Nottingham Forest vs Stoke City Prediction & Betting Tips

With both Nottingham F. and Stoke sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strengthen their position when facing off this coming Saturday. Nottingham F. lie 18th in the table on 50 points after 43 games. 6 points ahead after 43 games, Stoke find themselves in 13th place.

Stats and facts for Nottingham F. and Stoke.

  • teamlogoNottingham F. did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Nottingham F.’s last 14 of 16 matches;
  • teamlogoNottingham F. conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • teamlogoNottingham F. scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoStoke did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Stoke’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • teamlogoStoke scored in the last 4 of 6 matches.

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Form Nottingham F. vs Stoke

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

Nottingham F. hope to boost points tally.

The mood around Nottingham F. is pretty low right since a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. In their last 3 matches, Nottingham F. split the points in a 0-0 draw against Bristol City, followed by a 2-0 defeat against Huddersfield. Their most recent match brought a 1-1 draw against Birmingham.

Stoke hoping for fresh start.

Stoke will enter the match, hoping to end their disappointing run of form in the league finally. In their previous 3 matches, Stoke was hammered by Birmingham in a 2-0 defeat and a dull 0-0 draw at Preston. Their latest match served up a 3-2 defeat against Coventry.

The two sides seem evenly matched on paper; however, judging by recent performances, Nottingham F. looks to be the value pick here at odds 2.63.

Nottingham F. v Stoke Fixture History

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

Don’t expect goals

Neither Nottingham F. nor Stoke managed a breakthrough when they last faced each other in the Championship. They ended up settling for a point in a 1-1 draw at City Ground, Nottingham. Recent meetings have tended to be rather shy on goals as 6 of the previous 10 matches paid out on under 2.5 goals. The pair have been evenly matched in recent times, with 3 wins for each side in their last 10 matches in the Championship. Thus, the draw could prove the tasty bet here with 4 matches finishing all square.

Current standings

Nottingham F. are 18th with 50 points after 43 games. Stoke ranks as 13th in the table on 56 points.

Full Time Betting

The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Nottingham F. will payout at 2.63, as bookies predict Nottingham F. are in with a 38% chance of beating Stoke. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.00 on offer, while an away win for Stoke pays out at 2.88. Nottingham F. won 3 of their last 10 home league games, whereas Stoke lost 5 of their last 10 away league games.

BTTS

The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 48% in this match. This equals odds around 2.10 while going the other way, and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.73. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 58%. The last 10 home league games for Nottingham F. averaged 1.9 goals per game, with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Stoke, the average total goals were 2.7, 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 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 1.9 goals a game. 3 of Nottingham F.’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Stoke’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.7 goals per game. 4 of the last 10 away matches for Stoke went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer