Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest
Date: Monday, 2 March 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Winless at home since the start of the new year, Middlesbrough have their work cut out for them in this one, as foes Nottingham Forest have stumbled just thrice on the road so far.
Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Two of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their previous eight games.
- None of their last ten fixtures have finished as a stalemate.
- Nottingham Forest have registered the win in five of their past ten encounters. (W-5, D-2, L-3)
Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
Middlesbrough admitted a third straight defeat last week at home after Leeds edged past them, thanks to a lone goal from Mateusz Klich. The hosts have been dreadful, to say the least, this season, and have not had a taste of success in the second division since their 2-0 win over Preston on New Year’s Day.
With thirty-seven points to their name, the home team are on the brink of falling into the relegation zone and are currently safe, only on goal difference.
On the other hand, Nottingham Forest picked up their first win in four games by taking down Cardiff at home with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. Nevertheless, the visitors are unbeaten in their past three games on the trot. They have also stumbled just twice in their previous ten clashes in the Championship.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have looked sharp in their outings this term. In fact, the visitors are sporting the third-best away statistics in the cluster. Admirably, they have also been at the losing end in just three of their past eighteen trips on the road.
In sharp contrast, Middlesbrough are on a two-match losing streak at home as we speak. Taking into account that it was also Nottingham Forest who secured the bragging rights in their last meeting at this venue, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to the visitors.
Be that as it may, the hosts have adamantly salvaged a point in three of their past five games here. Considering that Nottingham Forest have shared the spoils seven times on the road so far, back a double chance, just to be on the safer side.
Furthermore, the visitors have not been keen on racking up the goals scoring charts as of late. They have not scored more than two goals in any of their past seven outings.
Meanwhile, Middlesbrough have been virtually invisible in the final third in their recent clashes here. Miserably, they have not found the back of the net in any of their previous two matchups at home.
Considering that all but one of their past five h2h fixtures here have also been low scoring affairs, expect goals to be hard to come by this Monday as well.
Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest Betting tips
Double chance: Nottingham Forest or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).