Reason for Nottingham Forest and Millwall Betting Tip
Nottingham Forest and Millwall will play at the season opener of the Sky Bet Championship. We couldn’t wish for a better match because these two sides have high ambitions for the upcoming season.
Nottingham Forest wants to interfere the fight for Premier League. Meanwhile, Millwall was promoted to the Championship after a fantastic campaign in the League One play-offs. They would like to finish the season and preserve the status in this competition.
This game will attract the most attention in the first round of the Sky Bet Championship, and that is the main reason why we chose it for our daily preview.
Nottingham Forest overview
The Legendary club from Nottingham was excellent during the pre-season. In 4 played games they had 3 victories and one draw, proving that they have quite a potential. They have scored in each game they played and in those 3 victories, Nottingham netted at least twice.
3 games during that time finished with a moderate number of goals, between 2 or 3. Nottingham Forest had 8 arrivals in 13 departures during this transfer window, and the biggest loss was Britt Assombalonga. We are yet to see how are they going to fill in that blank up front.
The club from Dean Stadium had a marvelous campaign during the previous year, and they earned a promotion to this division of English football. However, during the preseason warming up, the Lions were not so good. In 4 games Millwall had 3 draws and only one win. What is concerning their fans is the fact that they haven’t scored in the previous 2 games. 3 out of 4 matches played ended with under 2.5 goals. And what is worse, we have to add that the opponents were not so strong. Millwall landed 10 players during this transfer window, and the same number left the Dean Stadium.
Head to head matches
These two sides had one encounter during the previous season. It happened in English Football League Cup, and Nottingham Forest was better on the road, 2-1. When we look further in the past, Millwall had a good period between that game and 2013, 2 wins and 3 draws.
Prediction for Nottingham Forest vs Millwall
The way we see it the home team will win this match. When we look the pre-season clashes, it is evident that Nottingham Forest is in much better shape than their opponents. Also, they are playing in front of their fans which is a huge plus especially when they meet the team like Millwall. The Lions are performing much worse away from their home in London.
The second proposition is a moderate number of goals between 2 and 3. In our humble belief, we do not think that the guests are going to dictate the tempo and looking the results which Nottingham has produces at home in the previous campaign, this seems like a logical solution.