Nottingham Forest prepare for a run of three consecutive matches at the City Ground with a home match against West Brom on Tuesday night. Forest finished last campaign just below the mid-table places, while West Brom have made a return to the Championship after eight campaigns in the top division. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Forest were able to pick up a 1-1 draw with Bristol in the opening game. The club are now undefeated in the last five matches – including friendlies.
West Brom suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against Bolton at home in the opening game of the campaign. Despite home advantage, the Baggies were unable to make a positive start to the campaign.
The last competitive game between Forest and West Brom took place in 2010 when the meeting at Hawthorns finished as a 3-1 victory in favour of the visitors. West Brom’s last away game against Forest saw them pick up a 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Nottingham Forest.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.55[/bet_tip_now]
West Brom are given odds of 3.00 after making a losing start to the campaign. Forest were quite decent in the opener against Bristol and the team had an impressive seven shots on target in the 90 minutes. Even though West Brom have traditionally dominated away matches against Forest with a string of victories, the situation this time around is transformed by the contrasting set of results for both teams in the opening day. Forest’s home advantage holds a significant amount of value and our preview would go with the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest win at 2.55[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest vs West Brom draw odds: 3.30
West Brom win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
Aitor Karanka was able to get his Forest come up with an entertaining game against Bristol City with fans witnessing a combined 13 shots on target at both ends. The philosophy is unlikely to change for this home game against West Brom, who are no slouch by any stretch of the imagination. Our correct score prediction would go with a Nottingham Forest 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Nottingham Forest 2-0 win[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Forest may have had plenty of chances against Bristol but the team did lack a clinical nature to their efforts. This led to a return of just one goal – scored just before half-time – against Bristol. West Brom are expected to struggle on the road – especially in terms of scoring goals. Our total goals prediction expects 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lewis Grabban came on as a substitute for goalscorer Daryl Murphy in the game against Bristol, but the summer signing is expected to start this match. Karanka is unlikely to go with the 35-year-old for a second consecutive match with such a short turnaround time. Even though Grabban’s last goal against West Brom was back in 2006-07, he has not had the opportunity to face the Baggies much since then. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Grabban.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Grabban at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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