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The main issue when it comes to making reliable Nottingham Forest betting predictions is that you’re never quite sure which trend they’re currently on.
They seem to either reliably go down the table or incrementally move upwards, with no in-between. For instance, they made it into the play-offs in 2009/10, after which they dropped down 2 to 3 spots each season until 2016/17. Following that, they would jump up in the standings every year until last season’s 7th placement.
It would then stand to reason that 2020/21 would warrant a Top 6 placement. Unfortunately, we all know it’s not that simple. For one, they went through another change in management. Secondly, valuable members of their lineup were transferred out of the roster. As a result, even a Top Half Finish is priced at 2.10, while the top 6 spots are painfully distant at 4.50.
Nottingham Forest Key Players
One of the key reasons for the pessimism surrounding Nottingham’s form is the departure of wingback Matty Cash to Aston Villa. Cash was praised for his incredible flexibility in both defence and offence, as he used to be the starting point for most attacking plays.
As a replacement, coach Hughton recruited a more traditional lineup of staunch defending fullbacks and a connecting midfielder - Scott McKenna, Loïc Mbe Soh, and Harry Arter respectively. With a solid decade of experience in the Championship, Arter could prove a particularly valuable arrival.
Of 2019/20’s lineup, the most prominent squad member is right-winger Joe Lolley. He worked particularly well in tandem with Cash, so Forests’ effectiveness on the right-wing remains to be seen.
That said, this season there’s also the option of standing in Anthony Knockaert, who’s with Nottingham on a loan from Fulham.
Nottingham Forest Rivalry
Notts County is the team positioned geographically closest to Forest, but they’ve seldom been in the same division and Forest developed a much fiercer rivalry with Derby County, some 14 miles away. The game between the two sides is known as the East Midlands Derby.
There are also rivalries with Leicester City (due to the two cities being relatively close), and Sheffield United, which was instigated during the 1984-85 miners’ strike in the UK, which miners from South Yorkshire where Sheffield is based supported, while those from Nottinghamshire held a ballot and eventually continued working.
Nottingham Forest History
Nottingham Forest F.C. was founded in 1865 by of group of shinty (a sport played with sticks and a ball) players, and their first official game was against Notts County the following year. They applied to join the Football League upon its inception in 1888, but they weren’t accepted until four years later. Throughout the 20th century, their league record was distributed rather evenly between the top two tiers, with one two-season foray into the third (1949-51).
It may be a strange read to those who started following the game in recent years, but Nottingham Forest were crowned English champions in 1978. Apart from that, they have two FA Cups and four League Cups on their shelves, the last of which was won in 1990. But the club’s most successful moments in history were the two consecutive European Cups they won in 1979 and 1980.
However, returning to the Premier League has proven a task too hard for them since the turn of the century, but they will certainly do their best.
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