Nottingham Forest vs Reading
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 11th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham).
Nottingham Forest face familiar side on Saturday as Reading travels to the City Ground. Both sides failed to win so far and will be looking for their first victory.
Nottingham have played a game more than their opponents but the team failed to win on both occasions. The 1-1 draw against Bristol was followed by the same result this time against WBA.
The team spent heavily in the summer and their fans are hoping for something different than their 17th place last season. 25 million spent and 11 new players and Aitor Karanka’s team still struggles. They’ll need some time to blend the new boys but time is something that comes at high prices.
Reading opened up with a loss in the first round following their disastrous campaign last year. The team lost at Madejski stadium to Derby County after going ahead in the result with Bodvarsson’s strike.
Reading always have ambition to gain promotion but last year the side just didn’t show the needed standard. The Royals have decent quality in their ranks but just fail to perform. Now they should be fresher than Nottingham and may look to spring a surprise.
Nottingham vs Reading: Head-to-head
- Nottingham are unbeaten in 4 games at home against Reading – 3 victories and 1 draw
- Last 3 meetings between the sides at the City Ground saw both teams finding the net
- Last season the game finished 1-1 and the return fixture at Madejski was won by Reading with 3-1
- Reading failed to win in 8 championship game last season scoring just 4 goals
Nottingham vs Reading: Predictions
Nottingham are looking like favourites here with their home advantage. The team looked decent in their opening 2 games despite the draws and will be looking for first victory.
Reading didn’t have the best of preseason and lost in their opening fixture. They’ll have hard time on Saturday.
Nottingham vs Reading: Bet Tips
Nottingham -1 Asian Handicap at 5/4 (2.25)
BTTS: No at 4/5 (1.80).