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Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Wednesday 17th January 2024
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road
TV: Premier Sports 1 HD, ITVX, ITV4

Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest: Top free betting tips

Our Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest prediction is for a close match that will end up with Premier League Nottingham Forest making it through to the fourth round.

League One side Blackpool are proving to be somewhat of a pain for Nottingham Forest having met in the FA Cup third round last season with Blackpool winning by four goals to one and then again, meeting in the third round this year, with the original tie ending in a 2-2 draw. Blackpool is in good form having beaten Lincoln, Burton and Exeter in their previous five matches while Nottingham Forest has beaten Newcastle and Manchester United in their most recent Premier League matches.

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The Armfield Stand at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road stadium.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Our first Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest prediction is for both teams to find the back of the net. Blackpool have scored in all of their previous four matches and have conceded in four of their previous five matches while Nottingham Forest have kept just one clean sheet in their previous ten matches but have scored at least two goals in each of their previous four.

Correct outcome prediction: Nottingham Forest to Win

Our second Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest prediction is that Premier League side Nottingham Forest will progress through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Despite a home draw against Blackpool in the original tie, we can see Nuno's side making sure they do not get embarrassed by losing to a side two divisions below them. Nuno is expected to name a strong side for this clash.

​​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Nottingham Forest

For our final Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest prediction, we have, as usual, gone with a correct score prediction. We predict Blackpool to give Nottingham Forest a hard match, but the Premier League side will just about progress through to the next round of the FA Cup.

Both of Nottingham Forest's previous two matches ended with a win for Forest but failed to keep a clean sheet.

How far will Nottingham Forest’s fans travel to Blackpool?

The driving distance between Nottingham and Blackpool is 135 miles. It is a fairly straightforward journey with the estimated travelling time being around two and a half hours.

Nottingham Forest fans will have to go through Derby and then Stoke-on-Trent before going almost directly in between Liverpool and Manchester to reach Preston where they will curl around Preston on the M6 before reaching their destination.

Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest: Tickets

Adult tickets for this match are priced at £15 in all stands.

​​​FAQs: Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest.

  • Who is Blackpool's top goalscorer? The top scorer for Blackpool this season is Jordan Rhodes who has scored fifteen goals in twenty-three league matches.
  • Who is Nottingham Forest's top goalscorer? The top scorer for Nottingham Forest is Chris Wood who has scored seven times so far this season.
  • What is the capacity at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road? The capacity at Bloomfield Road is 17,338.

Callum Jones-Bowman

Callum is fairly new to writing having been a football scout since 2019 but since having a baby with his wife in late 2022, he has chosen this new career path to ensure he can be a hands on father while still being involved in his biggest passion - football.

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