England Championship Match Previews, Predictions & Betting Tips
With 2017 officially among us, teams in the Sky Bet Championship are now gearing up for the mid-season push. January and February are key months which usually decide where teams will finish – since not much can really change in the last months of the year, especially because point gaps will also widen. Round 26 is a start in this mid-season push, and Birmingham – Nottingham is the first game we’ll analyze.
Birmingham vs Nottingham Forest – 14/01/2017
Match Odds At Bet365
Full Time Result: Birmingham 2.10 or 11/10, Draw 3.50 or 5/2, Nottingham 3.80 or 14/5
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.80 or 4/5, Under 2.00 or 1/1
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.66 or 4/6, No 2.10 or 11/10
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Both teams have relatively mediocre seasons so far, with Nottingham actually doing worse than their opponents. They sit 20 with 26 points, a 37-45 goal difference and are coming into this game after 4 straight defeats. They last win in the league came on the 2nd of December against Newcastle, proving that the team has the quality to play great football. This quality should ensure that they steer clear of relegation – although they now find themselves just 2 points above the first place which takes to League 1.
On the other hand, Birmingham isn’t doing very well either. They sit 13th with a 9-8-8 line and haven’t tasted victory in their last 5 games. Their recent home form isn’t impressive as well, with a single win in their last five home games, and it’s also worth mentioning that they’ve lost their last home game against Nottingham as well. At the end of the day, we’re apparently looking at a match between two teams which are completely out of form.
Birmingham vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
That being said, what can we expect from this game? The first answer that comes to mind is “goals”. “both teams to score” is a very good idea of a bet, since we do believe that the away team will score at least once, and concede once or more times. “Nottingham to score” is another smart bet, while the game is also a good candidate for an “over 2,5” goal bet. We recommend avoiding outright bets here since nothing can be safely assumed between the two teams.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.71 or 5/7 with 138
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals – Yes @ 2.10 or 11/10 with 138
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