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The Championship tie at John Smith's Stadium on Friday will see home team Huddersfield fighting it out with Nottingham Forest.
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Huddersfield won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 3-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Brentford.
In that match, Huddersfield Town managed 57% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Brentford had 23 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Josh Dasilva (58'), Marcus Forss (86') and Bryan Mbeumo (91') scored for Brentford.
Huddersfield Town have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their sum of goals equals just 3 versus opposing sides over their previous 6 matches. In those games, The Terriers have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 10.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Cardiff City in Championship action, Nottingham Forest will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Nottingham Forest managed 57% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Cardiff City had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Kieffer Moore (3', 40') scored for Cardiff City.
The numbers tell their own story, and Nottingham Forest have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in total. At the back, The Reds could really do with shoring things up. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this game, of course.
Leading up to this clash, Nottingham Forest:
- have not won against Huddersfield Town when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 24/09/2015 shows that Huddersfield have won 3 of these and Nottingham Forest 2, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for The Terriers and 8 netted by The Reds. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league clash between these sides was Championship match day 39 on 28/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Nottingham Forest 3-1 Huddersfield Town.
That day, Nottingham Forest managed 41% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Lewis Grabban (43', 46') and Ryan Yates (85').
For their opponents, Huddersfield Town had 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. Karlan Grant (97') scored.
The referee was David Webb.
Team News: Huddersfield
Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberán will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash with a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We are of the inclination to think that Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. Therefore, we predict a very close game with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: John Smith's Stadium (24,121)
Captain: Christoph Schindler
Chairman: Phil Hodgkinson
Manager: Carlos Corberán
Competitions: Championship position 21