Nottingham Forest vs Reading
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).
Nottingham and Reading are in the safe zone for the time being, but they will be soon pushed down into the relegation battle if things don’t improve from now on.
Forest bagged a point via a goal-less draw at Burton on the weekend. But the team is on a four match win-less streak with the three previous game being losses. Also, they haven’t scored a single goal during the period. If you look beyond, things look even worse with only 1 win coming from their last 11 Championship games (3D, 7L).
Reading are in an equally bad shape and are coming on back-to-back defeats. Also, they have the exact similar stat like their Tuesday host’s from their last 11 league games – 1W-3D-7L.
Nottingham Forest are coming on the back of five consecutive home defeats and failed to score during the period. Reading’s away form look slightly better as a win and 2 draws came from the last four.
Nottingham Forest vs Reading: Head-to-head
The meetings between these two sides were always entertaining and 7 of the last 9 produced three or more goals.
Also, there are no draws in their last 7 head-to-head meetings, 4 wins for Forest and 3 for Reading.
At home, Forest are on a three match winning run in h2h meetings with Reading. They scored at least 3 goals in each of them.
Nottingham Forest vs Reading: Prediction
It is an understatement that these two sides are in extremely poor shape and I recommend to avoid betting on full-time results.
Nevertheless, both sides are expected to push for a win and therefore we are most likely to see goals at either ends. So, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals are the bets that offer some value for this Championship fixture.
Nottingham Forest vs Reading: Bet Tips
The most likely outcome is Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 odds.
A decent alternate is BTTS at the odds of 1.93.