Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-04-22

Championship Tips

Monday 22nd April 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.81 (odds taken at 01:46 GMT, 22 Apr 2019)

The Championship action continues on Easter Monday when Nottingham Forest play host to play-off hopefuls, Middlesbrough as the betting tips continue at the City Ground with the hosts seeking to avoid a fifth straight defeat on the trot.

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Nottingham Forest Prediction

Nottingham Forest’s season just got worse as the hosts were handed a fourth league defeat on the trot in the Championship on Good Friday following a 2-0 loss away at automatic promotion contenders, Sheffield United, and this loss followed on from earlier defeats to Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers in previous matches.

Forest manager, Martin O’Neill must be tearing his hair out as he looks for the winning combination following his side’s slow but sure descent down the Championship table, as they’ve gained just the one win from their last seven matches overall in the second tier.

After briefly threatening a challenge for a play-off place, Nottingham Forest now occupy a disappointing 13th place on the Championship league ladder as the same old problems have re-surfaced for the Tricky Trees, namely, inconsistent results.

Forest possess a home record which stands at 11-4-6 30/21 and although they posted a promising four-match winning streak from the end of January through to mid-March which included wins against Wigan Athletic, Brentford, Derby County and Hull City, the hosts have since stumbled to two defeats from their last three matches at the City Ground.

11 of Nottingham Forest’s 21 home matches have seen both teams score.


Key-Facts – Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough

  • Nottingham Forest have lost their last 4 matches on the trot in the Championship
  • 11 of Nottingham Forest’s 21 home matches have seen both teams score
  • Middlesbrough will seek a 4th win on the trot at the City Ground


Middlesbrough Prediction

By contrast, Middlesbrough captured a third win on the trot in the Championship on Good Friday with a 1-0 home win over Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium as Tony Pulis’s Boro outfit have made a late surge for a spot in the play-off pack.

Middlesbrough’s play-off ambitions looked to have evaporated earlier in the season when the north-east club suffered a wretched six-match losing streak which saw Boro lose to Brentford, Preston North End, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Bristol City and Swansea City.

However, Middlesbrough have somehow managed to turn their season around by recording recent bounce-back wins against Bolton Wanderers and Hull City along with the aforementioned victory over Stoke City, and they’ll fancy their chances on Easter Monday despite being away from home.

Middlesbrough possess an away record of 9-7-5 24/20 and hitting the road again might just work in Middlesbrough’s favour as they look to exploit a nervous looking Nottingham Forest outfit who are struggling under the weight of the expectation of their home support at the City Ground.

Former Nottingham Forest striker Assombalonga (12 goals) is set to face his former team-mates as he looks to fire Boro to a top six finish.

10 of Middlesbrough’s 21 away matches have seen both teams score.

Betting Tips Verdict

Nottingham Forest need a response at home while Middlesbrough will press for a fourth win on the trot to consolidate their play-off spot.

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