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Blackpool will arrive at The City Ground on Saturday for the Championship clash with hosts Nottingham Forest.
All Nottingham Forest v Blackpool match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Nottingham Forest, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-3 Championship triumph versus Birmingham City.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 47% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Nottingham Forest, the goalscorers were Lewis Grabban (11'), Ryan Yates (29') and Djed Spence (53'). At the other end, Birmingham City got 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target.
Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest have hit the target a sum total of 10 times over their preceding 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in that time amounts to 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Nottingham Forest:
- are unbeaten in the league by Blackpool in their last 3 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 8 league matches. Such a poor run.
Blackpool come into this match following on from a 2-1 Championship win in the defeat of Blackburn Rovers in their last game.
In that match, Blackpool had 49% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Blackpool, the scorers were Shayne Lavery (4') and Jerry Yates (24'). For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers got 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Ben Brereton Díaz (50') scored for Blackburn Rovers.
In the course of their six latest matches, Neil Critchley's Blackpool have converted 7 times, giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this fixture, Blackpool have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 23/10/2012, there has been little between the sides with Nottingham Forest winning 1 of those games, Blackpool 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 of them for The Reds and 9 netted by The Seasiders. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league fixture featuring these sides was Championship match day 31 on 14/02/2015 when the final score was Blackpool 4-4 Nottingham Forest.
In that game, Blackpool had 51% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 11 on target. The scorers were Gary Madine (45'), Orlandi (66'), Davies (73') and David Ferguson (97').
Nottingham Forest got 22 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Blackstock (68'), Gary Gardner (70'), Henri Lansbury (77') and Chris Burke (95') scored.
The referee was Lee Probert.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Loïc Mbe Soh (Thigh Problems) and Jordi Osei-Tutu (Hamstring Injury) are not available for Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper.
Team News: Blackpool
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there is only the sole fitness worry for the Blackpool gaffer Neil Critchley to be concerned about. Grant Ward (Achilles tendon problems) misses out for this game.
Here is a game where Blackpool might well have a job on their hands to breach the defence of this Nottingham Forest lineup who we think might well get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 1-0 advantage for Nottingham Forest when the referee blows for full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,445)
Captain: Lewis Grabban
Chairman: Nicholas Randall QC
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 17
⭐ Star Player: Philip Zinckernagel
Generally playing in the Right Wing position, Philip Zinckernagel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having made his senior debut playing for SønderjyskE in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 10 appearances.