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Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest predictions in our match preview for this midweek Championship clash. Can the Bluebirds secure another home victory? Read on for our free Championship predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Nottingham Forest Double Chance (Win or Draw) @ 4/7

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Draw 1-1 @ 5/1

Reason For Cardiff vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

  • Cardiff have won 1 of their 7 clashes at home to sides from 12th and above.
  • The Bluebirds have drawn 1-1 in 3 of those 7 matches.
  • Only West Brom have more away points than Forest.
  • The visitors haven’t been beaten on the road by a top-half team this term.

Can Forest Halt Slide?

After slipping up at the weekend, Nottingham Forest have fallen six points shy of the automatic promotion spots. The visitors are fresh from big results against the top two, but they’ve lost ground in their other games. Sabri Lamouchi and his men have won once in their last five games, but can their form recover here?

While Forest face a tough test in their visit to a Cardiff side who are chasing the playoffs, this is the kind of game they need to win if they’re serious about making the Premier League. Can they come away from the Welsh capital with maximum points?

Cardiff’s Welsh Fortress

The hosts do have an excellent away record, which is part of the reason why Forest should be worried coming into this clash. They’ve lost just once at home this term, with that defeat to Bristol City spelling the end of Neil Warnock’s reign. While their record at the Cardiff City Stadium is great, they’ve certainly benefitted from their fixture list.

The hosts have already played nine of their 12 clashes with sides in the bottom half. Those clashes have been huge for Cardiff, as they’ve won seven of them and drawn the other two. Things have been a little tougher for the Bluebirds against better opposition, which has seen them win just one of seven matches here, including that loss to the Robins.

Forest’s Travelling Success

While Cardiff have the sixth-best home record in the division, only West Brom have more points on the road than Forest. The visitors come here with only one defeat in their last five Championship trips. This season they’ve been really solid in their visits to their rivals, as they haven’t lost away to anyone in the top 12.

Forest should do enough to build on that fine return. Cardiff seem to slump at home to bigger sides, so we’re backing against them getting a result here. Forest Double Chance is our pick, while we’re backing a 1-1 draw, which has landed in three of Cardiff’s seven clashes with top-half teams here. It has also landed in four of Forest’s away trips, twice as much as any other result.

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