Stoke – Nottingham Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 29.12.2020

⚽ Stoke – Nottingham Predictions

Stoke – Nottingham Tips and Odds. December 29, 21:00 ENGLAND: Championship – Round 22.

Stoke – Nottingham Preview

  • It’s fine margins all round for Stoke City who have lost just one of their last eight league matches (W3, D4, L1). All but one of those matches saw under 2.5 match goals, and half of these games ended 0-0. As such, the ‘Potters’ have crafted a league-high 12-game shutout record, yet have conceded on average 0.95 goals per-game.
  • Stoke have won/lost by one-goal for seven home league games running (W5, L2), and have followed-up a loss with a win in their last four of such matches. But goals could flow, as Stoke have scored two goals for two home H2Hs running, and a 4-1 rout in the reverse H2H was these teams’ third H2H from five to produce exactly five match goals with goals in both halves.
  • Nottingham Forest have won just one of their last ten league matches (D3, L6). Just 19.05% of Forest’s league matches have seen over 2.5 match goals, while the ‘Reds’ have averaged 0.67 league goals per-game. Unsurprisingly, they’ve netted first in the second-fewest games (four) but won all.
  • That said, Forest halted a five-game losing streak on the road last time away, and after seven goalless trips in all competitions this season, have scored one goal in each of their last two awaydays. Further to that, manager Chris Hughton is unbeaten in his last two career trips to Stoke.
  • Players to watch: Stoke’s Steven Fletcher scored in matchday 22 last season to get his third career goal against Forest – his last two came as the final goalscorer. Forest’s Lewis Grabban netted a second-half goal three games ago, and scored in the second half in his last trip to Stoke.
  • Hot stat: Forest have the better competitive record at Stoke (all stadiums) since Christmas 1925 (W11, D13, L10). A significant 26.47% of those matches were played in December.
Head-to-head matches: STOKE – NOTTINGHAM
22.07.20 CHA Nottingham Stoke 1 : 4
27.09.19 CHA Stoke Nottingham 2 : 3
02.03.19 CHA Stoke Nottingham 2 : 0
10.11.18 CHA Nottingham Stoke 0 : 0
26.09.18 EFL Nottingham Stoke 3 : 2

ENGLAND: Championship – Round 22
Stoke – Nottingham
Kick-off: December 29, 21:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.59@Bwin