Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough match Analysis and Prediction

Nottingham Forest host Middlesbrough on Wednesday at the City Ground in the midweek Championship encounter.

The league’s trailing team in this campaign will be looking forward for the first victory in this encounter having gone winless in six fixtures. They last lost in the sixth game against Cardiff City last week extending it to a fifth loss. Nottingham side got to the net first before Rubin Cowill brace turned the game in favor of Cardiff city.

Chris Hughton aims to guide Nottingham Forest back to winning ways when they welcome Middlesbrough. They have only managed a draw against Derby County before the international break which remains the only point at far.

Middlesbrough on the other hand, suffered a 0-2 defeat away at Coventry although they came out to be the better side in the second half. Middlesbrough sit at the 15th position with only one win, 3 draws and 2 losses from the six league matches.

Ahead of games with Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Coventry City, Neil Warnock would have come out in the campaign with significant points to be in a better position. Two draws were followed by the latest 2-0 defeat this weekend and Warnock will have much to come for in this fixture.

Warnock has the pressure put on him to at least secure a clean sheet in this fixture.

Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough head to head

Nottingham 11 victories from the 33 head to head fixtures since 1993 have kept them ahead of the opponents with 8 victories and 14 draws.  Nottingham haven’t won in their last 6 games as well as Middlesbrough haven’t won in their last 4 games.

  • Nottingham 1-2 Middlesbrough 20/01/21
  • Middlesbrough 1-0 Nottingham 31/10/20
  • Middlesbrough 2-2 Nottingham 02/03/20
  • Nottingham 1-1 Middlesbrough 10/12/19
  • Nottingham 3-0 Middlesbrough 22/04/19


  • Nottingham 1-2 Cardiff
  • Derby County 1-1 Nottingham
  • Nottingham 0-4 Wolverhampton
  • Stoke 1-0 Nottingham
  • Nottingham 1-2 Blackburn


  • Coventry 2-0 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackburn
  • Derby County 0-0 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 2-3 QPR
  • Middlesbrough 2-1 Bristol City

Nottingham Forest team news

Rodrigo Ely, Jordi Osei-tutu and Loic Mbe Soh are all out on injuries and will miss the midweek match.

Middlesbrough team news

Sammy Ameobi and Marcus Browne are out of the squad to be in selection due to injuries. Sam Morsy is under suspension after a red card against Blackburn Rovers.

Prediction and Odds

  • Goals under 2.5
  • Both sides to score
  • A draw

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