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Nottingham Forest visit Cardiff City Stadium on Friday for the Championship showdown with hosts Cardiff City.
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Cardiff City, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-1 Championship victory over Swansea City.
In that game, Cardiff City had 26% possession and 9 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Cardiff City was Aden Flint (8'). Swansea City had 23 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Their latest results reveal that much solidity has been shown by the Cardiff City rearguard. The Bluebirds have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 games standing at 3. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend will be maintained here in this match.
Heading into this contest, Cardiff City are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Previously, Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Brentford.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 52% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Nottingham Forest was Filip Krovinović (63'). For their opponents, Brentford got 21 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Ivan Toney (12') was the scorer for Brentford.
The forward players for Nottingham Forest have struggled for goals over their last 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those fixtures, The Reds have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 7.
Coming into this fixture, Nottingham Forest are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 26/11/2017 tells us that Cardiff City have won 4 of these games & Nottingham Forest 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 for The Bluebirds and 3 netted by The Reds. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
Team News: Cardiff City
Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury) and Sol Bamba (Cancer) will not be taking part for Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
With a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We feel that in this game, Nottingham Forest are certainly able to score against this Cardiff City team, however that may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Cardiff City after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Competitions: Championship position 8
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Normally deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Sheyi Ojo was born in Hemel Hempstead, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Wigan Athletic in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 36 appearances.