Aston Villa welcome Nottingham Forest to the Villa Park for a midweek match that could potentially put them back into the play-off places. This game will be battle for the promotion spots with the two teams separated by just three points coming into the game. Forest have the lead in terms of the points table but Villa have home advantage coupled with recent momentum. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa made it three consecutive wins after a 4-2 win over local rivals Birmingham City at Villa Park. This result has the potential to boost Villa’s push for a promotion spot under Dean Smith.
Nottingham Forest may have gone into the last international break with a disappointing run of form but they picked up a 2-0 success over Hull City without being impressive. Both goals scored by Forest had an element of fortune.
The recent match between Forest and Villa took place at the City Ground with the visitors getting a 1-0 win. Villa were also able to manage a 2-1 win in the recent meeting at Villa Park. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Aston Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest are given a price of 4.60 to win this match. Yet, we would not pick this choice. Forest may have picked up a win over Hull City during the weekend but Aitor Karanka’s men have been quite disappointing in a number of areas. Villa have been rejuvenated under the regime of Dean Smith with the team managing three consecutive wins. Crucially, the derby victory against Birmingham will lift Villa’s mood after an indifferent start. Our preview would go with a victory for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.50
Nottingham Forest win odds: 4.60
Correct Score odds
Dean Smith may have had a slow start at Aston Villa with disappointing results in the first few games, but his team have been functioning well in recent games. They have come up with seven goals in the last two matches. Meanwhile, Forest continue to make all the wrong choices going forward and it is difficult to back the team especially in an away match. Our correct score prediction would go with a 3-0 win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 3-0 win at 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Villa have witnessed Forest come up with fewer goals in the first 18 games of the campaign even though they have stayed close to the play-offs throughout the campaign. Villa’s recent form going forward has been excellent and this alone should help over 2.5 goals in the match, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham has been making a lot of impression in the Championship. The striker, who is on loan from Chelsea, has taken his league tally to six goals after scoring in the games against Derby County and Birmingham. He has been unable to score or assist only twice in the last eight appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Tammy Abraham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tammy Abraham at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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