Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Preview and Predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley Predictions 24 April 2018 EFL Championship

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley
England – Championship
Date: 24th April 2018, Tuesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).

Barnsley travel to Nottingham in search of vital three points that will take them out of the relegation zone.

The Tykes are 22nd in the Championship table and a win at Nottingham City Ground will push them up to safety at the expense of Bolton sitting 2 points above them.

Barnsley lost 2-1 away at Leeds on the weekend and this leave them with only 1 win from their last 11 league games. Their away form look extremely poor having lost four games on the trot. With another 2 games to go after this, they simply need to pick points from this game.

Forest are on 49 points and maintain an 11-point cushion over the relegation zone. They are sitting at 17th in the standings and they are bound to finish in the bottom half of the table even with wins in their remaining three games of the season.

Form wise, Nottingham are on a poor run as well after losing in 4 of their last 5 games. However,  their home form has been good lately with a 2-1 win against Ipswich here last time keeping them on 2 wins and 2 draws from 5 games with 1 loss.

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Head-to-head

Barnsley won three of the last four h2h meetings with Nottingham Forest while losing the other.

That includes a 2-1 win in their first clash of the ongoing season as well as a 1-0 win at this same ground last season.

However, it is worth to note that Nottingham were unbeaten in 9 Championship home games versus Barnsley before the narrow lost last season. They picked up 6 wins and 3 draws in the process.

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Predictions

Forest has been brilliant in home games off-late and they are unlikely to suffer a defeat against Barnsley, who are struggling in road games and weighed down by the fear of relegation.

One may not draw conclusion looking at Barnsley win in the corresponding fixture last season. Those were the days when Forest was struggling to beat the relegation themselves.

Meantime, both teams to score look like a decent option as Nottingham conceded at least once in 11 of their last 12 home games. While the Tykes scored in 8 of their last 10 away games.

Nottingham Forest vs Barnsley: Bet Tips

Draw no bet – Forest @ 2.10 odd.

Both teams to Score @ 1.72.

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