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Match pack: Huddersfield (H)

12 February 2016

Nottingham Forest will have the chance to extend their unbeaten league run when they entertain Huddersfield Town at The City Ground on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Pre-match brief

Fresh from an impressive victory at Leeds last weekend, Nottingham Forest will be confident of achieving another maximum haul against David Wagner's inconsistent Huddersfield Town side at The City Ground.

Huddersfield have suffered three straight league defeats ahead of their trip to Trentside but Forest will need to be wary of a dangerous Terriers side who have not failed to score in a game since 28 November.

There is still an eight-point gap between Dougie Freedman's side and the play-off places in the Sky Bet Championship but a positive result this weekend would extend Forest's unbeaten home league run to 11 matches.

Last time out

Nottingham Forest’s excellent league form continued with a 1-0 win at Leeds United on Saturday as Nelson Oliveira headed home Gary Gardner's cross to give The Reds all three points at Elland Road.

The Reds had produced a battling display to limited Leeds to only half-chances and Oliveira's goal was enough to seal victory and extend Forest's unbeaten league sequence to 13 games.

Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills (c), Mancienne, Jokic, Vaughan, Tesche, Gardner, Osborn, Ward (Burke 75'), Oliveira (Blackstock 88')


Huddersfield endured last-minute heartbreak at Preston North End on Saturday as the home side struck in stoppage time to secure a 2-1 win and condemn David Wagner's side to their third consecutive league defeat.

Nahki Wells had appeared to have given Huddersfield victory when he fired in with ten minutes to play but an own goal from Joel Lynch brought Preston level before Alan Browne slotted home a winner in the 91st minute.

Huddersfield: Steer, Husband, Lynch (c), Cranie, Smith, Billing, Hogg, Bunn (Manu 78’), Paterson (Boyle 90’), Lolley (Matmour 66’), Wells

Previous encounter

Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the John Smith's Stadium in September as Ryan Mendes's first-half strike was cancelled out late on by Emyr Huws.

In the corresponding fixture last season Forest suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield at The City Ground as Sean Scannell scored the winner two minutes before half-time.

One of Forest's most memorable games against the Terriers came back in the 2012-13 campaign when a hat-trick from Radi Majewski put The Reds on the way to a thumping 6-1 victory at The City Ground.


Are tickets available?

Tickets for Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship game against Huddersfield Town at The City Ground on Saturday are on sale at tickets.nottinghamforest.co.uk.

For details and a full list of prices, please click here.

What else is happening?

Nottingham Forest's players will be warming up in Show Racism the Red Card t-shirts ahead of the game. These shirts will then be distributed into the crowd before kick-off.

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 Sunday, as well as all the reaction from the Forest camp.
Is there a programme?

The official matchday programme will be available to buy and download for Saturday's meeting with Huddersfield Town.

Chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi and manager Dougie Freedman give their latest thoughts while there is a feature interview with Michael Mancienne as the midfielder talks about his return to Trentside.

Forest fans are reminded that they can download the official matchday magazine to their iPad, iPhone or Android device. Perfect for supporters unable to attend the game, the download can be accessed via this app now for Apple users or via this link for Android users.

Hard copies will be available from all the usual outlets around The City Ground.

Fancy a flutter?

Nottingham Forest are rated as the 11/8 favourites to beat Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon with the draw priced at 9/4 and a win for the visitors slightly further in at 2/1.

Official Football League betting partner Sky Bet are tipping Forest to get another 1-0 victory which can be backed at 6/1 while January's Player of the Month Jamie Ward is also priced 6/1 to score the first goal of the afternoon.

The Reds are priced at 3/1 to be winning at both half-time and full-time while for supporters who fancy Forest to be trailing at half-time and come back to win the game then that can be backed at 33/1.

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

Around the grounds

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

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


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