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Nottingham Forest vs Bradford prediction, odds and free betting tips (11/08/2021)

Nottingham Forest host League Two side Bradford at the City Ground in the First Round of the Carabao Cup. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

Nottingham Forest vs Bradford – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Nottingham Forest get their home campaign up and running with a Carabao Cup tie against Bradford at the City Ground. Read our top three expert predictions for Wednesday’s fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Nottingham Forest to Win

Nottingham Forest were gunned down by Coventry in their first Championship test of the season, though Chris Hughton’s Tricky Trees are our favourites to bounce back with a victory over Bradford in the Carabao Cup. The Bantams have exited the cup in round one in five of the last six seasons and Championship side Forest should ultimately have too much quality for their League Two visitors.

Under 2.5 Goals

Nottingham Forest’s biggest problem last term was their lack of thrust in the final third and with attacking reinforcements over the summer non-existent, the Tricky Trees lack the cutting edge to blow anyone away. Eight of their last ten fixtures at the City Ground produced under 2.5 goals, and a similar outcome is expected against a Bradford side that looked defensively disciplined in their 0-0 draw at Exeter on Saturday.

Half Time Result: Draw

The Bantams’ well-marshalled display at a fancied Exeter at the weekend suggested that they will be difficult to break down when they visit the City Ground on Wednesday and bettors are advised to back a draw in the half time result market with that in mind. Forest have notched just two first-half goals in their last six matches on home turf and they will have to show plenty of patience against Bradford’s organised defensive ranks.

Nottingham Forest vs Bradford: Match Preview

Nottingham Forest

Chris Hughton steadied the ship at Forest when he was appointed as the club’s boss last October, though the Tricky Trees finished the campaign poorly after the new manager bounce wore off, winning just two of their final 14 games. After some modest market manoeuvres in the summer, Forest supporters have low expectations for 2021/22, though their opening day reverse at Coventry was still a bitter bill to swallow after their team threw away a lead inside the final ten minutes.

Bradford

New Bradford manager Derek Adams got his tenure off to a positive start at the weekend when the Bantams held a fancied Exeter team to a 0-0 draw at St. James’ Park in Devon. Bradford have been tipped by many to launch a League Two promotion bid this term, though progress in either domestic cup will be seen as a bonus. Bradford’s record in the Carabao Cup is poor and they enter their first-round clash with Forest on Wednesday as rank outsiders.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Nottingham Forest vs Bradford

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August 11, 2021
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11/08/21
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Nottingham Forest vs Bradford Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Wednesday’s game will be played at the City Ground, Nottingham.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on August 11.

Who will referee Wednesday’s match?

Peter Wright will take charge of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup First Round tussle.