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Nottingham Forest vs Swansea: Our top betting tips
Nottingham Forest are breathing down the neck of Bournemouth in second place right now. Will they keep the pressure on with a win here? Find out with our Nottingham Forest vs Swansea match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Swansea to win +1.5
Nottingham Forest have had an impressive run in the Championship the past couple of months; they are coming off three consecutive wins, and they have eight wins in their last nine games. However, it's fair to point out that Nottingham Forest have not done too well against Swansea in recent meetings. They lost three of their last four clashes with the Swans and have just one win in their last five encounters. Furthermore, Swansea have been a difficult team to beat as they have no losses in their last nine games. With all this in mind, we don't think Swansea will lose; but even if they do, it shouldn't be by more than one goal hence the 1.5 handicap.
Both sides to bag goals
We've pointed out that Swansea have no losses in their last nine games; we should also mention that they've been very consistent when it comes to finding the net. Russell Martin's men scored in all of their last seven games; conversely, they have seen their defence breached in all of their last five games. Just like Swansea, Nottingham Forest have not had too much trouble scoring goals; as they've done so in their last three, and 10 of their last 11 league games. Considering both teams scored in all of Swansea's last five games, we believe that both teams will find the net.
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Nottingham Forest vs Swansea: Let's look at the predicted lineups
Swansea half did Nottingham Forest a favour in their last game as they drew with second placed Bournemouth, however, they also threw away a big lead in that game. What does it all mean? Well, it means that a perfect finish to the campaign for Forest might well see them sneak into the top two.
Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup
Nottingham Forest have been the most in-form team in the Championship recently; they have won three in a row, with six wins in their last seven games. Forest are just three points from second place, and an automatic promotion spot; they'll be eyeing their fourth consecutive win as they take on Swansea.
Predicted lineup – Samba, Worall, Cook, McKenna, Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback, Zinckernagel, Johnson, Surridge
Swansea Predicted Lineup
Swansea have been a tough team to beat lately; they have no losses in their last nine games, with four wins and five draws. To be fair, Swansea have no wins in their last four games, as they are coming off four consecutive draws; they'll hope to upset an in-form Nottingham Forest side today.
Predicted lineup – Fisher, Latibeaudiere, Cabango, Naughton, Manning, Downes, Grimes, Christie, Piroe, Wolf, Obafemi
A quickfire FAQ on Nottingham Forest vs Swansea
- 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? 3 PM GMT