Nottingham Forest v Reading match stats
- Nottingham Forest have won just one of their last eight Championship games
- Reading meanwhile have won five of their last six games in the Championship
- The Royals ran out 2-0 winners in the last meeting between these two teams
Nottingham Forest v Reading betting preview
Nottingham Forest are battling against relegation to the third tier again this season. The former European Cup winners have been floundering in the second tier for quite some time now and they even struggled with a few seasons in League One not too long ago and with problems both on and off the field this season, that could be a reality again soon enough.
As things stand, the Tricky Trees sit just one point and one place clear of the relegation zone and they face three tough fixtures in their final three games, made to look even more difficult when you consider the fact that Forest have won just one of their last eight Sky Bet Championship matches. Three points here could prove vital at 8/5 with Paddy Power
Reading on the other hand are battling it out for promotion to the Premier League this season, despite the low expectations for the club from pundits in pre-season. In his first season as a manager in England, Jaap Stam has done a terrific job and his side remain in with a slim chance of automatic promotion, although the play-offs look more likely at this stage.
For the Royals to overtake Newcastle and earn second place, they will need the Magpies to drop at least six points in their final three games, but until it's mathematically impossible you can expect the Berkshire side to keep fighting and to attempt to keep up their fine recent form which has seen them win five of their last six matches. The away win is very reasonable at 19/10 with bet365
Forest have struggled for goals at times this season, with very few players able to make a meaningful contribution in the scoring ranks aside from the often injured Britt Assombalonga. The Royals have won to nil on the road against the likes of Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday in this calendar year and given that Forest have drawn blanks in three of their last four, an away to nil at 9/2 with bet365
looks very tempting here.
At the opposite end of the field, Lewis Grabban has finally found his shooting boots for Reading since joining the club on loan from Bournemouth in January. The 29 year old has been prolific at this level in the past but he failed to score in his first 11 appearances of his loan spell at the Madejski Stadium. Having since scored in his last two matches though, we're on him to grab another in this game at 5/2 with Sky Bet