Tip Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough wants a win so badly from this game; they are occupying the final promotion playoff place, with at least two sides breathing just beneath them and they need to open up that space as they push for their targets. Three straight wins have put Middlesbrough well in the race and they won’t mind a fourth when they take this trip to Nottingham. They are still recovering from a seven – day winless hiatus and they will want to ride on the momentum; they have also picked three straight clean sheets going into this game and this is the form they’d want in these final matches of the campaign. Facing a team without a clean sheet in the last seven matches, will place Boro as favorites here but Nottingham Forest have five wins in their last seven home matches. Middlesbrough have four wins in their last 10 away matches. Middlesbrough have lost four of the last seven meetings with Nottingham Forest and will be hoping to do better in this clash. This game has not produced a draw in any of the last seven matches and both sides have scored in just three of the seven meetings. Nottingham won the first leg meeting. Middlesbrough have won in just two of the last 10 visits to Nottingham Forest and have lost six. In 62 meetings they have only 14 wins and Nottingham have 21.
Key points Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have picked three straight wins going to this clash.
Nottingham Forest have five wins in their last seven home matches.
Nottingham Forest are without a clean sheet in the last seven matches.
Conclusion Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have the best form going to this game but the history of the two sides’ meetings looks bleak on them. They have managed just two wins and six losses when playing away to Nottingham Forest. They have also been the underdogs in this clash in the past few meetings, losing four of the last seven. We expect that Nottingham, with a fairly good home run in the last few matches, will prevail here.
Nottingham Forest Middlesbrough Prediction published on April 20, 2019