Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham City
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 25th August 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham).
The late Saturday game offers us a familiar clash from recent seasons – Nottingham Forest going against Birmingham City.
Nottingham are still unbeaten this season but the 3 draws cost them a lot of points. The team had very little draws last season especially before New Year but now the situation is different. Forest are sitting on 10th place and can easily climb upwards with a decent run of results.
Last round Nottingham had a hard earned draw. Forest visited Wigan Athletic but failed to deliver a victory. Actually the team almost lost the game. The hosts were actively shooting from long and midrange but most of the time they missed the target. Still Nottingham went behind 2 times and had to equalize to snatch a point.
Birmingham are already starting to struggle this season. The team barely survived last year and looks like the same problem are up and running again. The Blues are looking well defensively but as last year they simply cannot find the net. They have scored just 2 goals in 4 games which is not nearly enough.
On Tuesday Birmingham lost a vital game. They tackled Bolton but failed to get anything out of the match. The game was looking like a boring draw but until Buckley’s strike in the 73rd minute gave all the points to Bolton.
Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Head-to-head
- Nottingham is unbeaten in 9 games in all competitions
- Stretching back to last season Nottingham is unbeaten in 7 games at home
- Birmingham has 3 straight defeats away from home in all competitions
- Last year both teams won their home game – 2-1 here and 1-0 at St Andrews
- Nottingham is unbeaten in 3 home games against Birmingham
- Last 4 direct clashes between the sides at the City Ground saw both teams scoring
Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Predictions
Nottingham will push for the win here with the first whistle. The team will want it and it’s likely to get it. Birmingham may be a decent side at the back but their inability to create and score puts them in dangerous situation.
Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Nottingham to win at 1.86
BTTS: No at 1.83.