Bristol City take on a Nottingham Forest team that is considered as one of the favourites for getting promotion at the end of the campaign. The match is at Ashton Gate Stadium with Bristol hoping to make the most of home advantage. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol were able to pick just one victory from their pre-season friendly matches and it was against Cheltenham Town, who play in League Two. Manager Lee Johnson has been able to reinvest most of the transfer fee received from the sale of Bobby Reid, but replacing the attacking midfielder will be the biggest task for Bristol in the upcoming campaign.
Nottingham Forest have spent big and the pressure is likely to tell on the visitors. However, the presence of several quality players does make them a formidable opponent in the upcoming season.
The earlier game between Nottingham Forest and Bristol back in April produced a goalless draw. Nottingham’s last trip to the Ashton Gate Stadium saw them lose 2-1. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Nottingham Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City are at odds of 2.50 for a win in the match. Yet, they are up against a team that has been strengthened a lot with substantial transfer activity in the summer. Even though Nottingham’s last win away against Bristol came in 2011, this is a match that could bring about a shift in this trend. After winning four consecutive home games against Nottingham, Bristol may end up opening the new campaign with a defeat.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 3.25
Bristol City win odds: 2.50
Correct Score odds
Forest are likely to be one of the top scorers in the division owing to the presence of players like Lewis Grabban. The striker spent the last campaign on loan at Aston Villa and was able to finish as the second top scorer in the division with 20 league goals. Several other candidates make Forest extremely strong going forward. A great option would be to back a Forest 2-0 win at 13.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest 2-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Forrest start the campaign as one of the promotion favourites and they need a strong result in order to establish the same. Previous meetings with Bristol City at the Ashton Gate stadium has produced over 2.5 goals on multiple occasions – including two in a row – but this match can be a tight affair with Forest keen to start with a clean sheet. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at 1.80.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lewis Grabban is a key asset for Nottingham Forest and the striker was the second highest scorer in the Championship last season. Grabban is no stranger to scoring against Bristol after managing to get a goal in his last appearance – while playing for Sunderland. Our first goalscorer prediction would be to back Grabban at 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Grabban at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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