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Nottingham Forest will be at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with hosts Bristol City.
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Bristol City will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Coventry City.
In that game, Bristol City managed 56% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Bristol City was Nahki Wells (79'). For their opponents, Coventry City got 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Leo Østigård (9'), Matt Godden (63') and Viktor Gyökeres (87') scored for Coventry City.
Bristol City have struggled with their forward play of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opposing sides during the course of their last six fixtures. In those games, The Robins have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 9. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this contest, Bristol City haven’t won at home in the past 7 league matches. That's never good.
Nottingham Forest come into this clash after a 3-1 Championship win in the defeat of Queens Park Rangers in their last match.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 40% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Nottingham Forest, the goals were scored by Alex Mighten (44'), Lewis Grabban (63') and James Garner (69'). At the other end, Queens Park Rangers had 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Lyndon Dykes (90') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
The stats don’t lie, and Nottingham Forest have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in all. Defensively, The Reds have some weaknesses to address.
Looking at their past form shows that Nottingham Forest:
- have left without a victory over Bristol City when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. Not good.
- are undefeated by Bristol City in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 28/04/2018 shows that Bristol City have won 2 of them & Nottingham Forest 1, with the number of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 7 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 4 of them from The Robins and 3 belonging to The Reds. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.17.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Championship match day 4 on 03/10/2020 when the final score was Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol City.
On that occasion, Nottingham Forest had 51% possession and 21 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Luke Freeman (35').
Bristol City had 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Andreas Weimann (12') and Nahki Wells (22') scored.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: Bristol City
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Bristol City gaffer Nigel Pearson to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Andreas Weimann (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out. Rene Gilmartin is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
We believe that Nottingham Forest and Bristol City are both capable of scoring here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 1-1 scoreline after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium (27,000)
Captain: Tomáš Kalas
Chairman: Stephen Lansdown
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Competitions: Championship position 14
⭐ Key Player: Famara Diédhiou
Generally taking up the Striker position, Famara Diédhiou was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. After making a first senior appearance for Sochaux in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 8 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 37 appearances.