Foot Predictions shows Saturday’s championship clash between Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Jonathan Woodgate will aim to continue his victory start as a caretaker Bournemouth boss when your side travels to Nottingham Forest in the league on Saturday.
The former England international runs the Cherries while the club is looking for a replacement for the Jason Tindall and has two wins in two games.
Last weekend, Woodgate ended Bournemouth’s four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Birmingham City.
The South Coast team claimed the Premier League scalp in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday night, when they defeated Burnley 2-0 away from home thanks to goals from Sam Surridge and Stanislas Júnior.
When asked if his chances of taking the job full-time are increasing, the 41-year-old underlined “we are not going to get carried away” and insisted that “football can come back and bite you”. The former Real Madrid defender is currently the bookmakers’ third favorite for the role, behind David Wagner and Patrick Vieira.
It will be a difficult task to take Bournemouth to automatic promotion this season, as Cherries, currently in sixth place, are 10 points behind the first two, but are five points ahead of seventh Middlesbrough.
The South Coast team is the second top scorer in the league, behind Brentford, but has won just one of the last six games out of the league.
Bournemouth also never won on its seven previous trips to City Ground, the most recent of them in 2015.
Forest have won just four times at home in the league in 2020-21, in a complicated campaign so far.
The Reds have won two crucial wins in the last fifteen days away from home in Coventry City and Wycombe Wanderers, climbing to 18th place, four points ahead of the relegation zone, but have not won three consecutive league games since January 2020.
Glenn Murray scored twice in his debut in the 3-0 win over Chairboys last weekend, meaning that Forest has only lost once in their last 10 games.
Chris HughtonThe team won just one point out of 18 out of the top six in the first half of the season – losing 2-0 away to Bournemouth – and travel to another tough game in Swansea City next week.
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Lewis Grabban should be available again after missing the trip to Wycombe, but he may have to settle for a seat on the bench due to Murray’s excellent full debut.
Joe Lolley left the bank and assisted Adams Park, which could be worth a fresh start Luke Freeman who is still working to get back to complete physical condition.
Wing mate Sammy Ameobi is back in training due to a knee problem, but Scott McKenna, Samba Sow, Ryan Yates and Harry Arter they’re all still out.
Jack Stacey is in doubt for Bournemouth after being forced at the break against Burnley due to a thigh problem.
Lloyd Kelly, Jack Wilshere and Arnaut Danjuma they are all in line to return after a rest at Turf Moor.
Dominic Solanke remains marginalized, which means that the January signature Shane Long and midweek scorer Surridge will compete to lead the line.
Possible initial lineup for Nottingham Forest:
Samba; Christie, Figueiredo, Worrall, Bong; Cafu, Garner; Knockaert, Krovinovic, Lolley; Murray
Possible starting lineup for Bournemouth:
Begovic; Smith, Mepham, S. Cook, Kelly; L. Cook, Lerma, Wilshere; Brooks, Surridge, Danjuma
Probability: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Bournemouth
Woodgate halted the fall of Bournemouth and hopes to have another victory to help his chances of getting the job for the long term. However, Forest has proven difficult to beat in recent weeks and still needs points to get rid of the danger of relegation.