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Match pack: Burnley (A)

23 February 2016

Nottingham Forest will be looking to record a first win at Turf Moor since 2003 when they take on Sean Dyche's promotion-chasing Burnley this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

Pre-match brief

Three away wins on the spin is the target for Nottingham Forest tonight but Dougie Freedman's men will face a tough assignment against a Burnley side who occupy one of the automatic promotion slots.

Forest may still be smarting following their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town last time out but victory at Turf Moor could help them close the current 11-point gap to the play-off places in the Sky Bet Championship.

To achieve victory The Reds must beat a Burnley side who have not suffered defeat on their own turf since 5 December but back-to-back away wins at Middlesbrough and Leeds will give Forest confidence of taking all three points.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest suffered a first league defeat since November last time out as they were beaten 2-0 by Huddersfield Town at The City Ground.

A first-half Matt Mills own goal and a Phillip Billing screamer after the break handed the visitors victory on an afternoon when Forest struggled to create clear-cut chances.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills (c), Mancienne, Jokic, Vaughan, Gardner (Grant 57'), Tesche (Blackstock 81'), Ward (O.Burke 57'), Osborn, Oliveira


Burnley moved into the Sky Bet Championship's automatic promotion slots on Saturday courtesy of a 2-0 win over Rotherham United at Turf Moor which also became their ninth league game without defeat.

A penalty from Welsh striker Sam Vokes put the Clarets in front midway through the first half before Scott Arfield wrapped up the points four minutes from time by rifling the ball into the top corner of the net.

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Mee, Keane (Tarkowski 32'), Ward, Arfield, Jones, Barton, Boyd (Taylor 89'), Gray (Hennings 89'), Vokes

Previous encounters

The reverse fixture saw Nottingham Forest and Burnley share a 1-1 draw in October as Matthew Taylor's last-minute strike cancelled out Eric Lichaj's first goal for The Reds after Henri Lansbury had earlier been sent off.

Forest's last victory at Turf Moor came back in September 2003 as goals from Marlon Harewood, Andy Reid and Gareth Taylor gave The Reds a comfortable 3-0 win in Lancashire.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship trip to Burnley are still available at tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

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 Wednesday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.
Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are rated as the 100/30 outsiders to take all three points away from Burnley tonight with the draw priced at 5/2 and a victory for the home side as the current favourite at 5/6.

A repeat of the 1-1 scoreline the two sides shared in October is priced at 5/1 or for Forest supporters who think their side will take a 1-0 win away from Turf Moor then that result is on offer at 9/1.

Eric Lichaj scored his first goal in Forest colours against Burnley in the reverse fixture and the American is priced at 50/1 to score the first goal this evening or 16/1 to find the net at any time during the 90 minutes.

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

Around the grounds

All games to be played at 7.45pm on Tuesday unless stated

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

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