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Forest v Birmingham betting preview with 888sport

14 October 2016

A full betting preview for Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City is now available in association with 888sport.

Forest 31/20

High-flying Birmingham visit The City Ground unbeaten away from St Andrew’s this season.

But The Reds have been decent on their own turf with only one defeat all season, so a close game – and goals – could be in store.

There have been 46 strikes in Reds’ games this term, a quite incredible stat, and, although Blues have been very solid on the road, conceding only three times, they’ll be well aware of the home side’s fire power.

Both teams to score looks like a solid 7/10 chance, and with on average over four games in Forest games this term, it could pay to look at the ‘overs’ market, with more than 3.5 goals in the match 23/10, +4.5 11/2 or, more conservatively over 2.5 9/10.

Late goals have been something of a speciality for the hosts this season, with wins or draws garnered three times in the last five minutes of matches, so an away win at HT and the draw at FT could be a bet at 23/4 – you can also get Forest at 9/5 to win the second half and 43/20 on both teams scoring in the second 45.

Goalscorer-wise, Apostolos Vellios is 5/1 to bag the opener, with Nicklas Bendtner 23/4, while for the visitors Clayton Donaldson is 53/10, Che Adams 6/1 and Jacques Maghoma 10/1.

Prediction: 2-2 12/1

Bet of the night: Over 3.5 goals 23/10

Outside punt: Away win HT, home win FT 26/1


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