Nottingham Forest v Leicester City FA Cup Betting Tips 06/02/2022
The FA Cup often brings together fierce rivals from opposing leagues and this is the case with Nottingham Forest and FA Cup holders Leicester City, so enjoy our Nottingham Forest v Leicester City FA Cup Betting Tips 06/02/2022. These Midlands rivals haven’t clashed since 2014, so this tie could have an extra bite. Forest are going strong in the Championship, while Leicester are hovering in mid-table in the Premier League, and an upset could be on the cards at the City Ground. This fourth-round tie kicks off at 4p.m, Sunday, and it will be shown on the BBC.
Nottingham Forest lost 2-1 at Cardiff on Sunday, which ended their four-match winning run in all competitions. One of the wins in this mini-winning streak included a third-round 1-0 home win against Arsenal. Leicester were in patchy form before the winter break for Premier League clubs. A 1-1 against Brighton followed a 3-2 home loss to Tottenham. Although, the Foxes did beat Watford 4-1 in their previous FA Cup tie.
For injuries and suspensions, Alex Mighten (knee), Joe Worrall (broken rib) and Joe Lolley (knee) are out for Forest. But Loïc Mbe Soh may be in contention after his recent injury. Leicester will welcome back Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi from AFCON duty. The Foxes are still without Ryan Bertrand (knee), Wesley Fofana (ankle), Ricardo Pereira (calf), Jamie Vardy (thigh), Timothy Castagne (thigh) and Jonny Evans (thigh).
Matchwinner Betting Odds
The matchwinner odds for Leicester vs Nottingham Forest are closer than some fans might expect. The Foxes are the bookies’ favourites to keep their chances of retaining the FA Cup alive, even though they have won just three of their last ten matches. Coral have the best odds for an away win at 11/10. Forest are considered the outsiders, but there is good value backing Steve Cooper’s side to win at home. The Reds have won five of their last six at the City Ground, and they are on a three-match winning streak at home. At 11/4, provided by Bet365, there is some good value backing Forest to triumph. Our match winner bet this week though is to select a draw. Leicester have failed to win in their last six away matches, drawing three, and Forest have lost just once in their last nine at home. Add in the derby factor and neither side will want to lose, so picking MansionBet’s 13/5 odds is the best option.
BTTS Betting – Yes
Leicester’s defensive record and Forest’s knack for scoring goals this season means that both teams to score market should be given attention. Leicester are the BTTS kings this season, particularly away. In their 14 away games, Brendan Rodgers’ side has seen BTTS scorelines 12 times. They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 of these games. Forest are fairly tough to breach, but they have let their standards slip recently. Cooper’s side has seen BTTS in two of their last three and failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last five at home. At 4/5, there is decent value selecting William Hill’s odds for goals at both ends.
As the net could bulge at both ends of the pitch, looking at the anytime goalscorer market could lead to additional value at the City Ground. For Forest, Brennan Johnson and Lewis Grabban have led the line with 19 goals between them this season. But, Grabban has taken the mantle as the lead scorer, netting 12 and scoring three in his last five. Unibet will provide the best odds for another Grabban goal this weekend, with 9/4 odds. Our goalscorer pick for this FA Cup tie comes from Leicester’s squad. Paston Daka has filled in superbly in the absence of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho, scoring nine goals this season. The Zambian forward has three goals in four for Leicester and scored against Tottenham and Brighton before the winter break. Bet365 have the best odds for another Daka strike at 8/5.
An FA Cup derby often has an extra edge, and that’s what we’re expecting at the City Ground on Sunday. Forest will want to build on their impressive win over Arsenal, but FA Cup holders Leicester won’t be a pushover. Hopefully you have found our Nottingham Forest v Leicester City FA Cup Betting Tips 06/02/2022 enjoyable and useful, but please remember our betting tips may not win, we can’t guarantee that. What we try and do is find honest bet tips that we think have a great chance of winning, and also come with genuine betting value, which we hope will lead to long term betting profits. To try and maximise any potential betting returns, we also hunt through the online bookmakers and find the best possible betting odds at the time of writing our betting tips.
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