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James Crawley

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Posted Wednesday, July 1st 2020

Preview: Nottingham Forest (A)

A Wednesday night trip to the City Ground awaits Lee Johnson's men, where they will take on fellow play-off hopefuls Nottingham Forest.

City head for the East Midlands in the search of their first three points since the season resumed, with the table becoming very congested as a number of team find themselves in the hunt for a top six spot.

As for Forest, Sabri Lamouchi's side currently sit fifth in the Sky Bet Championship standings following Tuesday night's round of fixtures, 

It was a 3-1 win for Forest at the weekend when they dispatched Huddersfield Town, after they were denied victory through a late Sheffield Wednesday equaliser one week earlier.

Lamouchi has been praised for tightening up the defensive side to their game, and it's shown in away results of which they have lost only three times on the road in the league this season. The club's owners have been impressed as much to offer him a new undisclosed-length contract, which was signed just before football resumed last month.

This evening's fixture is available free on Robins TV (the stream starts one hour ahead of kick-off with all the build-up, analysis, and post-match comments) to Season Card holders. Non-Season Card holders can purchase a one-off £10 stream pass to enjoy the game with all the same benefits.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Wednesday, July 1st 2020
  • Kick-off: 6pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: City Ground
  • Officials: Darren Bond (referee), Andrew Fox and Nick Greenhalgh (assistants), Andy Woolmer (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD


W: 21 (28%)
D: 33
L: 40

 

FORM - Includes pre-suspension
Bristol City: LLLDD
Sheffield Wednesday: WDLDW

Club news

Word from the camp

Benik Afobe addressed the midweek trip to Forest, speaking after Sunday's result at Ashton Gate. He has spoken of the need to "play with a smale" and "keep the belief" as City continue the search for three points with their target of the top six still achievable.

 

Diédhiou finished off a good team move in this 1-0 win

Memorable match

Forest 0-1 Bristol City
Saturday, January 19th 2019
Sky Bet Championship
City Ground
Scorer: Diédhiou, 70
Attendance: 28,922

Famara Diédhiou swept home his eighth goal of the season to secure City their fifth consecutive win in a 1-0 victory away to Nottingham Forest.

The striker tapped home from Andreas Weimann’s second-half cutback at the City Ground, as City made it 11 unbeaten in all competitions.

City had been bright but survived spells of pressure, with Frank Fielding denying Lewis Grabban, Yohan Benalouane and Jack Colback, to earn his clean sheet in his first appearance of the season.

Weimann had a glorious chance to make it 2-0 late on but for the in-form Costel Pantilimon, however the full-time whistle would ensure City retain seventh spot in the Sky Bet Championship and a rare win on Forest turf; their third victory here in their last 28 attempts.

City starting XI: Fielding, Kalas, Baker, Dasilva, Pisano, Paterson, Pack, Brownhill, Weimann, O'Dowda, Diedhiou

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