Brentford welcome Nottingham Forest to Griffin Park for Saturday’s league showdown. The hosts have dropped off the pace with a couple of winless games but they are still within one point off the playoff positions. Forest have also gone through a similar pattern and they are currently mid-table and just a point behind Dean Smith’s men.Follow all our predictions, odds, football betsand betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brentford suffered their first league defeat of the season last weekend where they lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers on the road. They have since returned to winning ways with a 1-0 League Cup triumph over fourth-tier Cheltenham Town.
Forest, on the other hand, have remained unbeaten after the first five league games but they have managed just one victory during this period. They secured a 2-2 draw versus Birmingham City last weekend but have since clinched a 3-1 triumph over Newcastle United in the League Cup.
Brentford’s last meeting versus Forest was in April where they picked up a 1-0 win over the road. The last encounter at Griffin Park witnessed Forest secure three points in a 4-3 thriller. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Brentford win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Brentford win at 1.83 [/bet_tip_now]
Forest are given a price of 4.50 for an away win but we are not predicting this outcome. Forest have made an unbeaten start to the ongoing campaign but their away record has not been particularly great. Since the backend of last season, Forest have gone eight outings without a victory and this could continue this weekend against Brentford, who are difficult to beat on their home patch. Our preview fancies Brentford to secure three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Brentford win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.50
Nottingham Forest win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
Over the past decade, Brentford and Forest have contested in eight league meetings and five of them have witnessed both sides finding the scoresheet. As such, we can anticipate another open encounter, but Brentford should have the edge with their good defensive record at Griffin Park. Our correct score prediction expects a Brentford 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Brentford 3-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Since 2007, Forest have visited Griffin Park on five occasions and there have been three or more goals in four of those matches. A similar encounter could be on the cards on Saturday with Brentford having netted seven goals from just two home matches this term. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Brentford are likely to depend on Ollie Watkins to open the scoring with Neal Maupay serving the last of his three-match suspension. The 23-year-old has netted three league goals this season and he has drawn blank in the last two games. He will be eyeing his maiden strike against Forest on Saturday. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Watkins.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Ollie Watkins at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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