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Nottingham Forest make the trip to Riverside Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with home team Middlesbrough.
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Middlesbrough will be looking for another win after the 2-0 Championship success against Coventry City.
In that game, Middlesbrough had 53% possession and 17 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Middlesbrough, the scorers were Britt Assombalonga (81') and Djed Spence (95'). Coventry City had 3 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the Middlesbrough defence. The Boro have been stingy, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past 6 outings standing at 3.
Their previous form shows that Middlesbrough:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Nottingham Forest in their last 2 games.
- haven't beaten Nottingham Forest in their last 4 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Luton Town.
In that match, Nottingham Forest managed 44% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Luton Town got 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Glen Rea (22', 64' Own goal) scored for Luton Town.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games involving Nottingham Forest, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that period works out to a meagre 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by The Reds equalling 0.83. That being said, time will tell if the trend shall be sustained in this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Nottingham Forest have not lost to Middlesbrough when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 19/08/2017 tells us that Middlesbrough have won 1 of them & Nottingham Forest 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Boro and 10 netted by The Reds. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league game featuring these sides was Championship match day 36 on 02/03/2020 when it ended Middlesbrough 2-2 Nottingham Forest.
That day, Middlesbrough managed 55% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Gestede (40') and Lewis Wing (44').
Nottingham Forest had 16 shots at goal with 2 on target. Ryan Yates (29') and Lewis Grabban (86') scored.
The referee was Darren England.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Grant Hall (Calf Injury) and Ashley Fletcher (Hamstring Injury) will not be taking part for Boro gaffer Neil Warnock.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Forest boss Chris Hughton has to currently contend with reduced team options. Tyler Blackett (Hip Injury), Harry Arter (Ankle Injury), Lewis Grabban (Hip Injury), Fouad Bachirou (Hamstring Injury) and Joe Worrall (Fractured Foot) will miss out on this game. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Nikolas Ioannou, Zach Clough, Gaëtan Bong and Michael Hefele.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Nottingham Forest have it in them to breach the defence of this Middlesbrough lineup, however it may not be enough to avoid defeat.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 victory for Middlesbrough after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Riverside Stadium (34,742)
Chairman: Steve Gibson
Manager: Neil Warnock
Competitions: Championship position 13
⭐ Key Man: Chuba Akpom
Normally used in the Striker position, Chuba Akpom was born in London, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Arsenal in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 5 appearances.