Blackburn Rovers will host Nottingham Forest in one of the most exciting games in the 31st round of the championship campaign on Wednesday evening at Ewood Park, kickoff at 22:45 EAT.
The home side climbed up to the second place in the table after a fine run of five straight wins in December; however they are winless in the last two games in the league. In the last five games, they have two wins, two loses and a draw. Both teams scored in none of those games and Blackburn two goals.
The Rovers will be desperate to return to the winning ways after a 1-0 Championship loss to Swansea City in their previous game. In that game, Blackburn Rovers managed 52% possession and 17 shots with four of them on target. Swansea City got four shot with two of them on target and a goal by Michael Obafemi (16′).
On the other hand, Steve Cooper’s side sits eighth in the league table with 43 points from 29 games. Coming into this game, Nottingham Forest has three wins and two loses form the last five games both home and away. Both teams scored in two of those games and Nottingham scored seven goals.
Nottingham Forest heads into this match in high spirits following 4-1 FA Cup victory against Leicester City in their most recent outing. In that game, Nottingham Forest managed 38% possession, 12 shots with seven on target and goals scored by Philip Zinckernagel (23′), Brennan Johnson (24′), Joe Worrall (32′) and Djed Spence (61′). Leicester City got 11 shots with two of them on target and a goal by Kelechi Iheanacho (40′).
Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest head to head
The Rovers have the upper hand in the 30 direct encounters between these two sides since 1994 having won in 14 games. Nine matches ended in draw while Nottingham Forest has seven wins.
- Nottingham 1-2 Blackburn 18/08/21
- Nottingham 1-0 Blackburn 20/02/21
- Blackburn 0-1 Nottingham 17/10/20
- Nottingham 3-2 Blackburn 01/01/20
- Blackburn 1-1 Nottingham 01/10/19
- Swansea 1-0 Blackburn
- Luton 0-0 Blackburn
- Blackburn 1-0 Middlesbrough
- Hull 2-0 Blackburn
- Cardiff 0- Blackburn
- Nottingham 4-1 Leicester
- Cardiff 2-1 Nottingham
- Nottingham 3-0 Barnsley
- Nottingham 2-1Derby County
- Millwall 0-1 Nottingham
Blackburn Rovers team news
Blues and Whites will be without the services of Ian Poveda, Harry Pickerin and Adetayo Edun through injuries.
Nottingham Forest team news
Loic Mbe Soh and Alex Mighten will not be available for the away side’s selection through injuries.
Prediction and odds
We are backing a draw since the best team on paper is winless in the last two games while the opponent trashed the Premier League outfit Leicester City 4-1.
- Nottingham City Win
- Both teams to score