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Match preview: Forest vs Cardiff in association with Football Index

29 November 2019

Check out all you need to know ahead of the clash between Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City at The City Ground in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest will be looking to keep up their good form when they face Cardiff City at The City Ground on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Reds are unbeaten in four games, winning three of those and come into the clash on the back of a midweek thumping of QPR.

Cardiff also picked up a timely win in midweek against Stoke, their first under new manager Neil Harris, and they will be looking to follow that up on Trentside.

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Tickets: Cardiff City (H)

29 November 2019

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi confirmed to the media that Yuri Ribeiro and Samba Sow would still not be available for selection this weekend as they continue their respective recoveries from injury.

Otherwise, the squad came through Wednesday's 4-0 victory at QPR unscathed and Lamouchi will have the same players to select from ahead of this weekend's clash.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Cardiff wins
League 13 11 28
FA Cup 1 0 1
Total 14 11 29

Rainbow Laces

Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm that tomorrow's fixture against Cardiff City is the club’s designated awareness match for the Rainbow Laces campaign.


The campaign is aiming to show support for the LGBT+ community and that football is everyone’s game, and the club are delighted to confirm a number of activities as part of the awareness match.  

The players will be warming-up in t-shirts with the LGBT Trickies logo on, the supporter group for LGBT+ fans of the club, while the rainbow colours will also adorn the corner flag, captain’s armband and the fourth official’s LED board.

There will also be a double-page feature in the matchday programme and content on the big screens throughout the match to raise awareness and encourage supporters to unite behind the campaign.


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From the opposition

Cardiff manager Neil Harris is expecting a tough afternoon against The Reds at The City Ground on Saturday.


He said: "Going into tomorrow's match against Nottingham Forest is a monumental challenge in itself.

"We want to keep going against them, without forgetting the way that we want to play the game.

"Forest have done well defensively and look like a good all-round team. They’ve got some real attributes in their team. We'll want to match them and impose ourselves on the match.

"As ever, we need to make sure we deal with their strengths and find ways of hurting them to affect their goal on the pitch."

Club News

Black Friday event now on

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Robert Jones will be in charge of Saturday's game at The City Ground, his second Forest game of the season.

The referee officiated Forest's 1-1 draw at Leeds back in August and has shown 46 yellow cards in his 14 games so far this season.  

Tickets and travel

Tickets are being snapped up quickly and are still on general sale. Only single seats remain in the Bridgford Stand and Trent End as well as a few seats together in the Peter Taylor Stand so supporters are advised to purchase their tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Full ticket information can be found here.

Making your first journey to The City Ground? Make sure you take a look at our travel and parking guide here.


International subscribers to iFollow Forest will be able to watch the action live, with audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham also available.

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

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

Swansea vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm)
Charlton vs Sheffield Wednesday (12.30pm)
Barnsley vs Hull
Birmingham vs Millwall
Brentford vs Luton
Bristol City vs Huddersfield
Derby vs QPR
Leeds vs Middlesbrough
Stoke vs Blackburn
Wigan vs Reading
Preston vs West Brom (Monday, 7.45pm)

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