Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End Betting Tip 1-1 Draw – 8 May 2021

Too close to call at City Ground

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Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End
8th May 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick 1-1 Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/2 odds taken 1101 GMT, Friday 7 April

Nottingham Forest and Preston North End lock horns at the City Ground in EFL Championship action on Saturday. Both teams would have been hoping to reach the play-offs before a ball was kicked this term, but Forest go into the final weekend in 16th, while North End are six points above in 13th. This could go either way, but will we see a winner in the East Midlands? Take a look at the latest odds and predictions in our betting preview.

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Nottingham Forest Preview – Reds to finish with a home win?

Nottingham Forest missed out on the play-offs in dramatic fashion on the final day of last term and the Reds made a woeful start to this season under Sabri Lamouchi.

Bringing in the experience Chris Hughton to steady the ship was the club’s best bit of business this year. Hughton swiftly moved Nottingham Forest away from the bottom three, with the Reds securing Championship survival with several matches to spare. They will be hoping to pip Blackburn Rovers to 15th spot on the final day.

Our betting prediction:
Draw & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1103 GMT, Friday 7 May)

Forest have drawn their last three but have lost just one of their previous eight. Can they end their season with three points on home soil this Saturday?

Preston North End Preview – Lilywhites to secure a fourth straight victory?

Preston North End have also had a patchy year in the Championship. The Lancashire club are still looking for a permanent manager after Alex Neil was dismissed in March. Frankie McAvoy has done a decent job as interim boss in the meantime.

Preston have ended a poor season well, winning each of their last three since a 0-0 draw at Stoke City. In recent weeks, the Lilywhites have beaten Derby County, Coventry City and Barnsley, scoring six and conceding none.

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North End have been tough to beat of late, losing just one of the past seven. Can they end their campaign with a fourth win on the bounce at the weekend?


Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End Betting Advice

These two sides have been involved in some close battles in recent times. Last term, both matches ended in 1-1 draws. Back in January, Forest edged a tight affair at Deepdale, with a Lewis Grabban penalty proving to be the difference. That was the Reds’ first win in this fixture since March 2016.


Key Facts – Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End Betting Tip

  • Five of the last nine Forest vs Preston meetings have ended in 1-1 draws
  • Forest have drawn three in a row and four of their previous five
  • North End head to the City Ground looking for a fourth successive victory


Nottingham Forest have been the draw specialists in the Championship of late, with four of their past five ending all square. Only Millwall have drawn more games in the second tier this season.

Six of the last nine meetings between Nottingham Forest and Preston have ended level, and we fancy the pair to cancel each other out at the City Ground on Saturday. The 1-1 draw at 11/2 has caught the eye.

Lewis Grabban scored the only goal of the game in the reverse match at Deepdale at the start of 2021. The veteran striker is available at 6/5 to score anytime in this one.


The best betting odds for Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End

Nottingham Forest to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Preston North End to win: 23/10 at Bet365