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The Championship game at The Hawthorns on Friday sees home side West Bromwich Albion ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Nottingham Forest.
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West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion head into this match following a 0-0 Championship tied result against Blackpool.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion had 52% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Blackpool had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
An interesting feature of more recent West Bromwich Albion games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their prior sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've lost. With no two games being the same, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will be sustained here in this game.
Pre-game facts show that West Bromwich Albion:
- haven't lost in the league to Nottingham Forest in their previous 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 9 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Last time out, Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 in the Championship match with Luton Town.
In that game, Nottingham Forest had 52% possession and 8 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Luton Town had 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
In the course of their six previous matches, Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times thus yielding them the goals per game average of 1.
Their past results show that Nottingham Forest:
- have not emerged victorious against West Bromwich Albion in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been beaten by West Bromwich Albion when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes stretching back to 15/08/2009 shows that West Bromwich Albion have won 2 of these games and Nottingham Forest 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Baggies and 9 being from The Reds. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league meeting between the two was Championship match day 33 on 15/02/2020 when it ended West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Nottingham Forest.
On that day, West Bromwich Albion managed 61% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Goals were scored by Callum Robinson (37') and Kyle Bartley (45' Own goal).
On the other side, Nottingham Forest got 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Figueiredo (65' Own goal) and Matty Cash (91') scored.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
The West Bromwich Albion manager Valérien Ismaël has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has no fitness worries at all before this match.
Our feeling is that West Bromwich Albion should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Nottingham Forest could well find it tough to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring as well.
Our tip is for a comfortable 3-1 winning score for West Bromwich Albion at full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
West Bromwich Albion
Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,688)
Captain: Jake Livermore
Chairman: Li Piyue
Manager: Valérien Ismaël
Competitions: Championship position 3
⭐ Key Man: Matt Phillips
Typically taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Matt Phillips was born in Aylesbury, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2007 - 2008 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 17 appearances.