their strikers narrowly managing to outscore opponents. Lately the team started conceding a bit less goals but their attack also stopped scoring.
Reading are in a good form lately. They climbed to 3rd place after 2 victories in a row over Aston Villa and Rotherham. The heavy defeat at Carrow road is one to forget and now they are trying to get some momentum going for the play-offs.
Away from home, Forest looks shaky with 4 losses in last 6 games. The Royals conceded 15 goals during that period, which looks bad for a team with an ambition of promotion. They will want to improve on that to have better chances in the play-offs.
Nottingham Forest vs Reading: Head to head
- Head to head clashes between those teams have produced some interesting games. There are 4 wins for Forest, 5 for The Royals and just a single draw in the last 10 games.
- At City Ground Nottingham have 3 victories and 2 defeats.
- Last game finished 2-0 for Reading.
Nottingham Forest vs Reading: Prediction
Nottingham need points here and will probably open up and try to grab them. Reading is inconsistent away still wants to get a momentum before the play-offs and will not give up easily. We can expect some goals here with the motivation both sides have.
Still Reading in terms of class and form are slim favourites. Backing them also has some value.