Nottingham – Reading : Preview & Prediction
Nottingham Forest and Reading face off at The City Ground in a match for the 33rd round of the Championship. Reading won at home for (3-1) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 31-10-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they played at this stadium was on 22-04-2017, in a Championship match, which ended Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 win. The goals of the match were scored by B. Assombalonga (31 ‘and 47’) and M. Carayol (54 ‘) for Nottingham Forest and Y. Kermorgant (58’ and 74 ‘) for Reading. In this meeting the home factor could play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Nottingham Forest
The home team is currently in 17th place with 36 points, after 11 wins, 3 draws and 18 defeats. In the penultimate game, lost at home against Hull City by (0-2). In the latter, he tied off against Burton by (0-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins and 9 defeats in his stadium. For the championship, Nottingham Forest won 12 points out of 30 after 4 wins and 6 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 defeats in the last games in house. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, and their attack needs to improve as it failed to make it 8 out of the last 10 games for this competition. In the 32 games he played in this event, he only managed 2 rounds in 20 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Nottingham Forest come to this game with a goalless draw against Burton Albion, adding to their fifth consecutive win without winning in several competitions. It is important to point out that homemakers have had five consecutive defeats in their stadium. In this game before your audience you will expect coach Aitor Karanka to play in 4-2-3-1 benefiting the maintenance of the possession of the ball and slowed attacks, looking for most of the time the Dowell offensive reference: this player is the best Nottingham Forest scorer with 9 goals scored. It is important to emphasize that the housekeepers present several failures in the defensive stops and in the aerial game. For this game the coach can not count on Lichaj, punished, besides Hobbs and Cohen, both injured.
After 8 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses, the visiting team is in 18th place, having won 32 points. In the last game, he lost with Middlesbrough by 2-1, after having lost at home in a game against Millwall, for (0-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Reading had 12 points out of 30, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in their last 10 away games. In the matches played out for the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 7 of their 15 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 31 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 17 times and never managed to return to the result. In the last 16 away games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: scored 7 of his 20 goals in the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Reading’s side leave for this unmotivated game after adding another defeat in the league, this time against Middlesbrough 2-1. In the image of your opponent, visitors follow the bottom of the leaderboard. In this away game, coach Jaap Stam is expected to line up in the same tactical system as the last match, that is, 4-2-3-1, Martin being the most senior man in the home team. On the other hand, Modou Barrow is the great highlight of the visitors with 7 goals scored. We remember that the visitors have weaknesses in the finalization, which has been reflected in the results. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Mendes, Obita, Quinn and Elpick.
Nottingham – Reading : Betting Tips
Nottingham – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70