Reading vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).

Nottingham Forest was really unlucky that they had to face Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in their FA Cup fixture. Maurizio Sarri’s men defeated the Championship team with a 2-0 scoreline. The Reds will be fuming to have seen their domestic cup campaign come to an abrupt end, and in all probability will take it out on Reading.

Reading is a prime candidate for relegation at the end of the season. They are 23rd in a league of 24 teams. The team was on a ten-match winless run and adding insult to injury, they were paired with Manchester United in FA Cup. The newly revamped United side comfortably defeated the Royals.

Forest holds the advantage in this tie, and their away status for the game will not amount to much for their opponents.

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

  • Five of the last eight h2h wins belong to the Tricky Trees.
  • The Reds have scored in their last four consecutive games against this opponent, and in ten of the last 11.
  • Six of the last nine overall h2h matches saw over 2.5 match goals.
  • Only four of the total 12 matches between these teams at the Madejski Stadium have seen over 2.5 match goals.

Reading vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

The Royals could record only five wins in their last 34 matches in all competitions. The team is struggling to stay alive in the league and does not hold much hope as the season has entered into its final half. Home advantage does not seem much of a useful tool for the side as stats would show.

We can see that they have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six home Championship games and that the side has lost their last three league games at home. Going further, they have managed to win just three of their last 18 home-ties.

Nottingham has had the misfortune to face some of the toughest teams in the competition, and consequentially their recent record is not that hot. The Tricky Trees will try to bounce back and make a statement, as well as raise their confidence against Reading.

The Reds will be the first team to score and expect it in the first half itself.

Reading vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • First Team to Score: Nottingham Forest @ 1.75 (3/4).

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