Nottingham Forest vs Reading Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th October 2019

Forest to strike back with three points

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 26th October 15.00pm

Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest and Reading’s Mark Bowen do battle at the City Ground in the EFL Championship on Saturday afternoon. After surprising back-to-back defeats, Forest will want to return to winning ways on their own patch at the weekend. Meanwhile, the Royals head to Nottingham having won just one of their last nine in all competitions. Can Reading frustrate Forest at the City Ground this Saturday?

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Betting Odds*

Nottingham Forest 11/10
Draw 23/10
Reading 27/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 24th, 2019 at 17:20 p.m.)
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Nottingham Forest News and Form – Reds to hit back after two defeats in a week?

Before last weekend’s games, Nottingham Forest were joint top of the Championship table with West Bromwich Albion. Fast forward two matchdays; the Reds are now in eighth after suffering two shock defeats on the spin.

Last Sunday, Sabri Lamouchi’s men come up short at the DW Stadium, losing 1-0 to Wigan Athletic. They followed that up with a 2-1 home loss to Hull City on Wednesday evening. Hull went 2-0 up at the City Ground, and Matty Cash’s goal seven minutes after the break was no more than a consolation. That was Forest’s first home reverse since losing to West Brom on the opening weekend.


Both teams to score

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The last week has been a shock to system for Nottingham Forest, who had made such a stunning start to their league campaign. Nevertheless, the Reds will be looking to hit back with a home win this Saturday.

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Head to Head

Both teams won the home game last season, with Forest beating the Royals 1-0 at the City Ground, and Reading returning the favour with a 2-0 home victory

There has been just one draw in the last ten Forest v Reading meetings

Reading have not won at the City Ground since November 2013

The Royals have lost only one of the previous four


Key-Facts – Nottingham Forest vs Reading

  • Forest have lost their last two
  • Reading are unbeaten in two under new manager Bowen
  • The Reds have won half of their six at the City Ground this season


Reading News and Form – Another difficult day on the road for the Royals?

Reading have won just one of their last eight in the Championship. However, after crashing to five defeats in six, the Royals have taken four points from their last two league encounters under new boss Mark Bowen.

Reading followed up their 1-0 home win over Preston North End with a battling 2-2 draw away at in-form Queens Park Rangers last Tuesday. It was a real thriller at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, with Reading coming from behind twice to pick up a handy point on the road. However, the Berkshire club have secured just one win from seven away league games up until now.

Reading seem to have turned a corner under Bowen, at least for now. With three of the next four at home after Saturday’s trip to the City Ground, can the Royals start climbing up the Championship table?

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Tips & Odds

Nottingham Forest to win and both teams to score at 10/3
Lewis Grabban to score anytime at 7/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 24th, 2019 at 17:30 p.m.)

Nottingham Forest vs Reading Predictions

Nottingham Forest win: Reading will be hoping to kick on under Bowen, and they have definitely made a solid start. However, this will be a tough test for the Royals, as Nottingham Forest will be out for blood after taking zero points from their last two. Put some money on the home side to win and both teams to score at 10/3.

Lewis Grabban has been a prolific scorer at this level for a number of years, and the striker has five Championship goals to his name so far this season. However, the Croydon-born man has failed to net in his last four. Grabban, a former Reading player, is available at 7/5 to score anytime in this one.