Nottingham Forest and Preston North End meet at The City Ground, in a match for the 6th round of the Championship. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the away team, since they have a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 08‑12‑2018, in a match for the Championship, Preston North End won by (0‑1). The only goal of the match was scored by L. Moult (56′ ). The home advantage may play an important role in this match , since Nottingham Forest presents significant differences between home and away results.
Fixture Nottm Forest VS Preston
31 August 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 6
31 Aug – 15:00
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Nottingham Forest
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, the home team is in the 9th position, havinf won 8 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Fulham by (1‑2), after in the previous match they have tied (1‑1) an away match against Charlton Athletic. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the League Cup, they got a home win against Derby County by (3‑0). In the last 10 home matches Nottingham Forest has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2.
They haven’t lost any of the last 4 matches for this competition. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Nottingham Forest arrive for this match after a 3-0 home win over Derby County, advancing to the next round of the League Cup. Note that the home team beat Fulham in the last game for the championship. In this home match, coach Sabri Lamouchi should choose the usual strategy, favoring the ball possession and the organized attacks, but in some moments of the game he should risk only in the counterattack. Lewis Grabban is the player worthy of mention in this team, with 4 goals scored. There are no weight absences for this game.
Analysis of Preston North End
The away team is currently in the 6th position of the league, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Stoke City, by (3‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Sheffield Wednesday, by (2‑1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins and 7 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 17 conceded. In their last match, for the League Cup, they got a home win against Hull City by (5‑4) after a penalty shootout. Their last away match for this competition ended in a loss by (3‑2) against Swansea City. In the last 10 away matches Preston North End has won 5 and lost 5. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Preston North End come to this game after a penalty win against Hull City, in a match for the League Cup. Note that the visitors beat Sheffield Wednesday on the last day of the championship. In this away match, coach Alex Neil should keep the team in 4-2-3-1, benefiting the defensive organization and the counterattacks, making the best use of the space in the opponent’s back. Daniel Johnson is the highlight of Preston North End, with 4 goals scored. The entire squad is available for this game.