Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Prediction & Match Preview

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley
England – EFL Championship
Date: Monday, 3 January 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).

Forest lost back-to-back games for the first time since September, and they will be desperate to put three points on board when a win-less Barnsley come to City Ground on Monday.

The Reds were on an emphatic run of form before the recent defeats to Middlesbrough and Huddersfield. The run lasted 16 games with 9 wins and 6 draws.

Despite the positives, Forest remains 5 points below the play-off spot due to a poor start to the season when they failed to win in any of their first seven games.

Barnsley are serious relegation candidates, and they remain just above Derby County at the foot of the table. The Tykes won just two games from 24 played so far with the remaining split across 8 losses and 14 losses.

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Head-to-head

  • Forest won 3-1 when the teams met earlier this season.
  • There is only 1 draw in the last 12 h2h meetings between the teams.
  • Barnsley are slightly ahead with six wins as against the five managed by the team from Nottingham.
  • Five of their last six meetings saw under 2.5 goals.
  • Both teams scored in just 1 of the last 7.
  • At this ground, Nottingham Forest has an excellent record with 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses.

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Prediction

Home form has been vital for Nottingham Forest in their revival this season and they look good to pile further misery on a troubled Barnsley. The visitors are yet to register a win on the road, suffering defeats in 8 of the overall 12 played so far.

Scoring goals is a serious problem for Barnsley and they have a history of failing to do the same at the Nottingham City ground. The Reds kept clean sheets in 10 of the last 14 h2h games against the Tykes and the 2-0 full-time correct score looks like an excellent punt.

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Betting Tips

  • Nottingham Forest to win @ 1.47 odd
  • Correct Score Nottingham Forest 2-0 @ 7.50 odd.