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The Championship fixture at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday will see home side Bournemouth play opponents Nottingham Forest.
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Bournemouth are hoping to win again following a 4-2 Championship victory versus Reading.
In that match, Bournemouth had 60% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Bournemouth, the goals were scored by Dominic Solanke (56', 89'), Arnaut Danjuma (59') and Lewis Cook (77'). Reading had 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Lucas João (4') and Sone Aluko (43') scored for Reading.
It has been seldom in recent times that Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that The Cherries have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 6 goals on the way. That aside, time will tell whether such a trend will be maintained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Bournemouth:
- haven't won against Nottingham Forest in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 league matches at home.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Barnsley in Championship competition, Nottingham Forest and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Nottingham Forest managed 59% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Barnsley had 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Callum Styles (86') and Cauley Woodrow (88') scored for Barnsley.
For 5 of the past six clashes involving Nottingham Forest, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is a paltry 2, with the average goals for The Reds being 1.
Heading into this contest, Nottingham Forest are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 11/08/2007, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Bournemouth winning 2 of those games, Nottingham Forest 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Cherries and 6 belonging to The Reds. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league clash between the two was Championship match day 33 on 25/02/2015 when it finished Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bournemouth.
On that day, Nottingham Forest managed 22% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Jamaal Lascelles (21') and Henri Lansbury (44').
Bournemouth got 17 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Surman (3') was the scorer.
The referee was Nigel Miller.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Forest manager Chris Hughton has multiple availability issues to deal with. Fouad Bachirou (Hamstring Injury) and Joe Worrall (Fractured Foot) are not ready for selection. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Michael Hefele and Zach Clough.
We’re inclined to think that Bournemouth have it within them to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
Conversely, Nottingham Forest won’t find it easy to score themselves but we can see them being dangerous for periods.
We’re therefore expecting to see a controlled 3-1 margin for Bournemouth after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Jason Tindall
Competitions: Championship position 4
⭐ Star Player: David Brooks
Mostly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, David Brooks was born in Warrington, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Halifax in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.