Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa meet at The City Ground, in a match for the 27th day of the Championship. Aston Villa won at home by (2-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09-23-2017. The record of recent direct confrontations between these two teams could not be more balanced, as there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches they played. Attention to the house factor, since Nottingham Forest usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 10 wins, 2 draws and 14 losses, the home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 32 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sunderland, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Leeds United, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 9 wins and 6 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 20 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Arsenal by (4-2). For the league, Nottingham Forest won 15 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 26 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 16 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
The Nottingham comes to this game motivated, after a win at home, 4-2, at the reception to Arsenal, for the FA Cup. The home team usually acts in a 4-3-3, privileging the offensive transitions and channeling their attacks through the sides. The three arrows pointing to the rival’s goal will be Osborn, Brereton and Clough, while the player responsible for leading the attacks of his team is midfielder Dowell. Cash, Dowell and Vaughan act in the most central area of the terrain.
The away team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 44 points won, after 12 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Middlesbrough, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bristol City, by (5-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the FA Cup, they got a home loss against Peterborough United by (1-3). In the last 10 away league matches Aston Villa has a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 13 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 26 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 9 matches they have conceded the first goal. There are 2 periods in the last 13 away matches for this competition: they suffered 6 of their 14 goals between the minutes (46′-60 ‘) and 5 of their 14 between (16′-30′).
Aston Villa arrive at this unmotivated performance, after a snub at home, 1-3, at the reception to Peterborough, for the FA Cup. The outsider team usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a style of play faster and constant transitions. The three arrows pointing to the rival’s goal will be Hogan, Snodgrass and Adomah. Grealish, Jedinak and Hourihane act in the most central area of the terrain. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Grealish and Green, because they are injured.
Insider TIP: Both teams to score / YES – 1.86