Lineups

Nottingham Forest

( 4-4-2 )

  • 30. B. Samba

  • 4. J. Worrall

  • 3. Tobias Figueiredo

  • 16. C. Jenkinson

    81'
  • 2. Yuri Ribeiro

  • 8. J. Colback

  • 15. L. Freeman

  • 22. R. Yates

  • 11. S. Ameobi

  • 23. J. Lolley

    37'
  • 7. L. Grabban

    74'

Substitutes

  • 12. J. Smith

  • 27. T. Darikwa

  • 20. M. Dawson

  • 0. B. Johnson

  • 17. A. Mighten

    81'
  • 33. L. Taylor

    37'
  • . Guerrero

    74'

England - Championship

3' K. Moore 3' Goal 3'   Moore K. Moore 40' K. Moore 40' Goal 40'   Moore K. Moore
Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

0 - 2

Cardiff City

Cardiff City

  • 3'
    0 - 1
  • 40'
    0 - 2
  • HT
    0 - 2
  • Date: 19/09/2020
  • Time: 12:30
  • Venue: City Ground
  • Referee: James Linington
Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City - Preview

Date published: 9/18/2020 6:00:12 PM

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City - Preview

Tiago Silva to miss out for Nottingham Forest

Tiago Silva is Nottingham Forest’s only injury absentee for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Cardiff.

The Portuguese midfielder has been ruled out until the end of September by boss Sabri Lamouchi.

Winger Joe Lolley has recently been absent due to shin splints but returned to feature in the Reds’ 2-0 loss to QPR last Saturday and will be available again.

Lamouchi has no further injury concerns, with defender Joe Worrall fully recovered from a knock.

Cardiff boss Neil Harris also has few concerns for the clash.

Both Joe Ralls and Lee Tomlin returned in last week’s defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Midfielder Gavin Whyte has been suffering with a hamstring problem, however, and was sidelined for that game.

Striker Isaac Vassell has resumed training after a long-term quad injury, but may find the fixture comes too early for a comeback.

Best Bet

Championship Betting Tips: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Date published: 9/18/2020 6:58:19 PM

Championship Betting Tips: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Nottingham Forest take on Cardiff City in the Championship’s early kick-off on Saturday.

Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest failed to exorcise the demons of last season’s late capitulation, falling out the top six entirely on the final day, by returning to action with a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Queens Park Rangers. 

 

It was a similar story for Cardiff City, who did make it into the play-offs after good post-lockdown form but lost to Fulham in the semi-finals. 

 

The Bluebirds kicked off the 2020/21 campaign with a 2-0 defeat at home to a Sheffield Wednesday side that were one of the Championship’s most out of form sides in the second half of the season - but appeared galvanised by their -12 point deduction with a strong performance at the Cardiff City Stadium, outplaying Neil Harris’ men. 

 

Last season these two sides traded narrow 0-1 away wins, while Cardiff have an excellent record at the City Ground, winning on each of their last five visits. 

 

In spite of their strong record, Nottingham Forest remain favourites with the bookmakers here, with odds of 6/4 for the home win, 11/5 for the draw, while for Cardiff to come away with a sixth straight win from Nottingham is a generous 9/5.

 

We recommend backing Lewis Grabban to get the goal here. The striker was in fine form last term, scoring 20 league goals - his best return since the 2013/14 season. That’s priced at 7/2 with Betfair Sportsbook.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Lewis Grabban to score first - 7/2 (Betfair Sportsbook)

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 2
  • City Ground
  • James Linington
  • 19 Sep, 12:30

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Lineups

Nottingham Forest
(4-4-2)
Cardiff City
(4-4-2)
  • 30. B. Samba

  • 4. J. Worrall

  • 3. Tobias Figueiredo

  • 16. C. Jenkinson

    81'
  • 2. Yuri Ribeiro

  • 8. J. Colback

  • 15. L. Freeman

  • 22. R. Yates

  • 11. S. Ameobi

  • 23. J. Lolley

    37'
  • 7. L. Grabban

    74'

Substitutes

  • 12. J. Smith

  • 27. T. Darikwa

  • 20. M. Dawson

  • 0. B. Johnson

  • 17. A. Mighten

    81'
  • 33. L. Taylor

    37'
  • . Guerrero

    74'
  • 12. A. Smithies

  • 3. J. Bennett

    82'
  • 4. S. Morrison

  • 2. J. Osei-Tutu

  • 16. C. Nelson

  • 8. J. Ralls

  • 21. M. Pack

  • 7. L. Bacuna

  • 10. K. Moore Goal Goal

  • 27. S. Ojo

    74'
  • 33. J. Hoilett

    77'

Substitutes

  • 25. J. Day

  • 22. S. Bamba

    82'
  • 0. C. Paterson

  • 20. G. Whyte

  • 6. W. Vaulks

    74'
  • 17. L. Tomlin

    77'
  • 9. R. Glatzel

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Cardiff City vs Nottingham Forest

There is a 23.8% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Nottingham Forest, at 53.0%, are heavy favorites to beat Cardiff City who have a 23.2% chance.
In simulation wins, Cardiff City upsets Nottingham Forest by averaging 9.5 shots and 3.6 shots on goal.
They average 2.3 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.7 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Nottingham Forest 1.9 to Cardiff City 1.2.

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City

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    Nottingham Forest 0 - 2 Cardiff City - Match Report

    Date published: 9/19/2020 4:38:04 PM

    Forest’s dire form continues with defeat to Cardiff

    Kieffer Moore’s double helped Cardiff claim a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest to increase the pressure on boss Sabri Lamouchi.

    Neil Harris enjoyed his latest return to the City Ground, where he had a spell as a player, as Welsh international Moore struck twice in the first half to put Cardiff in control.

    Forest were the better side in the second half but could not find a way beyond goalkeeper Alex Smithies, leaving them to suffer an eighth game without a Championship win.

    That slump saw Forest drop out of the play-offs last season and this term’s form also sees Lamouchi’s position under further scrutiny.

    Cardiff made the perfect start from a third minute corner. Marlon Pack swung in a curling ball from the right side and Moore arrived powerfully, shrugging off any attempt to mark him, to thump home a simple but emphatic header.

    It was a tough moment for his marker, Forest defender Tobias Figueiredo, who had given away a clumsy penalty at QPR last weekend and will feel he could have done better here as well.

    Forest responded as on-loan Luke Freeman delivered an enticing ball into the centre, where Lewis Grabban lifted a shot over when a more delicate touch was required a few yards out.

    Joe Ralls should have made it 2-0 when he was fed into space in the box by Moore, but his first touch was too strong and it allowed the alert Brice Samba to smother the ball at his feet.

    Forest keeper Samba had to make an equally important save after Sheyi Ojo had edged his way beyond Joe Worrall and into the box, before trying to find a gap at the near post.

    The home side had to make a change when Joe Lolley was replaced by Lyle Taylor in the 37th minute.

    And Samba was beaten again when Moore plundered a second goal five minutes before half time. Forest looked defensively fragile again as Sean Morrison provided the flick-on, with the powerful figure of Moore this time prodding home.

    It was Cardiff on top as Ojo forced Samba into another save before the interval, with a long range shot.

    Forest improved after the break with Ryan Yates failing to convert a golden chance with a header, although his bouncing effort did still require a good stop from Smithies.

    The Cardiff keeper also had to be alert to keep out a powerful, driven effort from Sammy Ameobi and to bravely punch clear as Luke Freeman sent a header looping dangerously towards goal.

    Forest were on top in in the second half, but just could not find a breakthrough, with Cardiff fending off everything they threw at them.

    Lineups

    Cardiff City

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 12. A. Smithies

    • 3. J. Bennett

      82'
    • 4. S. Morrison

    • 2. J. Osei-Tutu

    • 16. C. Nelson

    • 8. J. Ralls

    • 21. M. Pack

    • 7. L. Bacuna

    • 10. K. Moore Goal Goal

    • 27. S. Ojo

      74'
    • 33. J. Hoilett

      77'

    Substitutes

    • 25. J. Day

    • 22. S. Bamba

      82'
    • 0. C. Paterson

    • 20. G. Whyte

    • 6. W. Vaulks

      74'
    • 17. L. Tomlin

      77'
    • 9. R. Glatzel