Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City Match Analysis and Prediction

After an impressive start to the Championship League, Nottignham Forest will be playing host to former rivals Cardiff City at the City Ground stadium. The match is scheduled for 30th November, with kickoff at 15:00 GMT.

Nottingham Forest are currently 6th in the Championship. The side has enjoyed an impressive start to their campaign under Sabri Lamouchi. The side managed to pull off an important point against rivals Bristol City, despite being down to 10 men after an early second half red card send off to Ryan Yate. Yate’s suspension means he will the Saturday fixture against the Bluebirds.

During the midweek, Nottingham Forest sealed a 4-0 thrashing to QPR which saw the opponents go down to 10 man after Wallace picked up a red card.

Cardiff City on the other hand are currently 11th in the campaign garnering a total points tall of 25. The team has been struggling in the new campaign managing to secure only two wins in their past 6 matches.

The Bluebird’s last visit to the City Ground ended in a 2-0 win during the 2017 campaign. The two first half goals were enough to prove the different for the visitors. It was the game that Danny Ward’s incredible long distance shot sealed the victory.

 

Nottingham Forest vs. Cardiff City Head to Head

Both sides have faced each other on 19 different occasions, with Cardiff City managing to scoop 13 wins with Forest only picking up 3 wins. 3 games have ended in a draw. Below is a look at their past 8 encounters:

Cardiff 2-1 Forest

Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Cardiff 1-0 Forest

Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Cardiff 1-1 Forest

Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Forest 1-2 Forest

Cardiff 2-1 Forest

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Lewis Grabban ranks as the side’s top goal scorer in the current league campaign, finding the back of the net 7 times. Center forward Sammy Ameobi and central midfielder Samba Sow are risk of suspension after picking up 4 yellow cards in their previous matches.

 

Cardiff City Team News

The Bluebirds will be without the services of center forward Danny Ward who faces a red card suspension. Additionally, central midfielder has a Joe Ralls who faces a yellow card suspension.

 

Prediction and Odds

Despite a poor start to their campaign, Cardiff City ahs a long history of turning up at the City Ground. Nottingham Forest are under a successful run but will have to refocus their strategies against the Bluebirds. We expect an entertaining and competitive match.

Nottingham Forest win

Draw

Double Chance

Goals over 2.5

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