Swansea City meet Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s big FA Cup fixture.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Swansea City v Nottingham Forest are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Swansea City, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-2 Championship triumph versus Barnsley.
In that game, Swansea City managed 47% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Swansea City, goals were scored by Ben Cabango (45') and Jamal Lowe (55'). For their opponents, Barnsley got 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Their most recent results show that huge efforts have been put in by the Swansea City defence. The Swans have been mean at the back, with the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their last 6 games standing at 1. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Middlesbrough in Championship competition, Nottingham Forest and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 63% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nottingham Forest was Loïc Mbe Soh (90'). Middlesbrough had 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Britt Assombalonga (14') and George Saville (50') scored for Middlesbrough.
A series of very capable performances by the Nottingham Forest defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 7.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 16/05/2011, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Swansea City winning 2 of those games, Nottingham Forest 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
13 goals were produced between them in these games, with 7 of them for The Swans and 6 being from The Reds. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league encounter between the two was Championship match day 14 on 29/11/2020 when it ended Nottingham Forest 0-1 Swansea City.
In that match, Nottingham Forest managed 48% possession and 13 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Swansea City had 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Connor Roberts (43') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Tony Harrington.
Team News: Swansea City
Steven Benda (Ankle Injury) and Tivonge Rushesha (Torn knee ligament) won’t be playing for Swansea gaffer Steve Cooper.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has no fitness worries at all coming into this match.
Our feeling is that Nottingham Forest are likely to find the net against this Swansea City side, but that isn’t expected to be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Swansea City at the end of the match. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Liberty Stadium (21,088)
Captain: Matt Grimes
Chairman: Julian Winter
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 2, FA Cup (Fourth Round)
🔑 Key Player: André Ayew
Usually deployed in the Left Wing position, André Ayew was born in Seclin, France. Having played his first senior match for Marseille in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 23 appearances.