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Match pack: Wolves (A)

11 December 2015

Nottingham Forest will be aiming for a fourth win in five matches when they travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Pre-match brief

With three consecutive City Ground wins under their belt, Nottingham Forest are now tasked with taking their excellent home form on the road as they go head-to-head with Wolves in front of the TV cameras at Molineux.

The Reds have seen off Derby County, Reading and Fulham at home in recent weeks but defeats at Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Brentford show that their problems still come when they travel away from Trentside.

In contrast, Kenny Jackett's Wolves have not tasted victory in front of their own supporters since 3 October so Forest may see Friday night's game as a golden opportunity to leapfrog their West Midlands opponents.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest secured a third straight home win as they eased past Fulham by three goals to nil at The City Ground and at the same time moved above the West Londoners in the Sky Bet Championship table.

A second goal in Forest colours from Chris O'Grady was sandwiched in between a brace of headers from Matt Mills as The Reds continued their momentum at The City Ground with an impressive victory.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Mancienne, Pinillos, Mendes (Grant 79') Lansbury (c), Vaughan, Osborn (Tesche 87'), Oliveira (Trotter 79'), O'Grady


Wolves ended their run of four matches without a win as they edged out Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on Saturday and moved up to 14th in the Sky Bet Championship table.

James Henry gave Wanderers an early lead in South Yorkshire and despite Joe Newell bringing the home side level, Danny Batth handed the visitors all three points as he converted Jordan Graham's corner.

Wolves: Ikeme, Iorfa, Golbourne, Edwards, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Henry, Price, Le Fondre (Afobe 77'), McDonald (Coady 86'), Graham (Byrne 90')

Previous encounters

Last season's meeting between the sides at Molineux ended in a comfortable 3-0 victory for Forest as second-half goals from Britt Assombalonga, Matty Fryatt and Henri Lansbury sealed all three points for The Reds.

Wolves got their revenge later in the campaign however as they took a 2-1 win away from The City Ground courtesy of a Benik Afobe strike and a penalty from Bakary Sako.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Wolves are still available.

For more information and a list of prices, please click here.

What if I can't make the game?

Live audio commentary will be available on Forest Player HD, as well as live text commentary on www.nottinghamforest.co.uk and via @Official_NFFC on Twitter.

Forest Player HD will also have extended match highlights from 12pm on Saturday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.
Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are the 12/5 outsiders to take all three points away from Molineux on Friday night with the draw priced at 23/10 and a win for the home side as the current favourite at 23/20.

A repeat of The Reds' 3-0 win on the same ground last season can be backed at 40/1 while a slightly-less comfortable 1-0 victory for Dougie Freedman's men is currently priced at 15/2.

Henri Lansbury scored the third goal in The Reds' win at Wolves in November 2014 and the Forest skipper can be backed at 11/1 to net the first goal of the game this time around or 7/2 to score at any time during the 90 minutes.

For all the latest odds on Friday night's game, please visit www.skybet.com/forest and make a prediction for Wolves v Forest.

Around the grounds

All games to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless stated

Blackburn v Rotherham (Friday, kick-off 7.45pm)
MK Dons v Ipswich (Saturday, kick-off 12.30pm)
Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday
Charlton v Leeds
Derby v Brighton
Fulham v Brentford
Huddersfield v Bristol City
Hull v Bolton
Middlesbrough v Birmingham
Preston v Reading
QPR v Burnley

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