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face off with away team Bristol City
at The City Ground in the Championship game on Wednesday. Our tips, poll and stats for Nottingham Forest v Bristol City can all be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Nottingham Forest fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 3-1 Championship triumph vs Huddersfield Town.
In that game, Nottingham Forest managed 41% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Nottingham Forest, goals were scored by Lewis Grabban (43', 46') and Ryan Yates (85'). At the other end, Huddersfield Town had 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Karlan Grant (90') was the scorer for Huddersfield Town.
In their last 6 fixtures, Sabri Lamouchi's Nottingham Forest have celebrated scoring a combined total of 7 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Going into this encounter, Nottingham Forest are winless against Bristol City in their previous 5 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Sheffield Wednesday in Championship competition, Bristol City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Bristol City had 51% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bristol City was Nahki Wells (69'). Sheffield Wednesday had 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Connor Wickham (13') and Massimo Luongo (60') scored for Sheffield Wednesday.
Bristol City have attacked well of late, having scored 5 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Lee Johnson will no doubt take that as a positive sign, The Robins have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games.
Their past results show that Bristol City:
- haven't been defeated by Nottingham Forest when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 21/01/2017 shows that Nottingham Forest have won 1 of them and Bristol City 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 7 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 3 of them from The Reds and 4 being from The Robins. The average goals per game has been 1.17.
The previous league match between these clubs was Championship match day 17 on 23/11/2019 when it ended Bristol City 0-0 Nottingham Forest. That day, Bristol City managed 61% possession and 7 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. Nottingham Forest got 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The referee was Craig Pawson.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
It seems likely that The Reds will probably make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation for this game and select Brice Samba, Yuri Ribeiro, Joe Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo, Matty Cash, Ben Watson, Ryan Yates, Sammy Ameobi, Tiago Silva, Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban.
Team News: Bristol City
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Bristol City boss Lee Johnson does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, The Robins might elect for a 4-4-2 lineup by sending out Daniel Bentley, Jack Hunt, Ashley Williams, Nathan Baker, Jay Rhys Dasilva, Andreas Weimann, Korey Smith, Han-Noah Massengo, Niclas Eliasson, Famara Diedhiou and Nahki Wells.
We’re envisaging that Bristol City will need to push hard to find the net against this Nottingham Forest side who should just have the edge. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 victory for Nottingham Forest at the end of this game. Let’s see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,445)
Captain: Michael Dawson
Chairman: Nicholas Randall QC
Manager: Sabri Lamouchi
Competitions: Championship position 5
🔑 Star Man: Lewis Grabban
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Lewis Grabban was born in Croydon, England. After making a first senior appearance for Oldham Athletic in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Forward has got 17 league goals in this Championship 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 37 appearances.