Every true football fan knows that the English Championship is one of the toughest leagues in the world. The transfer budgets, the differences between high-tradition teams and newcomers, the discipline and passion of everyone involved makes it one of the most spectacular leagues on the planet.
And did we mention the 24 teams? And where else can you see two former Champions League winners, like Aston Villa and Nottingham Forrest, dueling in the second league?
Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest
Villa just relegated from the Premiership after a very, very disappointing last season. Right now, they are facing that recently-relegated curse, where they clearly have the quality of defeating half of their opponents easily, but lack motivation to do so.
Thus, they have been inconsistent in the first five games, only winning one and drawing two. Jack Grealish seems to be the only player that wants to win every game, scoring two and setting up two more of Villa’s goals this season.
Thankfully for them, Nottingham Forrest are the definition of inconsistency this season. They have an incredible goal difference after 5 fixtures: 11-11.
Second best attack, second worst defense in the league. They won three games and lost two, both their losses coming away from home – with no goal scored on their side.
Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest – Betting Tips
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We’d steer clear of any bets on winners or final results for this game – and we think it’s fairly clear why. On the other hand, we want to bet on goals: over 2,5 goals, and even “both to score”, if you have this option.
We anticipate a spectacular, nervy game, where Aston Villa will have most of the possession and will look to win. If we’d have to pick the final result, we think the Villains won’t lose this – so 1X is the road to take. Anyway, don’t miss this game – it will surely be interesting.
Total Goals – Over 2.5: 1.95 or 19/20
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 1.83 or 5/6