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Match pack: Birmingham (A)

14 September 2015

Get all the news ahead of Nottingham Forest’s Sky Bet Championship clash against Birmingham City on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm).


Pre-match brief

Three days after their impressive comeback victory over QPR, Nottingham Forest face another stern challenge on Tuesday night when they travel to St. Andrew's to face a Birmingham City side unbeaten so far this season.

Gary Rowett, nearly a year into his tenure as Blues’ boss, has built on his side’s strong finish to last season with three wins and two draws from their opening five fixtures and City haven’t lost at home since February.

Dougie Freedman’s men could move into the play-off places if they secure all three points tomorrow night as they look to chalk up back-to-back away wins for the first time since August 2014.

Last time out

A dominant performance from Forest saw them come away from West London with all three points after a 2-1 win over QPR on Saturday.

Charlie Austin got his fifth goal of the campaign to give Rangers the lead before Henri Lansbury levelled it up from the penalty spot.

Nelson Oliveira capped an impressive debut display for the deadline day signings, grabbing the winner eight minutes from time.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Wilson, Pinillos, Lansbury, Mancienne (Ebecilio 52' (Oliveira 69')), Vaughan, Walker (Ward 46'), O'Grady, Mendes


A 31-minute Clayton Donaldson hat-trick sent Birmingham on their way to an impressive 4-2 win over Bristol City at the weekend.

Jonathan Kodjia got two goals back for the Robins to reduce the deficit but a Jonathan Grounds strike 13 minutes from time ensured all three points and fourth place for the men from the Midlands.

Birmingham: Kuszczak, Caddis, Morrison, Spector, Grounds, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Cotterill, Toral (Maghoma 69'), Gray (Davis 81'), Donaldson

Previous encounters

Last season, Britt Assombalonga's goal five minutes from time had appeared to be enough to give Forest a point but the striker was sent off for handball in the 90th minute with Paul Caddis slotting home the resulting penalty to hand the home side all three points.

February 2012 was the last time The Reds’ won at St. Andrew's. Two goals from a returning Dexter Blackstock either side of a Chris Burke effort were enough to give Forest a vital three points as they looked to secure Championship safety.


Are tickets available?

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

For details and a full 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 Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.

Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are the 2/1 outsiders to taste victory at St Andrew's tomorrow night with the draw priced at 5/2 and a victory for the home side being priced as the current favourite at 5/4.

The Reds claimed a superb victory at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday by two goals to one and Forest supporters can back their side to win by the same scoreline in the West Midlands at 10/1.

Chris O'Grady turned in a Man of the Match performance at Loftus Road and the Forest striker is priced at 13/2 to score the first goal of the game tomorrow night or at 9/4 to score at any time.

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

Around the grounds

All fixtures to played Tuesday at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated

Brighton v Rotherham
Burnley v MK Dons
Cardiff v Hull
Charlton v Huddersfield
Leeds v Ipswich
Middlesbrough v Brentford
Preston v Bristol City
Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday (Tuesday, kick-off 8pm)
Reading v Derby (Tuesday, kick-off 8pm)
QPR v Blackburn (Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm)

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