Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Prediction & Match Preview

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).

Both these teams have been facing struggles on the road. Forest has an upside though. The team has been nothing but fantastic at home in recent match-days. The last month saw them taking on the likes of Swansea, Hull, Derby, etc – all formidable opponents, and coming out of it with flying colors. The only blip has been the loss against Aston Villa. But come on, give them a break. Villa is currently the best team in the competition.

Blackburn has had a nightmarish season on the road so far. Their only win away from home in the last six months was against Millwall. Last month, the team hit a new low with being unable to record at least a draw against the relegation-battler Rotherham, while on a road trip.

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Seven of the last nine meetings saw Nottingham netting goals.
  • The biggest h2h win was recorded by Forest, a 4-1 win at this venue.
  • The reverse fixture of this tie saw Blackburn failing to take advantage of their home status, and conceding two goals.
  • Five of the last six encounters saw the teams on the road ending up without a win.

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Prediction

Forest won five of their last six home ties, while the only one they failed to win during this stretch was against Aston Villa. On the other hand, Blackburn, without a doubt, has compiled one of the worst away records this season. They have managed just four away wins in the league so far and recorded just one in the last six months.

Going by the trend, Forest should cash in on their home status, and take this tie by its scruff. Also take into account that Nottingham found the back of the net in seven of the last nine h2h ties, and had recorded the biggest h2h win between these teams at this venue.

Moreover, Forest was just unlucky not to get the three points from the reverse fixture of this tie. Blackburn conceded two at home then.

Devoid of worry, back a home win, and the hosts to score the first goal.

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Betting Tips

  • Nottingham Forest to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.67 (2/3).