Nottingham Forest are up against Blackburn at the City Ground in order to sustain their slim hopes of promotion. Forest are nine points away from the play-off places with just five matches left and it would take an incredible set of results in order to see Forest in the top six. Blackburn Rovers remain in the bottom half but they have a sizable 11-point advantage over the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nottingham Forest fell to a 3-0 loss against Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium. This result extends the club’s disappointing away form, which includes three losses in four matches.
Blackburn Rovers were able to end a three-game losing sequence with an impressive 2-0 win over Derby County. Both goals came in the second half as Tony Mowbray praised his team for the performance.
The reverse fixture witnessed Blackburn and Forest playing out a 2-2 draw at the Ewood Park. This was preceded by a 1-0 win for Blackburn at the City Ground. Our betting tips and predictions for the match would go with a win for Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Tony Mowbray has a major problem when it comes to motivating Blackburn in three matches. The Lancashire outfit have lost five out of the recent six trips. The draw with Birmingham is not the only exception for Blackburn, who will also be aware of Nottingham Forest’s strong record at the City Ground. Most of the club’s good work this season has been at home, as Forest have claimed five wins in six games at home. Our preview would go with a victory for Nottingham Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn draw odds: 3.40
Blackburn win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Blackburn may have been very disappointing when it comes to getting away results, but the team has at least scored in each of the last eight encounters on the road. Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest were quite defensive under Aitor Karanka and a change in management has not brought about a significant impact in terms of clean sheets. Forest are without a clean sheet in five games. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Blackburn have had a habit of scoring even in away matches with the team registering a decent return of 10 goals in the last six trips. It is at the back where Blackburn have been disastrous with 18 goals conceded in these six games. Any team will be able to capitalise on such a poor defence and Forest will not be an exception – especially at home. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lewis Grabban is the top scorer at Nottingham Forest with 16 league goals. Even though he has only managed two goals in his last six appearances, the 31-year-old remains the key attacking player for Martin O’Neill’s men. Crucially, Grabban has excelled whenever it comes to games against Blackburn. He has managed five goals – including both goals in the reverse fixture – in his last four matches against Blackburn. Our first goalscorer prediction would go with Grabban.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lewis Grabban at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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