Nottm Forest vs. Preston Predictions and Tips

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The most likely scenario for this challenge will be the existence of goals in both posts. Enjoying a better quality squad, Nottingham Forest is expected to have a number of goal situations and end up achieving a large part of them. On the other hand, Preston North End is going through a positive moment and in this game they should try to score points. That said, we believe in a very open game with several scoring chances, so risking in favor of goals is a good option.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

Odd 1.72


Nottingham Forest and Preston North End meet at The City Ground, in a match for the 46th round of the Championship. In the last head-to-head match between these teams in this competition, on 02‑01‑2021, Nottingham Forest won away by (0‑1). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the away team, which in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. However, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for the Championship, on 31‑08‑2019 , it was nothing more than a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by A. Adomah (79 ‘) for Nottingham Forest and B. Bodin (40’) for Preston North End. The home / away status deserves special attention, since although it is a match between 16th and 13th in the general classification, in fact, this is a match between 18th ranked at home and 7th away from home.

Nottm Forest analysis

After 12 victories, 16 draws and 17 defeats, the home team is in 16th position, with 52 points won. In their last match, they drew in an away match against Sheffield Wednesday by (0‑0), after having drawn (1‑1) at home, against Stoke City in the previous match. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, they win practically the same points at home and away, since they won 26 points in their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 22 conceded, against 26 points away, where they scored. 16 goals and has suffered 21. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Nottingham Forest has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, having won 10 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so they haven’t been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 16 of the last 22 matches in the competition have ended with Under 2.5 goals. In 45 games in this competition, he only managed 1 return in the 26 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Nottingham Forest enters this game with a 0-0 draw, on the trip to the Sheffield Wednesday field, thus adding the fifth consecutive game without winning in this competition. In this game against Preston, coach Chris Hughton should re-align his pupils in 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and slow attacks, however, in some moments of the game he should act only in the counterattack . Lewis Grabban is the highlight of this Nottingham Forest in this competition with 6 goals scored. Outside of this game are Luke Freeman, Harry Arter and Joe Lolley, all with physical problems.

Preston analysis

After 17 victories, 7 draws and 21 defeats, the visiting team is in 13th position, with 58 points won. In the last match, they beat Barnsley at home by (2‑0), after having won (0‑1) away against Coventry City in the previous match. Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results away from home, having won 32 points on the road and only 23 at home. In the last 10 away games, Preston North End has recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, having earned 13 points out of a possible 30. In 45 games in this competition he suffered the first goal 23 times and only managed 2 laps on the scoreboard.

Preston North End enters this match after a 2-0 victory over Barnsley, thus adding the third consecutive victory in this competition: the team’s goals were signed by Ched Evans and Jordan Storey. In this game against Nottingham Forest, interim coach Frankie McAvoy should play 3-5-2 favoring the defensive organization and successive counterattacks, exploring the space in the opponent’s back in the best way. Forward Scott Sinclair is the great highlight of Preston North End with 9 goals scored. Outside of this game are Daniel Johnson, Daclan Rudd and Patrick Bauer, all with physical problems.

Betting tip

Do both teams score? Yes

Odd 1.72

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