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Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Our top betting tips
Nottingham Forest seem to be marching towards a top six finish. Will they move another win closer to securing the playoff spot here? Find out with our Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
- 1 Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Our top betting tips
- 2 Here are the key stats & form guide for Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham
- 3 Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Let's look at the predicted lineups
- 4 A quickfire FAQ on Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham
A home win
Nottingham Forest have been exceptionally good at home of late with their record at the City Ground across the last 10 reading as eight wins, one draw and one defeat; the loss came at the hands of Liverpool in the cup. Birmingham meanwhile have an away record that shows one win and five defeats from their last 10. When you then analyse the head to head record you will find that Nottingham Forest have won three of the last five meetings they've hosted and haven't lost a home match to the Blues since 2014.
Someone will fail to score
When you look at the form of both of these teams it is hard to see a result that features goals for both teams. Nottingham Forest have seen three of their last five matches end with a ‘nil' in the scoreline whilst none of Birmingham's last four have seen both teams bag goals. Three of the last five head to head matches have all ended with someone failing to score as well. Of those three, two are the last two times Forest have hosted Brum.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham
Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham: Let's look at the predicted lineups
Birmingham's season is very much over with nothing but a few league positions to play for. That is not the case for Nottingham Forest. A win here would strengthen their grip on the top six and they'll still have a couple of games in hand too.
Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup
Nottingham Forest look as good as nailed on for a playoff spot owing to their current points haul and games in hand they hold. Few sides will fancy locking horns with them in a bid to reach the promised land so all they need to do is keep momentum building.
Predicted lineup – Samba, Worrall, Figueiredo, McKenna, Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback, Zinckernagel, Johnson, Davis
Birmingham Predicted Lineup
Birmingham's season has been a dull one with fans counting down to the summer. Last weekend though they all but killed off West Brom's hopes of a playoff place and now they can stick a spanner in the works for Nottingham Forest.
Predicted lineup – Etheridge, Colin, Roberts, Gordon, Hernandez, Bacuna, Gardner, Pedersen, Chong, Hogan, Taylor
A quickfire FAQ on Nottingham Forest vs Birmingham
- Where is the match being hosted? – The City Ground
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Nottingham Forest
- What time does the match kick off? 15:00 GMT