Birmingham City will be aiming to return to winning ways when they host Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s Stadium this weekend. Garry Monk’s side have lost their momentum since the turn of the year and their winless streak sees them six points off the playoff spots. Forest, meanwhile, were on the winning side in the previous matchday but their inconsistent run means they are four points adrift of the top six. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham went winless for the fifth game on the bounce after a high-scoring 3-3 draw against Swansea City on the road. Oliver McBurnie scored a dramatic 94th-minute winner for the Swans against Birmingham, who were down to 10 men at half time.
Forest emerged victorious in the previous weekend after a two-match losing streak prior to that. They bagged a 3-1 triumph over Wigan Athletic and registered only their second win in nine matches.
Birmingham previously contested Forest on the road in August and the game finished with a 2-2 scoreline. The last encounter at St Andrew’s was in November 2017 which ended 1-0 in Birmingham’s favour. Our betting tips and predictions favour a Birmingham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Birmingham City win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Forest are priced at 3.75 for a second-straight victory but their struggles on the road should hamper their prospects of doing so. Forest have regularly played stalemates on their travels this term but of late, they have struggled in the scoring department which has contributed to back-to-back defeats. Birmingham are not in good form either but they should fancy getting the better of a Forest team, which have been a hit-or-miss in the frontline of late. Our preview is to go with a Birmingham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Birmingham City win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.10
Nottingham Forest win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Birmingham and Forest have netted a similar tally of goals in the ongoing campaign, and this has been the case in the past five matches with six and seven scored respectively. However, Forest have lacked the consistency in front of goal and they have drawn blank on three occasions compared to Birmingham’s one. The hosts have kept two clean sheets in the past three league matches at St Andrew’s and this should provide them the edge in a closely fought encounter. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Birmingham 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Birmingham City 1-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Despite the recent woes, Birmingham have kept things tight at the back in their stadium with just one of the previous four matches producing more than two goals. A similarly low-scoring contest can be witnessed this weekend, as Forest have failed to find the net in successive away trips. Our total goals prediction would back less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Che Adams has been in sparkling form for Birmingham this season and Monday night’s game against Swansea saw him score for the third-straight game. The 22-year-old has an impressive statistic with 70% of his shots on target finding the net and he has a good record against Forest after scoring twice in the past three meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Adams.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Che Adams at 5.40[/bet_tip_now]
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