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Match preview: Forest vs Bristol City in association with Football Index

30 June 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash with Bristol City in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest are back at The City Ground for their second home game in four days as they face Bristol City on Wednesday night (kick-off 6pm).

The Reds picked up an impressive 3-1 win against Huddersfield on the weekend and will be hoping to follow that up with another win, this time against one of their rivals for a top six spot. 

Club News

Stay home and tune in as the journey continues

7 July 2020

Bristol City were finding things tough form-wise before the break, and have returned to two defeats so will be looking to halt that slide and keep their play-off hopes alive.

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has no fresh injury concerns for the match against Bristol City.

Check out the full team news for both teams here

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Bristol City wins
League 31 28 20
FA Cup 4 1  
League Cup 4 3  
EFL Trophy 0 1  
Total 39 33  

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From the opposition

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson felt there was plenty of positives for his side to take from the defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend, and is confident that his side can get a result at The City Ground.

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He said: "They are massive games coming up, and there’s no hiding from the fact that our form hasn’t been good enough but I did see positives and I do know my teams and I do think we can go to Nottingham Forest and get a result, I really do.

"Of course, not if we don’t win the boxes so we’ll have to win the boxes but there was a lot more attitude to our game and forward thinking than there was in the previous game."

Bristol City's last five

L - Huddersfield 2-1 Bristol City (25/02/20)
D - Millwall 1-1 Bristol City (29/02/20)
D - Bristol City 1-1 Fulham (07/03/20)
L - Blackburn 3-1 Bristol City (20/06/20)
L - Bristol City 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday (28/06/20)

Club News

Forest vs Bristol City: iFollow Forest FAQs

30 June 2020

Coverage

Nottingham Forest supporters are able to watch the full 90 minutes against Bristol City live on iFollow Forest.

For only £10, you can purchase a match pass to watch live and exclusive coverage of Forest’s clash with The Robins including commentary from BBC Radio Nottingham's Colin Fray.

To purchase a match pass, simply visit nottinghamforest.co.uk/ifollow/subscribe, scroll down to the match passes section and click ‘Purchase Now’ next to the Bristol City fixture.

Season card holders who have selected option 1 from the refund options will be able to watch all The Reds' remaining games free of charge on iFollow Forest. For more information, please click here.

There will also be full match coverage available via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre.

Referee

Darren Bond will be the referee in charge on Wednesday night. The referee from Lancashire ahas officiated 27 games so far this season, showing 96 yellow cards and one red card.

He has taken charge of two Forest matches in 2019-20, the 3-2 home win against Blackburn and the 1-0 home defeat against Charlton.

Other fixtures

Tuesday

Millwall vs Swansea (5pm)
Barnsley vs Blackburn (6pm)
Cardiff vs Charlton (6pm)
Reading vs Brentford (6pm)
QPR vs Fulham (6.30pm)
Leeds vs Luton (7.45pm)
Wigan vs Stoke (7.45pm)

Wednesday

Preston vs Derby (5pm)
Birmingham vs Huddersfield (6pm)
Sheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (7.45pm)

Thursday

Hull vs Middlesbrough (5pm)

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Match Reports

Forest 1-0 Bristol City

1 July 2020

A fantastic free-kick from Tiago Silva enhanced Nottingham Forest's play-off credentials as The Reds beat Bristol City 1-0 at The City Ground.

Silva's moment of quality settled an otherwise scrappy contest on Trentside but Forest won't care about the entertainment value having earned three points which moved them back above Fulham into fourth place in the Sky Bet Championship.

Sabri Lamouchi made one change from the weekend win over Huddersfield Town as Ryan Yates replaced Brennan Johnson in the Forest midfield while Samba Sow returned to action with a place on the substitutes' bench.

There was a lengthy stoppage in the opening minutes of the contest as City's Callum O'Dowda received treatment following a collision with Matty Cash before Benik Afobe had the first shot on target of the night as his low effort from the edge of the box was comfortably held by Brice Samba.

Afobe was causing problems inside the Forest penalty area and the former Wolves striker almost found the opening goal on 14 minutes but his header from Nahki Wells' cross was planted just wide of Samba's right-hand post.

Forest burst into life ten minutes before half-time with their best effort of the evening so far. Having initially tripped over the ball, Lolley worked exceptionally hard to keep hold of it and played a pass inside to Cash. The youngster powered a strike towards goal which Bentley got down well to turn behind for a corner. 

The Reds made the breakthrough on 63 minutes thanks to Silva's sumptuous free-kick. Yates had his legs hacked from under him on the edge of the 'D' and the Portuguese stepped up to curl a terrific strike over the wall and into the back of Daniel Bentley's net.

Play-off chasing City have a number of talented youngsters in their ranks but it was one of their most experienced players who saw red on 78 minutes. Referee Darren Bond had already stopped play just inside the visitors' half when Williams pushed Yuri Ribeiro in the face and the Welsh international was shown a straight red card.

Having found the all-important goal, Forest were able to see out seven minutes of stoppage time at the end of the evening to claim a crucial victory and some much-needed momentum heading into Saturday's East Midlands derby at Pride Park.

Forest: Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Ribeiro; Watson (c), Yates (Sow 88'); Lolley (Da Costa 46'), Silva (Dawson 88'), Ameobi; Grabban (Walker 90')

Subs not used: Smith, Carvalho, Bostock, Jenkinson, Mighten

Goal: Silva 63'

Bristol City: Maenpaa (Bentley 27'); Vyner, Williams, Baker, Dasilva; O'Dowda (Paterson 76'), Smith (c), Nagy, Weimann (Palmer 76'); Afobe, Wells (Diedhiou 64')

Subs not used: Watkins, Kalas, Rowe, Benkovic, Massengo

Bookings: Weimann 45', Vyner 84'

Sent off: Williams 78'

Referee: Darren Bond

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