Stoke City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Stoke vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).

Nottingham Forest, despite their proximity to the top-most tier, has found it hard to keep a consistent form in results, and especially on the road. Their goal-scoring touch seems to be in missing, and it has been a cardinal reason in them failing to mount a campaign for the playoffs.

For this next tie, they are pitted against Stoke and visits them at their home, which is notorious for the challenges it provides to guests.

Stoke should consider themselves extremely lucky for having not to take part in the struggle at the bottom, in spite of their terrible stretch of results in the last few months. They have been religiously avoiding wins for quite some time, and in recent weeks, their ever-reliable home ground has also started to show that tendency.

Stoke City vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last six games failed to have both teams on the scoresheet.
  • Also, these five did not have over 2.5 goals.
  • The last meeting at this venue ended in a goalless draw.
  • Three of the last four Championship ties also were goalless draws, and aggregately, the last four Championship encounters returned a single goal.

Stoke City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Stoke is currently on a winless run of six games and has just one win in their last 13. At home, they are on another winless streak of three ties, and were too, in five of their last six. Meanwhile, Forest avoided a win in 11 of their last 15 fixtures, and in their last nine away trips in succession.

Stoke recorded just two goals in their last six matches and just one in their last three at home. Nottingham, on the other hand, has just one in their last two games, and two in their last six on the road.

Also, keep in mind that, three of their last four Championship h2h encounters were goalless draws, and the fourth one had just a single goal.

Taking all these into account, the obvious choices are Under 2.5 goals and Both Teams Not to Score options.

Stoke City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

  • Both Teams NOT to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).

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