Nottingham Forest narrowly stayed in the division the last term but they’ve got off to a much better start this term, winning two of their first three, including their only home game. They were really unfortunate to concede two away at Barnsley in midweek, but it was a much improved defensive display, having previously gifted Brentford and Millwall plenty of chances in their two previous games. Middlesborough struggled on the road in the Premier League last term as their only win came at Sunderland in their first away game. They failed to score in 10 of their last 12 on their travels in the top division but despite spending more than £30 million on strikers this summer they still lost their opening Championship away match 1-0. They were solid enough at the back though and their 14 matches against fellow bottom-eight sides last term averaged just 1.71 goals per game as 10 settled the under 2.5 market. All in all, Gary Monk has continued Aitor Karanka’s game plan of keeping things tight at the back, and it’s working so far.
Head To Head Stats:
|23.01.16||CHA||Middlesbrough||Nottingham||0 : 1|
|19.09.15||CHA||Nottingham||Middlesbrough||1 : 2|
|07.03.15||CHA||Nottingham||Middlesbrough||2 : 1|
|26.12.14||CHA||Middlesbrough||Nottingham||3 : 0|
|11.03.14||CHA||Middlesbrough||Nottingham||1 : 1|