Nottingham Forest vs Rotherham United
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Nottingham City Ground.
Nottingham Forest were on a 7 match win-less run when they beat Bristol City by a narrow 1-0 margin on 21st January. But, the ground reality was exposed within a matter of 4 days when Leeds thrashed them 2-0. The Forest will be coming into this match without a regular manager since the sacking of Philippe Montanier on 14th January. They are currently 19th in the league table with a 5 point cushion over the relegation zone.
Rotherham United are at the foot of the league table and are 11 point adrift of the relegation zone. They managed to pick up 3 wins from their last 5 home games, but remains win-less on away games this season. They were beaten at home by Barnsley on the weekend by a 1-0 margin, inflicting the fourth league defeat in five games.
Nottingham Forest vs Rotherham United: Head-to-head stats
The head-to-head record tips heavily in the favour of Nottingham as they are unbeaten in the last 18 games against Rotherham in all competitions. The trend has an even pattern as Rotherham has drawn in their last 8 home matches and lost once. Meanwhile, the meetings at Nottingham resulted in 5 home wins and 4 draws.
Nottingham Forest vs Rotherham United: Prediction
We can definitely conclude from the head-to-head trend that Forest are very likely to avoid a defeat here. Rotherham’s away record in the league this season provides a strong case for our prediction. They managed to earn just 1 point from their 14 away games this season. This ultimately brings us to bank on Nottingham Forest to nothing less than a win here.
Rotherham have seen over 2.5 goals in 13 of their 14 away matches this season. Also, we are expecting to witness a very open contest and therefore an over 2.5 goals is very much a possibility. So, brave punters can opt for the combination of goals and full-time result to ensure maximum profitability.
Nottingham Forest vs Rotherham United: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals and Nottingham to win at 7/4 (2.75).