Tip West Brom - Nottingham Forest
At 50 points from the opening 29 matches West Brom are seven points off the automatic promotion spots and they are just above seventh placed Derby County on goal difference. After picking just one win in the last six matches, this will be a crucial clash from West Brom who look to secure an immediate return to the top flight. They will be hoping to do a bit better in the Championship too, after managing just two wins in their last five league game but the more positive thing is that they have been scoring with some good regularity. In the Championship, West Brom are the top scorers with 60 goals but they have not matched the same with their defensive record, and they are the side with the second weakest defence among the top seven teams in the Championship. They have managed just two wins in their last nine home league matches and a win in this game will do them a lot of good. Nottingham are not doing a lot better either; they have two wins and four losses in the last six matches and they have failed to score in all the four loss. Nottingham are also winless in their last seven away matches and each of the last four has ended in defeat, without the team scoring a single goal. The team has just three wins in the last 21 away matches in the Championship. Head to head, the teams have met 75 times and West Brom have 26 wins while Nottingham have 29 wins.
Key points West Brom - Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest have three wins in 21 away Championship matches.
West Brom have the second weakest defence among the top seven sides in the Championship.
Five of the last six meetings have yielded under 2.5 goals.
Conclusion West Brom - Nottingham Forest
Both teams head to this game on the back of poor runs but playing at home, we are backing West Brom to prevail, not due to their home record as much but due to the bad run that Nottingham Forest have had away from home. This clash has not been a high scoring one in recent meetings and thus we can back it to end in under 2.5 goals.
West Brom Nottingham Forest Prediction published on February 10, 2019