Rotherham vs Nottingham Forest
England – League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: New York Stadium, Rotherham.
Rotherham United squandered a two goal lead at home in the 2-2 draw against Bristol City. They were in the driving seat until 74 minutes, but their defensive vulnerabilities were exposed and the visitors punished them with two quick strikers. Rotherham are bookies favourites to go down this season. Any chance of their survival heavily depends on their results at home. This is also evident from the fact that they have already lost in all three matches away from home this season. But they will welcome Nottingham Forest on the back of a three match unbeaten run at home.
Nottingham Forest held Aston Villa at the Villa Park to a 2-2 draw in their last fixture. They were far from their usual best and consider themselves lucky to have come out with a point. At the same time, they have started the season well taking 10 points from their 6 matches so far with 3 wins and a draw. All the three wins have come at home, while they lost 1 and drawn 2 on the road. They haven’t kept a clean sheet this season and scored 13 goals against 13 conceded.
Rotherham vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-Head Stats
The corresponding fixture of last season saw a goal-less draw, while Nottingham Forest won their home match on a 2-1 margin.
The last 7 consecutive home matches of Rotherham against Nottingham Forest were draws.
Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in the last 17 competitive matches against Rotherham, with 7 wins and 10 draws.
Rotherham vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
Nottingham Forest are slight favourites in this clash as they haven’t lost at Rotherham in their last 8 visits. However, they drew in the last 7 visits to Rotherham. And coming on the back of a three match unbeaten run, the visitors can be backed to take at least a point from this game.
Also, the full time score of 1-1 at 11/2 (6.50) is a risk worth taking.
Rotherham vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Draw at 5/2 (3.50)
Both Teams to Score at 8/13 (1.61).
Get the rest of our Championship Tips at the Prediction Page.