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Nottm Forest VS Preston

Nottingham Forest and Preston North End face at The City Ground, in a match for the 29th round of the Championship. In the last head‑to‑head for this edition of the league, played on 23‑12‑2017, these teams have tied (1‑1). At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the home team, since they have a record of 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 14‑12‑2016, in a match for the Championship, they tied (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by C. Maxwell (68' Autogolo), for Nottingham Forest, and by S. Makienok (45' ), for Preston North End. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis of Nottingham Forest

After 11 wins, 2 draws and 15 losses, the home team is in the 14th position, havinf won 35 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Wolverhampton Wanderers by (0‑2), after in the previous match they have lost (0‑1) at home, against Aston Villa. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 8 wins and 7 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 21 conceded. They come to this match after a away loss against Hull City by (2‑1). For the league, Nottingham Forest won 15 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 17 of their 28 matches for this competition, and have only turned the score around in 2.

Nottingham Forest comes for this match after a 2-1 defeat at Hull City, bieng eliminated from the FA Cup. In the last match for the championship, the home team beat Wolverhampton by 2-1. In this match in front of their fans, Aitor Karanka must find his way around the 4-2-3-1 lineup, benefiting from ball possession and paused attacks, always looking for the offensive reference Brereton. On the other hand, Kieran Dowell is Nottingham Forest's top scorer with 9 scored goals. Apparently, the home team’s coach won’t count on Cohen and Hobbs, both injured.

Confirmed Lineup: J. Smith, J. Worrall, T. Darikwa, M. Mancienne, D. Fox, K. Dowell, M. Cash, B. Osborn, D. Vaughan, A. Vellios, B. McKay.
Coach: Karanka.

Analysis of Preston North End

The away team is currently in the 11th position of the league, with 42 points won, after 10 wins, 12 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Millwall, by (1‑1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Birmingham City, by (1‑1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 15 conceded. In their last match, for the FA Cup, they got an away loss against Sheffield United by (1‑0). In the last 10 away league matches Preston North End has a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches there are a few frequent results at half‑time: 1‑0 (5 out of 14 matches) and 0‑0 (6 out of 14 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 11 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 14 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

Preston North End comes unmotivated for this match after being eliminated from the FA Cup losing by 1-0 against Sheffield United. We remember the moment the visiting team is going through is not the best and registers three consecutive matches without winning. In this away match, the coach Alex Neil must line up in his usual tactical system, that is, the 4-2-3-1, favoring the defensive organization and the successive counterattacks, exploiting the best form the space in the opponent’s defensive line. Jordan Hugill is the star of this Preston North End with 8 scored goals. For this match, the coach won’t count on Spurr and Maguire, both due to injury.

Confirmed Lineup: D. Rudd, T. Clarke, D. Fisher, P. Huntington, B. Bodin, A. Browne, J. Earl, T. Barkhuizen, P. Gallagher, B. Pearson, C. Robinson.
Coach: A. Neil.

Betting suggestion:

Two teams that aren’t going through positive moments in the championship, however, the Preston North End situation is more complicated. In addition, Nottingham Forest has more and better individual values in their squad, apart from the fact of playing at home. So, we think that this match will be very open and with clear score chances, however, the home team should be able to score points.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Match Odds 7 Place your bet
The Draw 14%
Nottm Forest 43%
Preston 43%
Over/Under 2.5 goals 7 Place your bet
Over 2.5 Goals 57%
Under 2.5 Goals 43%
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 5 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 40%
Under 1.5 Goals 60%
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Over 3.5 Goals 0% 4.6
Under 3.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Under 4.5 Goals 100%
Over 4.5 Goals 0% 10.5
Over/Under 0.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 0% 9.8
Over 0.5 Goals 100%
Both teams to Score? 1 Place your bet
Yes 100%
No 0% 1.98
Half Time 3 Place your bet
Preston 33%
Nottm Forest 0% 3.6
The Draw 67%
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.


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Championship - 2017/2018

  • 100% 557 / 557 Games

  • Home team wins 43.09%
  • Draws 26.75%
  • Away team wins 30.16%
  • Over 1.5 72.71%
  • Over 2.5 47.22%
  • Over 3.5 25.13%
  • Goals 1414
  • Goals /match 2.54
  • Goals /match home 1.4
  • Goals /match away 1.13
  • Both teams score 49.55%
  • Goals after 80' 16.2%
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