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Match preview: West Brom vs Forest in association with Football Index

14 February 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of the big clash between Nottingham Forest and West Brom at The Hawthorns in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest go head to head with table-topping West Brom on Saturday lunchtime as they look to bounce back from their midweek defeat (kick-off 12.30pm).

Forest put in a disappointing display against Charlton on Tuesday night and they will be keen to put things right and get back on track against Slaven Bilic's side.

The Baggies have overcome a dip in form to regain their advantage in top spot and Sabri Lamouchi's side will be hoping to close the gap while also giving themselves a chance of reaching the top two.

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi has confirmed that Samba Sow and Sammy Ameobi could return to the side having missed the midweek game against Charlton through injury.

Lewis Grabban is still a doubt, however, and will be assessed before the squad travels to The Hawthorns. Yuri Ribeiro and Matty Cash are set to be recalled to the starting 11. 

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws West Brom wins
League 40 25 52
FA Cup 4 7 4
League Cup 1 0 2
Total 45 32 58

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From the opposition

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic was pleased with his side's midweek win at Reading and feels that they have their momentum back as they extended their lead at the top of the table.


Speaking after the 2-1 win, he said: “Hopefully we are back to our best but we take nothing for granted. We were suffering and now we have some momentum back. You have to earn it in every game, there’s no stopping now. We have to go like this in every game.

“We must be focused, determined and look to the next game. If we do that we’ll have a really good chance to do what we want to do.

“It was a very important game to keep our momentum that we got back. We deserved it completely, we played really good.”

Tickets and travel

All tickets for Saturdays' game have sold out, with Forest set to be backed by 2,000 fans in the West Midlands.

Fans travelling to The Hawthorns may find this away supporter's guide useful, provided by West Brom. 


Nottingham Forest matchday hospitality selling fast

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Keith Stroud is the referee in charge of Saturday's game, his first Forest match of the season.

Stroud, from Hampshire, has taken charge of 22 games so far in this campaign, showing 72 yellow and three cards. 


As the match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports, there will be no live feed of the match on iFollow Forest. Audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available, however.

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

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Other fixtures

To be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

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

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