Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Nottingham Forest welcome a Swansea team in the middle of a rotten run of form to the City Ground this weekend for a Championship encounter. Forest are on the brink of entering into the top 10 places with the team picking up 54 points. There is even a great opportunity for Forest to put together a play-off challenge. Swansea City remain in the second half of the table with little hope of putting together a promotion challenge. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nottingham Forest were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom-team Ipswich just before the international break. Forest have been struggling to put together a play-off challenge after picking up one win in the last four league outings.
Swansea lost for a third consecutive game after being beaten 3-2 by Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. However, it was still not a bad result for Swansea as they came close to a major giantkilling act in the competition.
The reverse fixture witnessed a goalless draw between the two teams. Swansea were able to get a 1-1 draw when they last travelled to the City Ground. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Forest have managed one win in the last four matches and it is not a good outcome for a team that has aspirations of challenging for promotion. However, Forest still remain capable of finishing in the top six with a slight spring in results and the home match against Swansea, who have been in disastrous form, is a great attribute. Forest have been able to claim 10 wins in just 19 matches at the City Ground, which will be a formidable location for a Swansea outfit that has lost five away wins on the bounce. Our preview would go with a win for Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest vs Swansea City draw odds: 3.20
Swansea City win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Incredibly, Forest have almost gone a decade without a victory over Swansea and they are likely to profit from the visitors being on a very poor sequence of results on the road. Both clubs may have an identical record in terms of goals scored and conceded over the last six matches, but our correct score prediction would go with 2-0 win for Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest 2-0 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have high scoring games between these two clubs in the past, but recent encounters have witnessed subsequent drop in terms of performance. Swansea’s away form may be very poor but they have not been taken for granted by the opposition in away games. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lewis Grabban has been in fine form this season after managing 15 goals and three assists. Grabban has been able to score only once in the last 10 appearances, but the 31-year-old provides a lot of quality when his name is on the team sheet. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Grabban.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lewis Grabban at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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