Nottingham Forest vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Nottingham Forest vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).

Both teams are on form right now, and it raises the chance for goals manifold. However, in terms of result, Nottingham should come out on top, considering their home advantage, and h2h superiority at home.

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

  • Seven of the former nine clashes ended with teams at home winning.
  • Six of the previous nine matches had goals from both teams.
  • It’s been seven years since Reading have won at this venue.
  • Forest won four of the last five encounters at this stadium.

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Prediction

Nottingham Forest were at home the last match-day, and managed to record a comeback win over Luton with a 3-1 scoreline. In the meantime, Reading were defeated on the road by two late, unanswered goals by Millwall.

Considering the result of this upcoming fixture, the home advantage needs to be given due respect. Forest are on a three-match winning run in front of the home crowd, and scored thrice or more in both their last two games here.

In addition, the team were also unbeaten in eleven of their latest fourteen home fixtures, and of these, nine were wins. 

Morerover, in overall games, Nottingham were unbeaten in five of their last six match-ups, and the sole loss in the period had come against PL outfit Chelsea.

On the other hand, Reading were winless in three of their last four games, and had lost their latest fixture even without scoring a goal. On the road, they were winless in nine of their last thirteen fixtures as well.

Furthermore, in the last five years, not a single h2h win has been posted by a team on the road, and in the period, seven of the former nine such encounters ended in wins for the hosts. 

Going on, at this venue, it’s been seven years since Reading have won a fixture, and since 2004, only twice have they managed such a feat. Importantly, Nottingham also won four of the last five h2h meetings at this ground.

Considering these findings, it’s deduced that the hosts Nottingham Forest are in line to deliver a win this Wednesday.

However, do take a closer look into the form of Reading. They may have experienced some stumbles along the way, but nonetheless their offensive line has shown consistency.

In fact, Reading scored in ten of their last twelve games, and scored twice or more in three of their previous four on the road. 

Moreover, at this venue, only once have they failed to find the back of the net in the last five years, and six of the former nine h2h meetings had goals from both teams.

Taking into account these info, it’s adjudged that both teams have great potential to find the back of the net this Wednesday, and likely the BTTS bet seems highly promising.

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Nottinham Forest @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).