Harrogate Town vs Nottingham Forest Match Analysis & Prediction
05/09/2023 9:45 pm
League Two side Harrogate Town will begin their 2023-24 EFL Trophy campaign with a home game against Nottingham Forest U21 on Tuesday night.
The hosts will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Barrow in the league on Saturday, while Forest U21 lost 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion U21 on Friday.
Harrogate actually started their 2023-24 campaign with back-to-back victories over Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United in League Two and EFL Cup respectively.
However, they have struggled for results since, losing five of their last six matches across all competitions, including an 8-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the second round of the EFL Cup.
Simon Weaver’s side reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Trophy in 2021-22, and they will be looking to make an impression in this season’s competition.
Harrogate will play in Northern Group C alongside Carlisle, Accrington Stanley and Forest U21, and Weaver’s side will be looking to make the perfect start to their campaign on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Forest U21 will enter this contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Brighton U21 on Friday, with Mark O’Mahony scoring the only goal of the game.
The Reds have played four matches this season in Premier League 2, opening their campaign with back-to-back 2-2 draws against Middlesbrough U21 and Norwich U21.
Warren Joyce’s side managed to record an impressive 2-0 victory over Arsenal U21 on August 28 ahead of the defeat to Brighton U21 last time out, and a total of five points from four matches has left them 12th in the table.
Harrogate Town vs. Nottingham Forest Head to head
These two teams have not previously met in any competition.
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Harrogate Town Team News
Weaver will make changes from the side that started against Barrow in the league on Saturday, with the team back in League Two action against Gillingham next weekend.
Levi Sutton was replaced in the latter stages of the first half against Barrow, and he is not expected to be available for selection in this game.
Harrogate Town's Last 5 Matches
15/08/2023Tranmere Rovers3Harrogate Town0League Two
19/08/2023Accrington Stanley2Harrogate Town1League Two
26/08/2023Harrogate Town2Morecambe0League Two
30/08/2023Harrogate Town0Blackburn Rovers8League Cup
02/09/2023Harrogate Town0Barrow1League Two
Nottingham Forest Team News
Detlef Osong is expected to lead the Forest U21 attack, with Ateef Konate again likely to play as the number 10 in this game.
A back four should also include Justin Hanks and Ben Hammond, while Jack Perkins is again expected to operate in a wide area.
Nottingham Forest's Last 5 Matches
15/05/2023Leeds United U213Nottingham Forest U210Premier League 2 Division Two
14/08/2023Nottingham Forest U212Middlesbrough U212Premier League 2
18/08/2023Norwich City U212Nottingham Forest U212Premier League 2
28/08/2023Nottingham Forest U212Arsenal U210Premier League 2
01/09/2023Brighton U211Nottingham Forest U210Premier League 2
Harrogate Town vs. Nottingham Forest: Odds and Predictions
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