Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City Betting Tip Away Win by One Goal – 9 January 2021

Bluebirds to fly into round four

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Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City
9th January 1200hrs
Football – England – FA Cup
Pick Away Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 10/3 odds taken 0843 GMT, Friday 8 January

Two EFL Championship clubs meet in Emirates FA Cup action on Saturday afternoon, as Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest entertain Neil Harris’ Cardiff City at the City Ground. Forest are down in 19th in the Championship table, with the Bluebirds seven points above in 15th. Who will prevail in the East Midlands and book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup?

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Nottingham Forest Preview – Can the Reds extend undefeated run?

Nottingham Forest have had a tough time in the Championship up until now. The Reds have mustered up just five league wins all season, losing 11 and drawing seven of their other 18. As a result, Forest currently hover just three points above the drop zone in 19th.

Despite their lowly league position, Nottingham Forest head into this FA Cup clash unbeaten in their last five. Since losing three in a row and suffering six defeats in seven, Chris Hughton’s boys have won two and drawn three of five. The Reds kick-started 2021 with a vital away victory at Preston North End, with Lewis Grabban scoring the only goal.

Our betting prediction:
Draw & both teams to score

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(odds taken 0850 GMT, Friday 8 January)

Staying in the Championship is a must for Forest, so their priorities lie away from the FA Cup. Still, they will want to keep up their good run with a win over Championship opposition in the cup this Saturday.

Cardiff City Preview – Bluebirds to bounce back with a win in the cup?

Neil Harris’ Cardiff City have had a mixed batch of results lately. The Bluebirds recently won four in a row in the Championship, seeing off Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, Watford and Stoke City. Since then, though, Cardiff have lost four of their following five.

After a hard-fought 3-2 home win over Birmingham City, the Welsh side have lost three in a row. They ended 2020 with a woeful 2-1 loss at bottom club Wycombe Wanderers, while their first game of 2021 with Rotherham United was postponed.

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After finishing fifth last season, Cardiff will have been hoping to reach the play-offs once again this term. However, they are eight points behind sixth spot after 22 games played. Can they forget about their recent Championship woes by winning in the FA Cup at the weekend?


Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City Betting Advice

When these two clubs went head-to-head at the City Ground back in September, two Kieffer Moore goals gave the Bluebirds a deserved 2-0 win. Cardiff have an excellent recent record over Nottingham Forest, winning 12 of the last 15 meetings.


Key Facts – Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City Betting Tip

  • Cardiff have won 12 of the last 15 meetings between the two sides
  • The Bluebirds won 2-0 at the City Ground in Championship action back in September
  • Forest are unbeaten in five, while Cardiff have lost four of their previous five


In truth, this all-Championship FA Cup affair could go either way at the City Ground. Forest have made themselves tough to beat over the last month or so, while Cardiff have been in patchy form of late.

Having said that, City have an incredible recent record over Nottingham Forest, which could stand them in good stead this Saturday. It could be close, but we are siding with a narrow away win. Check out the tempting price of 10/3 for Cardiff to win by one goal.


The best betting odds for Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City

Nottingham Forest to win: 29/20 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Cardiff City to win: 9/5 at Bet365