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The Premier League match at The City Ground on Monday sees home side Nottingham Forest playing against Burnley.
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Nottingham Forest will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Premier League victory versus Chelsea.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 24% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Nottingham Forest was Anthony Elanga (48'). For their opponents, Chelsea had 21 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Nottingham Forest have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Nottingham Forest have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Looking at their past form shows that Nottingham Forest:
- are winless against Burnley in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League competition, Burnley and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Burnley had 46% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Burnley, the goals were scored by Lyle Foster (4') and Josh Brownhill (94'). At the other end, Tottenham Hotspur had 20 attempts on goal with 10 on target. Heung-min Son (16', 63', 66'), Cristian Romero (45') and James Maddison (54') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving Burnley, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game within that spell is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Burnley working out to 1.5. We will see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Burnley:
- have not emerged victorious against Nottingham Forest when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- remain undefeated by Nottingham Forest when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs stretching back to 24/09/2013 tells us that these fixtures have not been kind to Nottingham Forest. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Burnley have dominated them, beating them in 67% of those ties.
13 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 4 for The Reds and 9 coming from The Clarets. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
The Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
We think that The Reds should opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation in the match, utilising Matt Turner, Ola Aina, Joe Worrall, Scott McKenna, Gonzalo Montiel, Anthony Elanga, Orel Mangala, Ibrahim Sangare, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Morgan Gibbs-White and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Team News: Burnley
Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the Burnley gaffer Vincent Kompany to be concerned with. Mike Trésor (Biceps femoris muscle injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the thinking that The Clarets will likely utilise a 4-4-2 lineup, choosing James Trafford, Ameen Al Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, Connor Roberts, J. Berg Gudmundsson, Josh Cullen, Josh Brownhill, Luca Koleosho, Zeki Amdouni and Lyle Foster.
We think that Burnley will have to perform well to score goals against this Nottingham Forest side who we think should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for Nottingham Forest at the end of the match.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,332)
Captain: Joe Worrall
Chairman: Nicholas Randall
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Premier League position 9
⭐ Key Player: Taiwo Awoniyi
Usually played in the Striker position, Taiwo Awoniyi was born in Ilorin, Nigeria. After having played his first senior match for FSV Frankfurt in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 4 appearances.