Premier League title hopes for Nottingham Forest set to come alive as the side welcomes other hopefuls Fulham at the City Ground. The clash sets for Tuesday with kickoff at 19:00 GMT.
The Championship title race is heating up between sides Fulham and Nottingham neck to neck with hopes of a promotion. However, title hopes for automatic promotion for Nottingham suffered a major blow with the Reds conceding at injury time. This followed a heated encounter with bitter rivals Derby County.
The low-key East Midlands derby affair seemed done and dusted by an early long-range strike by Joe Lolley. Things seemed to end until the Rams bundled home a leveler in the dying minutes of the game.
The stoppage winner by Josh Onomah kept the hopes of automatic promotion at bay for Fulham. The side has to squeeze through the past resolute at Birmingham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Fulham suffered back to back defeats since the restart with losses to Leeds United and Brentford. Manager Scott Parker will have to dig deep to pull off a win this Tuesday against an incited Nottingham Forest side.
Only West Brom in the Championship has lost fewer games than Nottingham Forest with nine losses. The Reds have a bad record, especially when facing against the top-half rivals.
Nottingham Forest vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have met nine times in the Championship with both teams taking home an equal share of four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters since the restart:
Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City
Nottingham Forest 3-1 Huddersfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest 0-3 Millwall
Fulham 1-0 Birmingham City
Queen Park Rangers 1-2 Fulham
Leeds United 3-0 Fulham
Fulham 0-2 Brentford
Bristol City 1-1 Fulham
Nottingham Forest Team News
Despite the lackluster performance at Pride Park, Scott will be looking to maintain the same squad with minimum changes. A major threat that could come includes Sammy Ameobi and Tiago Silva, who fought for a place in the starting lineup.
Fulham Team News
Forward Alexandra Mitrovic will miss out on the clash while serving his last match ban. Scoring the winning goal in their last time outing, Joshua Onomah will provide an attacking edge to the side. The left-back will come into contention with Denis Odoi falling down the pecking order with Joe Bryan becoming favorite.
Prediction and Odds
Fulham has a poor record against the top half sides since the restart, and we expect Fulham to take full advantage.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals 2H