Nottingham Forest vs Burton Albion
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 21th October 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: The City Ground.
Nottingham forest hosts Burton Albion in another Championship game. Nottingham are not at their best recently and will be hungry for points.
Forest lost their previous game. The team got stunned literally with the first whistle as Derby County’s Vydra found the net after less than a minute. Nottingham were dealt a second heavy blow minutes into the second half for 2-0 and from there on they just couldn’t pick themselves up.
Meanwhile Burton fought for a point last round and managed to get it. The Brewers visited high flying Bristol and fought bravely for the point. The team looked compact giving very little space to the opposition and held onto the goalless draw.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Nottingham barely escaped relegation last season. The team started well the new campaign but quickly started to lose ground under their feet. 4 defeats and a single victory in the last 5 saw the team drop to 14th place. The team hasn’t finished in a draw yet. At home Nottingham has 3 victories and 3 defeats with just a single clean sheet.
Nottingham played 4-5-1 last round with Daryl Murphy taking the role of the lone striker. Bridcutt was playing deeper than usual but that didn’t help the team void the defeat.
Burton currently sits into the danger zone. They are 22nd with 10 points 1 behind the safety and Birmingham. They are winless in 4 games getting 2 away goalless draws and 2 heavy home defeats with 0-4. Burton hasn’t score in their last 5 away games but at the same time has managed to hold onto a goalless draw in the last 3.
The team plays a defensive minded 5-3-2 formation trying to limit the opposition chances. They are compact and well organized in terms of defense but if they concede a goal things are quickly getting ugly for them.
Nottingham vs Burton: Head to head
There are just 2 games between the sides and they are from last season. Nottingham won their home game with 4-3 while Burton did the same with 1-0.
Nottingham vs Burton: Prediction
Nottingham is not the best team in terms of finding the net. The team will have troubles breaking though the organized Burton defensive line. Burton knows how to defend and they will try to get something out of the game. They held much stronger teams to draw this season and will try to do it again against Nottingham. The game should be a low scoring one unless an early goal or a red card opens it up.
Nottingham vs Burton: Bet Tips
Asian Lines – Under 1 goal line in the first half @ 2.06
Under 2.5 match goals @ 2.00.
BTTS – NO for 2.06 odd.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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