Blackburn (@2.2) vs Nottm Forest (@3.2)
01-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Blackburn will win

Blackburn – Nottm Forest Match Prediction | 01-10-2019 14:45

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The team has been nothing but fantastic at home in recent match-days. Villa is currently the best team in the competition. The only blip has been the loss against Aston Villa. Both these teams have been facing struggles on the road. But come on, give them a break. Forest has an upside though. The last month saw them taking on the likes of Swansea, Hull, Derby, etc all formidable opponents, and coming out of it with flying colors.

With eight points between them and sixth, it seems like Nottingham Forests playoff hopes are all but over. Forest do have a chance to boost their recent form, with a home clash with Blackburn on Saturday. Martin ONeills side are set for a tame finish to the season, as they look to build up some steam in the remaining five matches of the campaign. Can they return to winning ways in this one?

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Both teams to score has happened in the last six on the road for the Lancashire outfit as has over 2.5 goals and these markets are the bets while we could not put you off combining them in a double. With the hosts needing to win and Rovers road games seeing goals galore this looks the way to attack the fixture.

Although they were tired, the game was exactly the type that Forest needed to win in order to push up the table for any hope of promotion. The game against Sheffield Wednesday was more impressive, as they beat an in-form side 2-1, with Grabban scoring once more, as well as record signing Joao Carvalho. Moreover, whilst not at their best in their most recent league game, Forest still beat Rotherham 1-0 thanks to a late penalty by Lewis Grabban. They deserved to win and that should be a marker for the rest of the season, as Forest looked strong throughout the game.

Theyve lost in visits to Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday with their poor away record always looking like it would ultimately cost them in their bid to make the top six. The hosts have fallen away from the playoff race thanks to their back to back defeats. They still have work to do in order to finish up in the top half, while ONeill is likely to demand a strong finish to strengthen his hand in the transfer market.

Stoke scored twice as well, so it was a nervy finish but Forest showed a winning mentality to grind out the victory to progress through. However, for the last 15 minutes, the home side went down to ten men after Diogo Goncalves was dismissed. Forest went 3-0 up, taking their chances very well, with goals by Ben Osborn, Daryl Murphy and Joe Lolley. In the midweek cup game, the team showed fantastic spirit to hold on against Stoke.

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Tip

Before these wins, Forest had had a stuttering start. In addition, although it showed good character, they also had to come from behind to draw at Wigan, Reading, and Birmingham, all teams that Forest needed to be beating with their transfer outlay. They had beaten Reading and Premier League Newcastle in the Carabao Cup but also drew five matches, including games that they took the league in but surrendered the lead, against Bristol City and West Brom. A loss against fellow promotion rivals Brentford raised further doubts about this teams ability to challenge for promotion.

They have managed just four away wins in the league so far and recorded just one in the last six months. Forest won five of their last six home ties, while the only one they failed to win during this stretch was against Aston Villa. On the other hand, Blackburn, without a doubt, has compiled one of the worst away records this season.