Nottingham Forest vs Millwall
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: City Ground.
Along with Brentford, the Tricky Trees are the only team to stay unbeaten in the last five match-days in the league. They are determined to improve their position in the table at any cost, especially with the season entering its second half.
They are on a good stretch of performances at home, and have definitely improved their defense a lot.
Meanwhile, the Lions are still under-performing. They are still struggling to post wins on the board, and are conceding in plenty in the process. And their case has been no different on the road too.
However, do take into account the fact that Gary Rowett’s men have a superb h2h record against this rival over the years, and even at this stadium. Moreover, they are desperate to get into the mid-table as well.
Likely, expect goals to come from both teams this weekend.
Nottingham Forest vs Millwall: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions had recorded 11 of the past 17 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the former six encounters.
- They are unbeaten against this rival since 2017.
- Since 1990, the hosts have recorded just two Championship wins at this venue.
- The latest clash at this ground had ended in a 0-3 win for the guests.
Nottingham Forest vs Millwall Prediction
Chris Hughton’s men recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Preston. In the meantime, Rowett’s men were held to a 1-1 draw on the road by Bournemouth.
Going on, the Tricky Trees are on a two-game winning run, and they also remained unbeaten in the past six fixtures. At home, they have lost just twice in the last ten appearances, and the two losses during this stretch had come against top-four teams in the table.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in 13 of their preceding 15 overall match-ups, and they were winless in six of their last eight road trips as well.
By the looks of things, expect Nottingham Forest to emerge victorious this Saturday. However, note that the Lions have a stupendous h2h record against this rival in the past two decades, and have scored heavily in the process. On top of that, they are desperate with the season about to enter its final half too.
Likely, expect Millwall to find the back of the net at least once this Saturday.
Nottingham Forest vs Millwall: Betting Tips
To Win: Nottingham Forest @ 2.40 (7/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).