Nottingham Forest could seek to break into the top six of the Championship when they entertain Queens Park Rangers at the City Ground on Saturday. Aitor Karanka’s side have suffered just three defeats this term and their consistent showing sees them within one point off the playoff positions. QPR, meanwhile, are just four points behind Forest in the standings after ending a four-match winless run. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Forest impressed in their recent away trip to Derby County where they managed to play out a goalless draw. They have now failed to score in each of the previous two league matches.
QPR picked up their first triumph after five matches after getting the better of Middlesbrough by a 2-1 scoreline. Nahki Wells scored the match-winner for the west London side at the hour mark.
Loftus Road was the destination for the last meeting between the sides in February which ended 5-2 in Forest’s favour. The previous encounter at the City Ground witnessed a 4-0 win for Forest. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Forest win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
QPR are offered odds of 3.75 for the win but they face a stiff challenge of doing so with their wretched record at Forest’s homeground. Barring draws, QPR have failed to win a single game at the City Ground in 34 attempts and this statistic may not change this weekend with the hosts’ vastly improved defensive record of late. Our preview fancies Forest to continue their home dominance over QPR with the three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest vs Queens Park Rangers draw odds: 3.40
Queens Park Rangers win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Forest have netted just three goals in their previous four home matches but they have still accumulated seven points after keeping three clean sheets. QPR genuinely struggling on their trips to Forest with just one goal scored in the past seven outings. Our correct score prediction would back a Forest 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest 1-0 win at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Forest’s recent defensive record has contributed to their upheaval in league form and they have restricted the opposition from scoring in 70 percent of their matches since November. Another low-scoring encounter is very much possible with QPR drawing a blank in six of their previous seven visits to City Ground. Our total goals prediction favours 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 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lewis Grabban has been Forest’s leading scorer this term with 14 goals, which also sees him top the Championship scoring charts. He has drawn blank in the past two matches but he has the chance to make amends against QPR, who have failed to keep a clean sheet in four away games. Grabban has netted once in four previous meetings against QPR. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Grabban.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lewis Grabban at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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