Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 22nd April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).
The tables have turned quite a bit as far as recent form is concerned. While Middlesbrough was going through arguably one of their worst phases in the season, Forest was having a comparatively good time. But now, the latter has lost their last three games in a row, and Middlesbrough is on a two-game winning run.
Middlesbrough has at least now realized what they stand to lose if they keep on sticking with the dismal run they may have grown accustomed to. They are one point below the top-six, and as such, a playoff entry. Time still remains for them, but only if they are able to deliver in the remaining match-days.
Forest has quite some ground to cover, if they are to find themselves taking part in the post-season proceedings, but with the home advantage going in their favor, the team just might try their luck.
Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- Forest won four of the last six games.
- Two of the last three matches saw Forest recording two or more goals.
- Both teams found the back of the net in the last four fixtures at this venue.
- Seven of the last nine matches saw the team on the road netting goals.
Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Forest has found themselves going complacent in their recent games, but will try to bounce back stronger in this next tie. The home advantage will work greatly in their favor, where the team recorded six wins in their last nine attempts. Also keep in mind that, Middlesbrough was touted as the worst team in the Championship on basis of recent form, just two weeks back. They had lost six of their last eight ties.
Moreover, Nottingham registered five of the last six wins at this venue, whereas in the last three months Middlesbrough managed to win just against the relegation-threatened Bolton, on the road. Expect the hosts to post three points on the board.
There’s another perspective that requires consideration. Middlesbrough is slowly on the rise after their terrible run. Moreover, they are just one point below the current playoff standing, and have a reasonable chance of making it. Count on them to go all out for attaining that objective, and since they are practically safe from relegation, the team has nothing to lose. In all probability, we will see the visitors getting in on the goal-scoring action.
Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Nottingham Forest to Win @ 3.40
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80.