Nottingham Forest v Hull City Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 23 October 2019

Tight game at City Ground expected

EnglandNottingham Forest v Hull CityEngland
Wednesday 23rd October 1945hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 22 October)

1 X 2
97/100 51/20 29/10

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 22, 2019 at 20.00)

Nottingham Forest have made a very strong start to their season and are amongst the leading pack. Hull City are the visitors on Wednesday attempting to put further distance between themselves and the bottom three.

English Championship Betting at Marathonbet

Nottingham Forest – Can Forest bounce back from what was only their second defeat of the season at the weekend?

Although there was major upheaval at the City Ground in the summer with the management team leaving, Nottingham Forest have fared very well in the first quarter of the season. Sabri Lamouchi was a surprise choice to take over as head coach and he’s made a positive impression. At the time of writing, Forest come into this game in fourth spot and just three points off top. It could have been even better had they managed to get a result away to Wigan on Sunday. The 1-0 defeat in that game brought an end to an unbeaten run of 10 matches in the league and was their first loss since the opening day of the season. Lamouchi will be hoping his team can show resilience and respond by taking all three points here.

West Brom, the current leaders of the Championship, are the only team to have won at the City Ground this season. Since that opening day loss Forest have won three and drawn once and they will be looking to extend that good home run. They have the joint best defensive home record in the league and that’s clearly something that the coach has looked to improve. By making the team more solid it may mean they sacrifice some attacking intent but they have proven adept at keeping clean sheets.

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Correct Score

Hull City Preview – Will Hull find a result that can give them more breathing space at the bottom of the table?

Hull are another club who opted to change manager in the summer as Grant McCann took over from Nigel Adkins who had consolidated the club. It’s been a steady enough start for McCann who had successful spells in charge of Doncaster and Peterborough previously. Hull’s primary objective for this season is to avoid relegation and their current position of 19th would see them achieve that should they continue this level of form. There will be some concern due to losing their last couple of matches having conceded six goals in the process. A heavy defeat to Huddersfield before the international break followed by a home defeat to high-flying QPR immediately after it means they will be desperately keen to take something from this.

Hull’s sole victory on the road in the league this season came against Luton last month. The Tigers have also picked up valuable points at Brentford and Millwall whilst their only loss other than the capitulation against Huddersfield came against Swansea on the opening weekend. McCann will be hoping that his team can turn in a much better showing than their last away game, especially in defence where they had been particularly impressive on their travels before then.

Key-Facts – Nottingham Forest v Hull City

  • Forest will be hoping to keep pace with the leading pack and return to winning ways following Saturday’s loss
  • Hull have much more modest ambitions than their opponents but have lost their last two conceding six in the process
  • Eight of Nottingham Forest’s 12 league have have went under 2.5 goals

Nottingham Forest v Hull City Betting Advice

There’s a significant gap opening up between the teams in the top and bottom half and this fixture is an indication of those. Forest are nine points clear of their opponents and will be expecting to increase that by three more come full time on Wednesday. For Hull this is all about being as competitive as they have in four of their five away games. Do that and they will be hopeful of getting something.
The Tigers have an excellent record at the City Ground and have lost just one of their last seven visits. That defeat did come earlier this year and was a heavy one, losing 3-0. Forest will be hoping for similar but they are not a free-scoring side this season. Eight of their 12 Championship games have had two or fewer goals in them and this looks prime to be another one. Hull, for all they shipped three in their last away game, have conceded one or less goals in three of their five away matches. Under 2.5 goals looks the way to go here.