Swansea vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest
Jan 23rd 10:00
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It an all-Championship clash in the FA Cup fourth round as Swansea host Nottingham Forest at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Swans are in great form heading into the match as they sit second in the Championship heading into the match. Nottingham Forest are near the bottom of the Championship table and a relegation battle appears to be on the cards.
Due to Nottingham Forest’s fight against the drop in the Championship, they may not put too much of a focus on going deep in the FA Cup. Chris Hughton took over the reins of the Nottingham Forest in October from Sabri Lamouchi. He is still trying to get the best out of his side.
The Reds are coming off of a midweek league loss to Middlesbrough 2-1. The game was not as close as it appeared as Middlesbrough were two goals up by the 50-minute mark. Middlesbrough’s lone goal came in the 90th minute. Nottingham Forest reached the fourth round by defeating Cardiff City in the third round, 1-0.
Swansea defeated Stevenage 2-0 in the third round to set up the fourth-round fixture with Nottingham Forest. The Swans did not play in midweek and will be more rested than Nottingham Forest going into the match.
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest Betting Odds
Swansea and Nottingham Forest met earlier this season in the Championship. The Swans won away from home against Nottingham Forest 1-0 thanks to a goal from Connor Roberts in the first half. The Welsh club are unbeaten in back-to-back games against Nottingham Forest in all competitions.
Leading sportsbooks have Swansea as the favourite to win the match on Saturday at odds of 6/5 to win at full-time. Swansea are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions. They have played well defensive keeping clean sheets in back-to-back fixtures.
Five of Swansea’s last six matches in all competitions ended in a clean sheet. Manager Steve Cooper’s team have posted a record of 7W-4D-1L in all competitions this season. They average 1.25 goals per match while conceding 0.36 goals a game at the Liberty Stadium.
Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in seven of their last eight games in all competitions. Their 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough in midweek ended their seven-match unbeaten run. Nottingham Forest are at odds of 5/2 to defeat Swansea at full-time. The Reds have an away record of 2W-3D-8L on the road this season. They score an average of just 0.43 goals per game away from the City Ground.
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest Team News
Cooper has just one player on his injury list heading into the game this weekend. Steven Benda is suffering from a knock and is a doubt for the match. Other than Benda, Cooper doesn’t have any other injuries to keep players out of the team. Swansea are led in goals by Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe. The duo has struck the back of the net 17 teams.
Swansea signed midfielder Conor Hourihane from Aston Villa this week. Hourihane arrives on loan and is immediately available for selection for the FA Cup fourth round versus Nottingham Forest. Hourihane appeared in just four Premier League matches and was wanted by a number of clubs before officially joining Swansea.
Hughton has two players on his injury list going into the FA Cup fourth round. Jack Colback is a doubt for the match due to a muscle injury. Luke Freeman has a groin injury that is likely to keep him out of the match too. Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor leads the Reds in goals with five this season. He has been their most reliable goal scorer although goals have been in short supply at Nottingham Forest. Taylor’s goal against Cardiff City in the FA Cup third round sent the Reds into the fourth round.
The Reds’ recent record against Swansea has been good. Nottingham Forest posted a 2W-2D-1L record over the course of their last five matches. Swansea are unbeaten in their last two matches versus Nottingham Forest.
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
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Swansea are in brilliant form and are defensively sound. In five of Swansea’s last six games in all competitions ended with both teams not scoring goals. Those five games saw Swansea keep clean sheets. When these teams met earlier this season in the Championship, Swansea won 1-0 and dominated the fixture. This game should once again see both teams not to score goals.
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Ayew has scored eight times this season in the Championship in 23 league appearances. Ayew did not play in the FA Cup third round versus Stevenage but should get a chance to play against Nottingham Forest this weekend. The striker didn’t score against Nottingham Forest earlier this season, but did play all 90 minutes of the match.
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Both teams will be focused on their league form. Swansea are second in the Championship and aiming for promotion back to the Premier League. Nottingham Forest are just above the relegation zone. Swansea should get the victory this weekend in the FA Cup fourth round at home. They are on a great run of form and are unbeaten in six straight games.
Nine of Swansea’s last 10 matches in the Championship finished with under 2.5 goals scored. That includes back-to-back matches. Six of Nottingham Forest’s last eight games in all competitions ended with under 2.5 goals tallied. These teams should see a similar result to their match from earlier this season, which ended 1-0 in favour of Swansea. Three of the last five matches between these teams ended with under 2.5 goals tallied.
Swansea are one of the in-form teams in the Championship and should carry that form over to the FA Cup. Nottingham Forest are improving but still not to Swansea’s level. Although the Swans don’t score many goals they conceded even less. Expect them to keep the score low and win versus Nottingham Forest.
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