Reading vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue:  Madejski Stadium (Reading).

Reading have finally hit the ground running and have been steadily climbing up the ladder over the past few weeks. With h2h history at this venue also indicating a clean upper hand for the hosts, it looks like Nottingham Forest are in for a tough set of ninety minutes.

Reading vs Nottingham Forest Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash witnessed Reading pick up a 2-0 win.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five games.
  • Six of their past ten fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • The final scores have been tied just once in their last ten matchups.
  • Nottingham Forest have registered the win six times in their previous fifteen fixtures. (W-6, D-2, L-7)

Reading vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Reading extended their unbeaten streak in all competitions to seven games on the trot, by holding Blackpool to a 2-2 draw in their mid-week FA Cup clash.

The hosts have certainly been faring well in their recent fixtures in the second division, and are currently sporting a four-match winning streak in the same as well. With thirty-five points in the bag, the home side are sitting fourteen in the league, eight points adrift of their foes for the weekend.

On the other hand, Nottingham Forest will be making the trip to Madejski Stadium on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea in their respective FA Cup fixture. The visitors, nevertheless, have been a force to be reckoned with in the second division this season.

They have stumbled just thrice in their last twelve clashes, and are currently dwelling in the top four as well.

However, Nottingham Forest have been erratic in their outings so far. They have failed to come away with the win in seven of their previous thirteen trips on the road.

Additionally, the visiting contingent have been at the losing end in each of their last four visits to this stadium. With Reading posting back to back wins in their past two games here as well, Nottingham Forest are the underdogs to secure the bragging rights this weekend.

Be that as it may, the guests have salvaged a point five times away from home this term. Given that they have also stumbled just once in their previous five outings, the safest punt in this one would have to be a double chance.

Furthermore, the hosts have not been shy in finding the back of the net as of late. Impressively, they have scored two goals or more in four of their past six fixtures at home.

Meanwhile, twenty of the thirty-four goals for Nottingham Forest so far have come from their clashes on the road. Taking into account that three of their previous five h2h meetings here have also been high scoring affairs, count on over 2.5 goals on the charts, by all means, come Saturday.

Reading vs Nottingham Forest Betting tips

  • Double chance: Reading or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).