Reasons for Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest tip
Both Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest had a bad midweek, as they got eliminated from the English Football League Cup. Forest didn’t stand a chance against the current champions Chelsea away from home. Meanwhile, Aston Villa was very bad against Middlesbrough at Villa Park, and the fans went home unhappy.
This is a chance for both sides to redeem themselves and to bounce back with a hugely significant victory.
Aston Villa Preview
We have to admit that the Villains are one of the biggest disappointments in the league. They were supposed to be among the top 10 teams in the standings, at least, but they are below the middle. The match against Middlesbrough 0-2, snapped the 6-game streak in which they didn’t lose. Elimination in the League Cup came following the 3 contests where they kept clean sheets, but it was the 4th one in a row without both teams scoring. Since late August, Aston Villa plays low-efficient matches without any excitement. In the most recent 5 events, 4 ended under 2.5 goals. Jack Grealish will skip this one, while Green, Hogan, and Jedinak are questionable.
Nottingham Forest preview
It is going to be the second consecutive game for the forest against the former European champions. Only this time the strength of the opponent is going to be more suitable for them. Nottingham lost heavily against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 1-5, but to be honest, something like that was expected. Mark Warburton’s team continues to play high-efficient games and 7 of the previous 9, saw 3 or more goals. Also, in the same number of events, both teams have scored, which means that Nottingham Forest also likes to attack. At the moment they have one win in the past 5 contests, and they are in deep trouble. The good thing is that the guests have no new injuries reported.
Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest head to head
Nottingham Forest won in the most recent meeting 2-1, while the last played at Villa Park end it a draw 2-2. When we look the past 5 game, 4 concluded with over 2.5 goals and both teams to score.
After 84 games in history, the hosts have a slightly favorable record with 33 wins. Nottingham Forest has 28, and 23 events ended without winners.
The overall goal difference is also in favor of Villa, 134:126
Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest prediction and betting advice
It is going to be the second away game in just 4 days for Nottingham Forest and having in mind their recent performances; we believe that Aston Villa is going to win this game. The home team is focusing on the Championship, and it seems that they didn’t have any particular motive against Middlesbrough.
It is why we are backing them up.
Moderate efficiency in this game is something pragmatic, which means between two or three goals. The open approach which Nottingham Forest prefers is going to have a lot of trouble against slow tempo of Aston Villa.