Middlesbrough vs Forest prediction: The remarkable match in round 24 is the confrontation between Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest at Riverside Stadium. Forest has risen to 7th place after 3 consecutive victories, while The Boro is chasing right behind with 1 point less. Being evaluated equally, the possibility of the two teams accepting the split is not low.
- Match date: 03:00 p.m – 2021/12/26
- Event: Championship
- Stage: Matchday 24th
- Location: Riverside
MIDDLESBROUGH VS FOREST PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Middlesbrough rose to 9th place after a 1-0 victory over second-placed Bournemouth and extended their unbeaten streak to four. “The Boro” also has an impressive home record in the Championship, taking home 12 matches. 6 wins and only conceded 12 times. Very pragmatic play is being shown in Chris Wilder’s first season in charge, with only 25 goals in attack, but Middlesbrough has only conceded 23 goals after 23 matches. In addition, it is impossible not to mention 270 minutes to keep a clean sheet before this round. However, the Riverside team will face a real challenge in Nottingham, a very old and dirty team. It is expected that the next match will be tight and without too many goals.
3 consecutive wins help Nottingham Forest rise to 7th place, they also maintain a good record away from the beginning of the season. With a squad rich in quality and experience, Steve Cooper is promoting the pragmatic style of play that made him successful at Swansea. The last 9 rounds did not taste defeat, including 4 clean sheets, showing the old age of “Forest”. The defense is extremely strong, only conceding 9 goals after 11 away matches, averaging only 0.8 times per trip. This means that Nottingham is not appreciated at the explosive ability, the performance of 1.4 goals is still quite modest. With what is being shown, defeating Cooper’s army is certainly not an easy task.
Considered quite balanced as well as having similar gameplay, the game will become very tense. Especially in the period of intense competition, the practicality of the two teams is clearly shown. In fact, Nottingham’s last 6/9 matches did not have more than 2 goals, the host’s 3 consecutive matches even only had 1 goal at most.
Select: Under 2.25 FT.
Nottingham Forest is not inferior in the head-to-head record, In the last 10 meetings, they have brought back 4 wins and 2 draws. With 7th place on the rankings as well as the increasing position in the Championship, Forest has more than enough confidence in this operation.
The performance of Steve Cooper’s students is also very impressive when they have brought 3 consecutive victories, unbeaten in the last 9 rounds. On the other side, Middlesbrough has just beaten Bournemouth and is unbeaten in 4 consecutive matches, but the victories are very close. A similar performance makes this match more even than ever. With the current correlation of forces, 1 point divided equally is a completely deserved result.
Select: Forest FT.
European odds highly appreciate Middlesbrough’s ability to win. However, this option has many potential risks because Nottingham is in a too stable form. A draw can satisfy both teams at this point.
Select: Draw FT.
A cautious match from both sides, the balance of forces is difficult to expect in an open game. The first 45 minutes were tight and accepting points in the second half was an easy scenario.
Middlesbrough vs Forest Prediction: Middlesbrough 0-0 Forest FT (0-0 H1).
Middlesbrough: Lumley, McNair, Young, Dijksteel, Fry, Crooks, Taylor, Sporar, Howson, Tavernier, Watmore.
Nottingham Forest: Samba, McKenna, Spence, Worrall, Yates, Garner, Colback, Johnson, Zinkernagel, Osei-Tutu, Grabban.
Above is the information about Middlesbrough vs Forest prediction in the 24th match of Championship on 2021/12/26 of the CMD368 bookie.