Nottingham Forest vs Reading Betting Tips & Predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Betting

With both Nottingham F. and Reading enjoying the comforts of mid-table, both could make a push for an even stronger position when going toe-to-toe on City Ground, Nottingham on 15:00 13th March in round 36 of Championship. Placed sad 17th in the table Nottingham F. have amassed 40 points after 35 games. On 60 points Reading are ranked brilliantly in 5th place with as many matches as the home side.

Although entering the match as outsiders Reading will be keen on keeping their recent momentum in the Championship going.

Stats and facts for Nottingham F. and Reading.

  • teamlogoNottingham F. did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Nottingham F.’s last 7 matches in the row;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 2.5 in Nottingham F.’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • teamlogoNottingham F. conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoReading has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 5 when playing away matches in the row;
  • teamlogoReading scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.


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Form Nottingham F. vs Reading

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

Nottingham F. struggling for results.

Nottingham F. will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. In their last 3 matches Nottingham F. ended with a 1-1 draw against Derby, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Luton. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 defeat against Watford.

Reading continue to collect points.

Reading enter this match on a really fine note as past weeks have brought a very acceptable 12 points out of a possible 18. In their 3 latest outings Reading claimed a 1-0 win against Rotherham and went on to a 1-0 win against Blackburn. Their latest game produced a 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

The two teams are evenly matched by the bookies, but current form makes Reading our choice for a win.

Nottingham F. v Reading 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

The last time the pair played each other Reading came away as 2-0 winners back in December 2020 in a match in the England – Championship Recent meetings between the two have not been action-packed when it comes to goals as 7 of the last 10 matches had under 2.5 goals scored. In addition, at least one team managed a clean sheet in 6 of the last 10 matches. Reading go into the match with a 5-3-2 advantage against Nottingham F. in the Championship.

Current standings

Nottingham F. find themselves sad placed 17th in the table on 40 points from 35 matches. On an a brilliant 5th place Reading are 20 points ahead in the standings.

Full Time Betting

Nottingham F. are favorites with the bookmakers to win their upcoming match. Betting on a home win will pay out at 2.63, as bookies predict Nottingham F. are in with a 38% chance of beating Reading. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 2.90 on offer, while an away win for Reading pays out at 2.90. Nottingham F. won 3 of their last 10 home league games whereas Reading lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.


The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 50% in this match. This equals odds around 2.00, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.80. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 56%. The last 10 home league games for Nottingham F. averaged 1.5 goals per game with BTTS paying out 3 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Reading the average total goals were 1.4 with 3 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 38%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.60 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.53. Nottingham F.’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 1.5 goals a game. 3 of Nottingham F.’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Reading’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.4 goals per game. 2 of the last 10 away matches for Reading went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer


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