Nottingham Forest welcome Bristol City to City Ground for the weekend’s Championship clash. The hosts have managed just the single win in the past seven matches and this has dropped them four points behind the playoff positions. Bristol are two points adrift of the top six with their extended unbeaten run which includes three successive victories. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Forest suffered their third defeat in five matches after losing 2-0 on the road to Reading. John Swift and an own goal from Jack Robinson ensured the victory for the relegation-threatened side.
Bristol, though, made it three league wins on the bounce after getting the better of Bolton Wanderers by a 2-1 scoreline. Lee Johnson’s side are unbeaten in the league for nine matches.
Ashton Gate was the destination for the previous meeting between the sides in August which finished 1-1. The last encounter at City Ground finished in a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Forest are offered favourable odds of 2.40 for the victory but we are still not fancying the outcome. The hosts have gone through a tough patch since December and they have already parted ways with their manager. Forest can anticipate another difficult game against Bristol, who are on a three-match winning streak. Our preview fancies a fourth successive triumph for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest win odds: 2.40
Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Both Forest and Bristol have bagged seven goals in the past five matches but the former have remained unimpressive after failing to score in three of those games. Bristol should have the advantage and we are favouring them to secure the win with the clean sheet. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Bristol 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol City 2-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The history of the fixture has been low-scoring and just one of their meetings since 2009 has produced more than two goals. This has been the trend in Bristol’s past three away trips where they have boosted a strong defensive record with two shutouts. Our total goals prediction is to go with 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
Famara Diedhiou has been Bristol’s regular choice to lead the line and he has done with reasonable success after scoring seven league goals. Diedhiou has bagged just the single goal in the past five matches but he still remains the main threat for the opposition with his strong aerial presence in the box. The Senegalese was on the scoresheet against Blackburn in the reverse fixture. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Diedhiou.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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