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Middlesbrough make the trip to The City Ground on Wednesday for the Championship tie with home side Nottingham Forest.
All Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Nottingham Forest will be hoping for a better result following a 1-2 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Cardiff City.
In that match, Nottingham Forest had 49% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nottingham Forest was Lewis Grabban (23'). On the other side, Cardiff City got 21 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Rubin Colwill (58', 73') scored for Cardiff City.
Nottingham Forest have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opposing sides over the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Nottingham Forest have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 12. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, of course.
Coming into this contest, Nottingham Forest haven't beaten Middlesbrough in their previous 4 league games.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Coventry City in Championship action, Middlesbrough and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Middlesbrough had 46% possession and 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Coventry City got 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Viktor Gyökeres (71') and Martyn Waghorn (91') scored for Coventry City.
The stats tell the story, and Middlesbrough have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. At the back, Middlesbrough can certainly do much better.
Analysis of their past results shows that Middlesbrough:
- remain unbeaten by Nottingham Forest in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 06/10/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Nottingham Forest winning 2 of those games, Middlesbrough 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 from The Reds and 6 netted by The Boro. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Championship match day 25 on 20/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Nottingham Forest 1-2 Middlesbrough.
That day, Nottingham Forest managed 63% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was Loïc Mbe Soh (93').
Middlesbrough had 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. Britt Assombalonga (14') and George Saville (50') scored.
The referee was Andy Woolmer.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
The Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
Our feeling is that Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-1 score at the end of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,445)
Captain: Lewis Grabban
Chairman: Nicholas Randall QC
Manager: Chris Hughton
Competitions: Championship position 24