Nottingham Forest vs Reading

Another Championship game for me tomorrow in a game that will be played at the City Ground. The match will kick off at 15:00 UK time and will be played between Nottingham Forest and Reading.

The home side I've seen twice this season already (my brother-in-law is a Forest supporter) and from what I've seen I think they are capable of making the playoff places, if not more! I watched them the other night on Sky Sports and I think they were very unlucky not to take all 3 points vs West Brom. It was a very late goal from Matty Phillips who snatched a win from Forest. Prior to that, I thought they were in total control of the game, they had around 59% possession and totaled around 20 shots!

  • Their goal came from stand out midfielder Guedioura who I thought was the MOTM by far. He controlled the game and deserved his goal even if there was a slight deflection.

Forest have Karanka in charge and he has a lot of experience at this level also. He's also spent big and as a result, Forest needs to get their first win in my opinion. Both games they have played have ended 1-1 vs Bristol City and West Brom. They do remain unbeaten and I think that confidence in the squad will be high. They have plenty of goals in the side and they just need that lucky break. I think tomorrow will be the game that we see Forest destroy a team at home.

Reading lost their first game which was the first game of the season last Friday night, the game ended 2-1 in favor of Frank Lampard and his Derby side.

  • It was a late goal which secured the 3 points, again this is the reason I think Reading will struggle, confidence will be low in their camp and I expect them to be relegated this season myself as I've mentioned in previous posts.

The Reading squad does not excite me and for that reason, I think they will struggle before January. They will need to do a lot of business to survive in this league.

I'll be backing Nottingham Forest to win this one at a price of 1.68 with Pinnacle. Good luck all.

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Nottingham Forest vs Reading prediction

Nottingham Forest Wins @ 1.68 with Pinnacle

Result: 1-0 (won)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
+48 -1


  1. General says:

    Always on point my friend,good analysis.please what’s your take on Derby vs Leeds?I think its a FTX based on their form/managers involved,what do you think Mr shibby,the good guy?

  2. Shibby says:

    Tough game that General, I’d stay away but think Leeds/Draw

  3. Keith says:

    Does anyone know why gillinghams price has dramaticlly changed from favourites to 2-1 versus poor burton! It has totally put me off backing them as this has happened before and the team backed in have won! A fix or what?

  4. greyy says:

    well done bro!!!!

  5. Shibby says:

    Thanks Greyy

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