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Match preview: Brentford vs Forest in association with Football Index

28 January 2020

Check out all you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest's visit to Brentford in the match preview, in association with Football Index.

A cracking contest is in store between two of the Sky Bet Championship's in-form teams on Tuesday night as Nottingham Forest travel to Griffin Park to take on Brentford.

The Reds may still be smarting from the late goal they conceded to Reading at The City Ground last week but there will be no time for that regret to fester as they aim to keep their strong away form going in West London.

Forest currently top the form table over the last six games, while Brentford sit third, and a tough test awaits Sabri Lamouchi's side as The Bees haven't suffered a league defeat on their own turf since a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town on 2nd November.

Team news

Sabri Lamouchi will be able to call on the services of new signing Adama Diakhaby following his arrival from Huddersfield Town earlier this month and he could be involved in the matchday squad.

Otherwise, Lamouchi has no other injury concerns and has the likes of Yohan Benalouane and Michael Hefele knocking at the door for a return to first-team action following their long-term injures.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Brentford wins
League 9 8 12
FA Cup 1 0 0
Total 1 0 0


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From the opposition

Brentford boss Thomas Frank was delighted by his players' performance in their 1-0 Emirates FA Cup defeat to Premier League side Leicester City on Saturday and hopes the club can take that confidence into Tuesday's game against The Reds.


"Of course the Tuesday game is more important, but we wanted to win both games.

"A lot of players did well. It is difficult to praise some in front of others because more of less everybody played to a seven or eight out of 10.

"Maybe we should have done better inside the box. After that we put so much intensity into it.

We were brave on the ball. We wanted to play forward. We pressed high. We did everything we wanted to do as Brentford Football Club.

"We deserved at least a draw. Potentially we could have won this game so I'm proud of the boys."

Tickets and travel

All tickets available to Nottingham Forest fans for this fixture have sold out, with no additional tickets being made available.

Brentford have provided a first-time supporters' guide here which may be useful to fans who are travelling to the game tonight. 


Tim Robinson from West Sussex will be the man in the middle for Tuesday's game. This will be his 22nd match of the season, having shown 66 yellow and one red card in his previous 21.

Robinson officiated in Forest's 0-0 draw at Preston North End last season.


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 7.45pm on Tuesday unless otherwise stated:

Blackburn vs QPR
Cardiff vs West Brom
Hull vs Huddersfield
Leeds vs Millwall
Luton vs Derby
Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday
Reading vs Bristol City (8pm)

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