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Bristol City will arrive at The City Ground on Saturday for the Championship clash with hosts Nottingham Forest.
Our Nottingham Forest v Bristol City tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Nottingham Forest will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Nottingham Forest had 55% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Huddersfield Town had 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Fraizer Campbell (54') was the scorer for Huddersfield Town.
An interesting characteristic of recent Nottingham Forest games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous sextet of matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've been a losing one.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Nottingham Forest:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Bristol City in their last 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
Bristol City will come into the clash after a 2-0 Championship win against Sheffield Wednesday in their previous match.
In that game, Bristol City managed 57% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Bristol City, the goals were scored by Tommy Rowe (59') and Jamie Paterson (93'). Sheffield Wednesday had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Bristol City has become noticeable recently. Looking at their last 6 meetings reveals that this has happened 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 4 and The Robins have scored 12. In any event, it remains to be seen whether that pattern will be replicated in this upcoming match.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 16/12/2017 tells us that Nottingham Forest have won 1 of them and Bristol City 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A sum of 7 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 3 from The Reds and 4 coming from The Robins. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.17.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Championship match day 40 on 01/07/2020 when it ended Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City.
That day, Nottingham Forest had 44% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Tiago Silva (62').
At the other end, Bristol City had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Darren Bond.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has no fitness worries at all before this match with a completely healthy squad available to select from.
It’s our opinion that The Reds look set to line up in a 4-3-3 formation for the game with Brice Samba, Tyler Blackett, Scott Mckenna, Loïc Mbe Soh, Cyrus Christie, Harry Arter, Jack Colback, Samba Sow, Sammy Ameobi, Lewis Grabban and Joe Lolley.
Team News: Bristol City
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Bristol City manager Dean Holden has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
It’s our belief that The Robins could decide to make use of a 3-5-2 formation by sending out Daniel Bentley, Zak Vyner, Taylor Moore, Alfie Mawson, Jack Hunt, Jamie Paterson, Tyreeq Bakinson, Andreas Weimann, Tommy Rowe, Nahki Wells and Chris Martin.
In our view, Bristol City will need to push hard to hit the back of the net against this Nottingham Forest side who we reckon should just have the edge.
We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 1-0 winning margin for Nottingham Forest at the end of the 90.
We’ll see what happens.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,445)
Captain: Michael Dawson
Chairman: Nicholas Randall QC
Manager: Sabri Lamouchi
Competitions: Championship position 21