Middlesbrough - Nottingham Forest Betting Preview: Davies' men to continue push for the playoffs

Two sides with contrasting fortunes meet in the north east of England in a must-win game for both managers, with our tipster backing a 10/3 value bet
Nottingham Forest travel to a Middlesbrough side in woeful form, with only one win in 12 matches. Although Tony Mowbray’s men sit in 10th position, they are only six points from safety, which shows how tight the Championship is this season.

One more victory would all but secure another term in the second tier of English football, although the playoffs were the target at the start of the season for the Boro.

With only one win in their last six home games, it’s unsurprising Mowbray’s men are slight outsiders at 7/4 (2.75) with Paddy Power despite having home advantage for this clash.

Nottingham Forest come into this match in a sticky patch of form. The Reds were unbeaten before last weekend but lost 3-0 against leaders Cardiff for the first time since Billy Davies took over in February.

Despite this result, Forest are right in the hunt for the playoffs, level on points with Bolton who sit in sixth position. Davies’s men are favorites at 6/4 (2.50) with Paddy Power to claim all three points.

The same firm offer the stalemate at 23/10 (3.30), but Boro have only drawn four matches all season, so this would a result to avoid.

This price for Forest seems like it has fantastic value. Considering Middlesbrough haven’t won in their last seven matches, including six defeats, and Forest were unbeaten in 11 before the Cardiff match, 6/4 (2.50) is certainly worth investing in.

For those looking for extra value, Nottingham Forest to win to nil at 10/3 (4.33) with Paddy Power seems like a great price. This bet would have paid out in Billy Davies’s first two away matches, as well as four times in the last five matches for Middlesbrough at home.

If you also take into fact that Middlesbrough have only scored twice in their last six matches, this bet is tough to ignore.

Nottingham Forest to win at 6/4 (2.50) with Paddy Power
Nottingham Forest to win to nil at 10/3 (4.33) with Paddy Power

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