2020-21 Sky Bet Championship: Week 14 – Sunday

Nottingham Forest welcome Swansea to the City Ground in a high-noon Sunday lunchtime clash from Sky Bet Championship. 

Forest can climb to 19th with a win whilst Swansea can climb to third with victory.

 

Team News

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Gaetan Bong and Luke Freeman are ruled out for Forest with unspecified injuries.

Joe Worrall, Tyler Blackett, Samba Sow, Lewis Grabban and Michael Dawson are all back in training after various injuries but unlikely to feature until fully match fit.

Swansea welcome Viktor Gyokeres and Jordon Garrick back into the squad after both players self-isolated due to positive Coronavirus test in recent weeks.

Andre Ayew and Marc Guehi are doubts due to hamstring injuries.

 

Stat Attack

  • Forest are unbeaten in their last six meetings against Swansea (W2, D3, L1).
  • Swansea are winless in their last eight trips to Forest in all competitions (D4, L4).
  • Nottingham Forest’s Lyle Taylor has scored four goals in his last three home appearances (W2, D1).

 

Prediction

Forest have been surprisingly inconsistent this season and are definitely missing key players like Grabban, Joe Worrall and Samba Sow, which hasn’t been helped by their available players failing to step up, except at home which is crucial coming into this game.

Swansea on other hand have had to scrap a lot in recent games which is a concern because this Swansea team do have the potential to deliver stronger performances and more goals when they click as a unit.

Fans therefore should expect a tough game but given Swansea’s weak record here, I am going for a score draw.

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Swansea

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