Cardiff City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips & Predictions

With both Cardiff and Nottingham F. sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strengthen their position when facing off this coming Friday. Cardiff lies 8th in the table on 58 points after 38 matches. 16 points behind after 38 games Nottingham F. finds themselves in 17th place.

It has been a few rounds since Nottingham F. last taste of success in the Championship and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Cardiff.

Stats and facts for Cardiff and Nottingham F..

  • teamlogoCardiff City scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Cardiff City’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • teamlogoCardiff City have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoNottingham F. did not win the last 6 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoNottingham F. did not win the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Nottingham F.’s last 11 of 13 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Nottingham F.’s last 10 matches in the row.


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Form Cardiff vs Nottingham F.

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Cardiff in nice flow.

One can’t really point a finger on the results for Cardiff in past rounds as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches Cardiff lost 2-1 to Watford, followed by a dull 0-0 draw at Stoke. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 win against Swansea.

Nottingham F. struggling for results.

The mood around Nottingham F. is pretty low right since a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. In their 3 latest outings Nottingham F. ended with a 1-1 draw against Reading and went on to a 2-0 defeat against Norwich. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw against Brentford.

Being both the bookmakers favorite at odds 2.10 and with stronger performances lately than Nottingham F. has put on show, Cardiff seem the natural pick.

Cardiff v Nottingham F. Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Don’t expect goals

Nottingham F. were left reeling when Cardiff took a 2-0 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as pay back for the 1-0 defeat Nottingham F. handed out in the reverse match. Recent meetings have had a tendency to be rather shy on goals as 6 of the previous 10 matches paid out on under 2.5 goals. Cardiff usually enjoy playing Nottingham F., taking all 3 points against them 8 times in the last 10 meetings in the Championship.

Current standings

Cardiff lie 8th in the table on 58 points after 38 matches. 16 points behind after 38 games Nottingham F. find themselves in 17th place.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Cardiff to win pays out at 2.10, the best prize for a draw is 3.25, while an away win for Nottingham F. returns you odds 3.60. Cardiff won 4 of their last 10 home league games whereas Nottingham F. lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.


Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 51%. This equals odds 1.95 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.75. The last 10 home league games for Cardiff averaged 3.1 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Nottingham F. the average total goals were 1.8 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 44%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.25 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.57. Cardiff’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 3.1 goals a game. 7 of Cardiff’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Nottingham F.’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.8 goals per game. 3 of the last 10 away matches for Nottingham F. went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer


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