Hull City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 26 December 2019

Hull vs Nottingham Forest

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EnglandHull City vs Nottingham ForestEngland
26th December 1500hrs
Football – England– Championship
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 22/25 odds taken 1800 GMT, Wednesday 25 December)

There’s only a point between Hull and Nottingham Forest in the league in favour of the away team team. Both know this is a crucial part of the season as they look to close in on the playoff positions.

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Hull City Preview – Will Hull follow up impressive weekend win over Birmingham to keep pace with the top six?

Christmas Day would have been a happy one for Hull City players, coaching staff and supporters following their 3-0 win over Birmingham last weekend. The win, achieved in impressive fashion, ensures that Grant McCann’s men remain in striking distance of the playoffs and top six. Hull are currently four points behind Brentford in sixth spot but there are a host of clubs in a similar sort of position who will be hopeful of finishing in one of those four playoff places. The festive period can be a pivotal point of the season with games coming thick and fast and Hull will be looking to prove their credentials starting with this match tomorrow. They then face away games against QPR and Sheffield Wednesday which again will be a good indication of just where they are in this clutch of clubs.

Hull have been good at home this season picking up six wins and two draws from 12 games. McCann’s men have won their last three at the KCOM Stadium scoring nine goals in the process. That will give them all the confidence in the world ahead of Nottingham Forest’s visit on Boxing Day. Leaders West Brom are the only team to have won here since October.

Both teams to score

Nottingham Forest Preview – Can Forest end a dismal run of five games without a win to reignite their playoff hopes?

It’s not been a good December for Nottingham Forest who are now without a win in their last five games. They have taken just two points in that time and lost their last two coming into this game. It will have been something of a culture shock for Sabri Lamouchi who had such a positive impact on his arrival at the City Ground. Forest were sitting in the top six, even top of the table, earlier in the season but they now find themselves in 10th spot, albeit just three points behind Brentford. Whilst that is positive, the run of form and manner of some of their defeats will be the cause of some concern.

Lamouchi will be hoping that his team can bounce back to winning ways in this one and they are one of only a handful of teams who have picked up more points on their travels than at home. The defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday was only the second away defeat for Forest this season and their first in five. Playing away from home is clearly something that suits their style of play and that will be the message that Lamouchi attempts to get across to his players.

Key-Facts – Hull City vs Nottingham Forest

  • Hull made it three home wins on the spin with a 3-0 victory against Birmingham on Saturday to ensure they stay close to the top six
  • Forest have dropped out of the top six in recent weeks having been without a win since the end of November
  • It was a 2-1 win for Hull when the sides met at the City Ground back in October and they can go above their opponents with a win here

Hull City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Advice

It’s two months since these teams last met when Hull ran out 2-1 winners. Jarrod Bowen scored the decisive goal on that occasion and the striker is the second top scorer in the Championship this season with 15 goals. Bowen has scored nine goals in his last 10 games for Hull. Only Sheffield Wednesday have scored more goals away from home in this league than Nottingham Forest so there will be plenty of firepower on show tomorrow. The winner of this game will ensure that team remain close to the playoff positions whilst the loser will be left playing catch-up.

Eight out of Nottingham Forest’s 12 away games have finished with both teams scoring. The same has happened in half of Hull’s home games, whilst eight of them have had at least three goals in them. Five of the last seven meetings have went over 2.5 goals and I’m taking that trend to continue here.