Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool Betting Tip Home Win & BTTS – 16 October 2021

Forest to edge entertaining encounter

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Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool
16th October 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 1235 GMT, Friday 15 October

Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest and Neil Critchley’s Blackpool square off at the City Ground this Saturday afternoon in the EFL Championship. Forest have shown a big improvement of late, collecting ten points from the last 12 available. Will their revival continue with a home win over the mid-table Tangerines at the weekend? In our in-depth Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool betting preview, we have the best odds and top predictions.

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Nottingham Forest Preview – Will the Reds make it three wins on the bounce?

Chris Hughton was relieved of his duties after Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 home loss to Middlesbrough in mid-September. Forest had started their season with one draw and six defeats from their opening seven in the league.

After Hughton departed, Nottingham Forest won 2-0 at Huddersfield Town. Steve Cooper then arrived, and the former Swansea City boss has guided Forest to two wins and a draw from three. The Reds drew with Millwall before winning 3-1 at Barnsley and 3-0 at Birmingham City.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1243 GMT, Friday 15 October)

Remarkably, Forest have gone from rock bottom to just seven points off the play-offs seemingly overnight. Saturday’s encounter will be a stern test, but the Reds will fancy their chances of extending their unbeaten run to five. The home victory here is priced nicely at evens.

Blackpool Preview – Can the Seasiders continue their good form?

Blackpool, last season’s EFL League One play-off winners, have made a good fist of it on their Championship return so far. The Seasiders are sitting pretty in 12th spot, taking 15 points from 11 league games.

Like Nottingham Forest, Blackpool have also won three and drawn one of their last four. The Tangerines had a tough start, but they have been brilliant of late. A month back, they beat Fulham at Bloomfield Road, with wins against Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers following.

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With both teams in fine fettle, this promises to be an entertaining game at the City Ground. Blackpool would love maximum points from this one, but a draw would be another step in the right direction. You can get 3/1 for an away win, and 23/10 for the draw.


Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool Betting Advice

Back in the February 2015 when the pair last locked horns, Blackpool and Forest played out a memorable 4-4 draw at Bloomfield Road. It was 1-0 to the Seasiders at the break, but we were treated to seven second-half goals, with two of those coming in injury time. The reverse game at the City Ground ended 2-0 to the Reds thanks to goals from Michail Antonio and Chris Burke.


Key Facts – Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool Betting Tip

  • The last game between the pair ended in a 4-4 draw
  • Both teams have won three and drawn one of their past four
  • This this will be the first fixture between the two for over six years


Both clubs have really got their season going with a string of wins of late. The duo will be up for this one, and we can see this being a tight affair at the City Ground. Having said that, home advantage could be key, and our money is going on the Nottingham Forest win. Back the home victory and both teams to score at 7/2.

Lewis Grabban has finally found some form this season, with the veteran scoring four goals in his last six outings for Forest. Grabban is available at 9/2 to score first in this one.


The best betting odds for Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool

Nottingham Forest to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Blackpool to win: 3/1 at Bet365