Reading v Nottingham Forest Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2019-01-12

Championship Tips

Saturday 12th January 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Nottingham Forest AH0
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.58 (odds taken at 03:29 GMT, 10 Jan 2019)

A beleaguered Reading will play host to Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon at the Madejski Stadium as the betting tips continue in the Championship.

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Reading Prediction

Reading were dealt a fourth defeat in their last five matches in all competitions when they lost 2-0 away at Manchester United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup last weekend, but they return to the more critical situation of attempting to avoid relegation from the Championship this Saturday.

It’s three defeats from their last four for Reading who now sit in the relegation zone second from bottom and now five points adrift of the safety of 20th place and Rotherham United when they welcome free-scoring Nottingham Forest to Berkshire. Recent losses to Middlesbrough, Millwall and Swansea City have prevented The Royals from lifting themselves out of the bottom three.

The story doesn’t get any better for Reading when looking at their recent results at home either as the hosts have lost their last three on the trot amidst a sequence of five home matches without a win, while their home record stands at a disappointing 3-2-8 17/22.

As well as a poor record overall at the Madejski Stadium, Reading have managed to record just one clean sheet on home soil so far this season and although they possess midfielder Meite (6 goals) along with forwards Bodvarsson (7 goals) and Baldock (5 goals), it’s been their leaky defence that has often let them down this term.

Key-Facts – Reading v Nottingham Forest

    • Reading have managed to record just one clean sheet on home soil so far this season
    • Forest have suffered just one defeat from their last 10 matches on their travels
    • Reading have lost their last three on the trot at home

Nottingham Forest Prediction

Nottingham Forest bounced back up to 7th place and four points within reach of the play-off pack with a 4-2 home win over Championship league leaders, Leeds United at the City Ground last time out, and although they too suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Premier League opposition in the shape of Chelsea in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, they’ll be looking to build upon that Leeds win in Berkshire today.

The win over Leeds ended a disappointing run of five league matches without a win which included defeats against Preston North End, QPR and Millwall as well as a confidence-sapping 3-3 draw away at Norwich City after leading the hosts 3-0.

Along with Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest continue to be the Championship’s ‘draw specialists’ with no fewer than 12 stalemates to their name so far in this campaign, but they possess a reasonable away record of 3-8-2 which includes just one defeat from their last 10 matches on their travels.

Midfielder Cash (5 goals) along with forwards Grabban (14 goals), Lolley (6 goals) and Murphy (3 goals) should give Forest a decent chance of picking up at least a point here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Reading continue to flounder while Forest have resembled a Jekyll & Hyde outfit this season, but should have enough firepower to pick up at least a point in this clash.