West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).

After three league wins in a row, West Brom seem to be back to their best at the top of the table. With them enjoying the home advantage in this next fixture, fans will surely hope for another set of three points against Nottingham Forest, who are inconsistent on the road.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-head (h2h)

  • West Brom had won the reverse fixture 1-2, on the road.
  • The last three games in a row had goals from both teams.
  • 100% of encounters at this venue in the past decade had goals from both teams.
  • Seven of the past eleven wins had gone to Brom as well.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Match Preview

West Brom won on the road the last match-day against Reading, with a scoreline of 1-2. Not only was it their third straight win in the league, but it was a comeback victory as well. 

This newfound form of the team, after they had gone through a difficult spell, has once again raised hope for the title ambitions of the team.

Nottingham meanwhile had lost at their own home the prior game week, against a team from the lower division, Charlton. The scoreline was 0-1, in favor of the guests, and the loss aptly pointed to the inconsistency of the team, after their win against Leeds in the game prior to this.

However, Forest do have scored goals in 12 of their last 15 overall match-ups, and in 15 of their former 19 fixtures on the road. 

They have also found the back of the net in seven of their previous nine games against this opponent, and scored twice or more in their past three visits to this venue.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

West Brom do hold the upper hand here. First of all, they are the toppers of the table, and have been the main contender for title for the major part of the season. On top of that, they have returned to their earlier form, after a difficult spell in few fixtures as well.

On top of that, the team has the home advantage, and they have scored the most number of goals in the competition. They have also won the most number of matches so far, and except for Cardiff, every other squad have lost double or more number of fixtures than that of Brom.

In addition, West Brom had won the reverse fixture, and they had recorded seven of the past eleven h2h wins as well. Taking all these observations into account, we are inclined to pick out West Brom as the favorite to post the three points this Friday.

However, consider the off-form the team had been in just a few match-days prior. They had also failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 of their previous 15 overall fixtures, and in 14 of their past 15 appearances in front of the home crowd.

Moreover, Forest are also in contention for a direct-promotion spot (currently trailing behind the second-placed Leeds by just two points), and they have scored twice or more in every visit to this venue since 2001. Likely, the scope for the BTTS bet is very high this Saturday.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

  • West Brom to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).