West Brom have hit a bumpy patch in the Championship and are now three matches without a win. Valerien Ismael’s team is third in the division after 19 matches. On Friday night, the Baggies will welcome Nottingham Forest to the Hawthorns with three massive points up for grabs.

Nottingham Forest go into matchday 20 unbeaten in five straight matches in the Championship. Since the arrival of manager Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest’s form has certainly turned around. Cooper took over the Reds on September 21 from ex-manager Chris Hughton. Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in 10 of their 11 matches in the Championship since Cooper joined the club.

Although Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in five straight games, four of those Championship matches ended in draws. On Tuesday night, the Reds drew nil-nil with Luton Town at the City Ground. West Brom go into the weekend following a Tuesday night nil-nil draw with Blackpool.

West Brome are unbeaten in four straight games against Nottingham Forest. On Friday night, Cooper is aiming to end Nottingham Forest’s winless trend against the Baggies.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Betting Odds

 

West Brom took eight points from the last 18 on offer in the Championship. Their last three games ended without wins. Two of those three matches finished as draws. West Brom struggled to score goals over the course of their last six games with just five goals for. They conceded five times as well.

Nottingham Forest took seven points from the last 18 on offer in the league. Although they are five matches unbeaten in the Championship, the Reds drew four of their last five games. Nottingham Forest were outscored 7-6 over the course of their last six games.

Bookies’ best betting odds on a West Brom win at full-time are at 17/25. West Brom have the Championship’s third-best home points total with 21 taken from 27 available. The Baggies have not lost on their travels in 2021-22.

Nottingham Forest’s best betting odds to win at full-time are at 21/5. The Reds have the Championship’s third-best away points total with 15 taken from 27 available. Their last six road games all ended without defeat. West Brom have drawn six of their 19 matches in the league this season. Bookies’ best odds for a draw at full-time are at 14/5.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Team News

Nottingham Forest manager Cooper will be without Jack Colback for the Friday night match at the Hawthorns. Colback was sent off on 61 minutes against Luton Town in midweek. Colback will now serve a one-match ban.

Cooper could be low on defenders for the game as three defensive players are on the injury list. Max Lowe is ruled out of the match due to a groin injury. Loic Mbh Soh won’t play due to a thigh muscle strain. Jordi Osei-Tutu is also out of action following a hamstring injury.

Ismael will be without three players for Nottingham Forest’s arrival. Defender Kean Bryan is ruled out until December with a knee injury. Forward Rayhaan Tulloch will miss the game with an ankle injury. Defender Dara O’Shea has a broken ankle and won’t return to action until January.

West Brom are struggling for goals currently. Just five goals were scored by the Baggies in their last six league matches. West Brom have still tallied the fifth-most goals in the Championship with 27. Nottingham Forest have scored 24 times this season. Their goalscoring form has really picked up with Cooper in charge. The big difference is that Forest have conceded 23 times while West Brom have allowed 16 goals – the league’s third-fewest.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest H2H

West Brom and Nottingham Forest last played during the 2019-20 season in the Championship. West Brom took four of six points from Nottingham Forest during the 2019-20 campaign. The Baggies are unbeaten in four straight games in the league versus Nottingham Forest. Three of those four matches finished as draws, however.

West Brom and Nottingham Forest have six draws respectively in the Championship this season. They have the joint fourth-most draws in the league. Each of the teams’ last three matches finished with over 2.5 goals scored.

West Brom vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

Lewis Grabban to score anytime @ 100/30 - BET NOW

 

Lewis Grabban is a striker reborn under Cooper’s management. Grabban has scored eight goals in 17 appearances in the Championship this season. Cooper rested the forward on Tuesday night against Luton Town. The rest could do Grabban well for Friday night’s trip to the Hawthorns. Since Cooper’s arrival at Nottingham Forest, Grabban has scored six of his eight goals. Our betting tips prediction is for Grabban to score anytime against West Brom.

Result/Both teams to score: Draw/YES @ 22/5 - BET NOW

 

Draws have been a common occurrence for both West Brom and Nottingham Forest this season. Nottingham Forest have drawn four of their last five matches in the league. West Brom have drawn two of their last three games. Three of Nottingham Forest’s last four draws finished with both teams scoring. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score and a draw to be the full-time result.

Under 2.5 goals @ 20/23 - BET NOW

 

West Brom’s last four games in the Championship ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Four of Nottingham Forest’s last five Championship matches finished with under 2.5 goals scored. These teams have seen a number of draws of late.

Nottingham Forest have had four of their last five games in the Championship finished as draws. All four of those games finished with under 2.5 goals scored. West Brom had two of their last three games finished as draws. Those draws ended with under 2.5 goals. Our betting tips prediction is for Friday night’s match at the Hawthorns between West Brom and Nottingham Forest to finish with under 2.5 goals.

A draw will likely hurt West Brom’s aims of finishing in the top two. Meanwhile, a draw will suit Nottingham Forest more, although a gap is opening up between sixth-place Queens Park Rangers and the rest of the promotion playoff chasing pack.