Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 30/01/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

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Nottingham Forest sit just outside the play-off places as things stand but will be aiming to move into the top six this weekend with a win away at struggling Cardiff. The Bluebirds look set for a relegation battle this season and defeat on Sunday could see them drop into the bottom four.

Notts Forest to Win

Notts Forest have won three of their last five encounters with Cardiff, two of which have come in South Wales. The hosts have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions, while Notts Forest have won their last four games in league and cup which includes knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

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Under 2.5 Goals

We're not expecting this game to produce a lot of goals as five of their last six meetings in league and cup have produced under 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals have also been produced in two of Cardiff's last three league games as well as in four of Notts Forest's last six outings in all competitions, so you can see why we're predicting a tight and tense 90-minutes in Wales.

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Can Forest continue their promotion push against the Bluebirds?

Cardiff made the trip to Bristol City last weekend where despite opening the scoring through Collins in the 31st-minute, the Bluebirds would go on to lose the game 3-2. Watters scored Cardiff's other consolation goal late on but overall, the visitors deserved to lose due to their poor defending. Cardiff now sit 1pt above the relegation zone and boast the third worst goal difference in the Championship.

Cardiff Predicted Lineup – Smithies, Flint, Nelson, Ng, McGuinness, Drameh, Pack, Ralls, Doyle, Collins & Harris

Notts Forest cruised to another 3pts in midweek, defeating bottom of the table Barnsley 3-0. Davis and Yates scored goals in the first half and Johnson added a third in the second to make sure of the points. Forest a reperforming really well this season and look like they will be one of the play-off contenders come the business end of the campaign.

Notts Forest Predicted Lineup – Samba, Cook, McKenna, Spence, Colback, Yates, Garner, Johnson, Grabban, Zinckernagel & Davis

Team News

Cardiff: Kieffer Moore is the main doubt for the hosts this weekend.

Notts Forest: Joe Lolley, Joe Worrall, Alex Mighten and Loïc Mbe Soh could miss the trip to South Wales through injury.

Q&A – Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest

Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the favourites to win? – Nottingham Forest are the favourites but not by much.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Notts Forest 1-2 Cardiff, 12/09/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.