Lineups

Nottingham Forest

( 4-4-2 )

  • 0. J. Smith

  • 4. J. Worrall

  • 3. Tobias Figueiredo Goal

  • 2. Yuri Ribeiro

    90'
  • 11. M. Cash

  • 21. S. Sow

    24'
  • 8. B. Watson

  • 0. R. Yates

    80'
  • 11. S. Ameobi

  • 23. J. Lolley

  • 7. L. Grabban

Substitutes

  • 43. G. Shelvey

  • 16. C. Jenkinson

  • 20. M. Dawson

  • 28. Tiago Silva

    24'
  • 0. B. Johnson

  • 13. J. Bostock

  • 19. T. Walker

  • 9. Nuno Da Costa

  • 17. A. Mighten

    90'

England - Championship

90' J. Cousins 90' Yellow Card 90'  J. Cousins 19' D. Batth 19' Goal 19'   Batth D. Batth 61' Tobias Figueiredo 61' Goal 61'   Figueiredo Tobias Figueiredo 73' J. McClean 73' Goal 73'   McClean J. McClean 78' L. Gregory 78' Goal 78'   Gregory L. Gregory 90' Nuno Da Costa 90' Own Goal 90'   Da Costa Nuno Da Costa
Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

1 - 4

Stoke City

Stoke City

  • 19'
    0 - 1
  • HT
    0 - 1
  • 61
    1 - 1
  • 73'
    1 - 2
  • 78'
    1 - 3
  • 90'
    1 - 4
  • Date: 22/07/2020
  • Time: 19:30
  • Venue: City Ground
  • Referee: Gavin Ward
Nottingham Forest v Stoke City - Team Report

Date published: 7/21/2020 9:16:49 PM

Nottingham Forest v Stoke City - Team Report

Sabri Lamouchi has plenty of options as Nottingham Forest host Stoke

Promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has decisions to make ahead of the final Sky Bet Championship fixture of the season against Stoke.

Goalkeeper Jordan Smith started the 1-0 defeat at Barnsley on Sunday with Brice Samba injured, while midfielders Ryan Yates and Sammy Ameobi were used only as substitutes as Tiago Silva and Michael Dawson came in.

However, Samba Sow managed a full 90 minutes for the first time in his fifth start since returning from a knee injury.

Joe Lolley was an unused substitute after shaking off a shin injury and will be keen to force his way into the reckoning, while Matty Cash hopes to return from injury.

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill will head into the game with the club’s Championship status secure, but looking to build upon a fine win over promotion-chasing Brentford.

Midfielders Sam Clucas and Nick Powell were both doubts for that fixture, but were included in the starting line-up as a lone goal from Lee Gregory proved decisive.

Indeed, O’Neill was able to field an unchanged team against the Bees and could do so again.

Saturday’s victory eased the Potters five points clear of the bottom three and across the finishing line, although their manager was in no mood to celebrate that as any kind of achievement.

Championship Betting Tips: Nottingham Forest v Stoke

Date published: 7/21/2020 9:17:24 PM

Championship Betting Tips: Nottingham Forest v Stoke

Nottingham Forest need just a point to confirm their place in the play-offs in this final day fixture at home to Stoke. But the visitors have recent experience of being party-poopers, coming into this trip off the back of an excellent 1-0 win over in-form promotion-chasing Brentford.

Sabri Lamouchi’s side have been in the top six almost all season, but could potentially fall away at the final hurdle after failing to win their last five matches. 

 

But it’s been three draws in that time, and one more point would book their place in the play-offs, while chasers Swansea need to win, hope Forest lose here, and overhaul a five-goal swing in goal difference if they’re to overtake them at the very last here. It appears a tall order. 

 

Regardless of those permutations, Lamouchi will be hoping his side regain a bit of form, confidence and positivity ahead of the season-defining play-offs - while anything less than a win could see them fall behind Cardiff down to sixth and play a potentially trickier semi-final against whoever finishes third.

 

The latest result is bound to have knocked their confidence, with bottom-placed Barnsley scoring a well-deserved last-minute winner to beat them 1-0. 

 

Stoke, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last three outings, with three wins from the last five, including a hard-fought defensive masterclass to beat Brentford 1-0 on Saturday - denying a side chasing the top two that came into the clash off the back of eight consecutive wins and the best goalscoring record in the division. 

 

Lewis Grabban is up to an excellent tally of 20 goals this season - two more goals would see him draw level with his best-ever individual tally of 22 for Bournemouth back in the 2013-14 season, while a hat-trick would see him surpass it. The Forest striker is 13/10 to score anytime, 7/1 to grab a brace and a massive 33/1 to notch a hat-trick.

 

We recommend backing Nottingham Forest to see this over the line, in spite of their recent struggles. 

 

Stoke have put in some good performances and picked up good results of late, but those have tended to come at the Bet365 Stadium  - they’ve failed to win their last eight away matches, and only Barnsley have taken fewer points on the road this season. The hosts are priced at 6/5 to win. 

 

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

 

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Simulation

Stoke City vs Nottingham Forest

There is a 29.1% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Nottingham Forest, at 45.9%, are heavy favorites to beat Stoke City who have a 25.0% chance.
In simulation wins, Stoke City upsets Nottingham Forest by averaging 8.0 shots and 3.2 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Nottingham Forest 1.4 to Stoke City 0.9.

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 46
  • City Ground
  • Gavin Ward
  • 22 Jul, 19:30

Predictions

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Stoke City Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
S. Vokes 0.99 0.34 0.11 10.78%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Leeds United 46 28 9 9 77 35 42 93
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 17 7 77 45 32 83
3 Brentford 46 24 9 13 80 38 42 81
4 Fulham 46 23 12 11 64 48 16 81
5 Cardiff City 46 19 16 11 68 58 10 73
6 Swansea City 46 18 16 12 62 53 9 70
7 Nottingham Forest 46 18 16 12 58 50 8 70
8 Millwall 46 17 17 12 57 51 6 68
9 Preston North End 46 18 12 16 59 54 5 66
10 Derby County 46 17 13 16 62 64 -2 64
11 Blackburn Rovers 46 17 12 17 66 63 3 63
12 Bristol City 46 17 12 17 60 65 -5 63
13 Wigan Athletic 46 15 14 17 57 56 1 59
14 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 76 -9 58
15 Reading 46 15 11 20 59 58 1 56
16 Stoke City 46 16 8 22 62 68 -6 56
17 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 11 20 58 66 -8 56
18 Middlesbrough 46 13 14 19 48 61 -13 53
19 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 52 70 -18 51
20 Luton Town 46 14 9 23 54 82 -28 51
21 Birmingham City 46 12 14 20 54 75 -21 50
22 Barnsley 46 12 13 21 49 69 -20 49
23 Charlton Athletic 46 12 12 22 50 65 -15 48
24 Hull City 46 12 9 25 57 87 -30 45
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Nottingham Forest

Stoke City

  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 46
  • 18
  • 16
  • 12
  • 70
  • 7
  • 46
  • 16
  • 8
  • 22
  • 56
  • 16
  • Away Record
  • 23
  • 10
  • 5
  • 8
  • 35
  • 7
  • 23
  • 11
  • 3
  • 9
  • 36
  • 16
  • Home Record
  • 23
  • 8
  • 11
  • 4
  • 35
  • 7
  • 23
  • 5
  • 5
  • 13
  • 20
  • 16
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 27
  • 31
  • 58
  • 36
  • 26
  • 62
  • Average Goal For
  • 0
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • -16
  • -6
  • Goal Against
  • 27
  • 23
  • 50
  • 26
  • 42
  • 68
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 70
  • 7
  • 8
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
  • 56
  • 16
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 70
  • 7
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
  • 56
  • 16
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 70
  • 7
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 56
  • 16

Recent Head-to-Head Results

22-Jul-2020
Nottingham Forest 1-4 Stoke City
27-Sep-2019
Stoke City 2-3 Nottingham Forest
02-Mar-2019
Stoke City 2-0 Nottingham Forest
10-Nov-2018
Nottingham Forest 0-0 Stoke City
26-Sep-2018
Nottingham Forest 3-2 Stoke City

Nottingham Forest Last 5 Games

19/09/2020
Nottingham Forest 0-2 Cardiff City
L
12/09/2020
Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Nottingham Forest
L
05/09/2020
Barnsley 1-0 Nottingham Forest
L
29/08/2020
Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
W
22/07/2020
Nottingham Forest 1-4 Stoke City
L

Stoke City Last 5 Games

17/09/2020
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Stoke City
W
12/09/2020
Millwall 0-0 Stoke City
D
05/09/2020
Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United
W
29/08/2020
Stoke City 5-4 Blackpool FC
W
22/08/2020
Stoke City 0-1 Burton Albion
L

Lineups

Nottingham Forest
(4-4-2)
Stoke City
(4-4-2)
  • 0. J. Smith

  • 4. J. Worrall

  • 3. Tobias Figueiredo Goal

  • 2. Yuri Ribeiro

    90'
  • 11. M. Cash

  • 21. S. Sow

    24'
  • 8. B. Watson

  • 0. R. Yates

    80'
  • 11. S. Ameobi

  • 23. J. Lolley

  • 7. L. Grabban

Substitutes

  • 43. G. Shelvey

  • 16. C. Jenkinson

  • 20. M. Dawson

  • 28. Tiago Silva

    24'
  • 0. B. Johnson

  • 13. J. Bostock

  • 19. T. Walker

  • 9. Nuno Da Costa

  • 17. A. Mighten

    90'
  • 16. A. Davies

  • 15. B. Martins Indi

  • 12. J. Chester

  • 6. D. Batth Goal

  • 14. T. Smith

  • 11. J. McClean Goal

  • 24. J. Cousins Yellow Card

  • 34. J. Thompson

    62'
  • 25. N. Powell

  • 19. L. Gregory Goal

    82'
  • 9. S. Vokes

Substitutes

  • 1. J. Butland

  • 99. Porter Adam

  • 35. J. Tymon

  • 5. L. Lindsay

  • 37. N. Collins

  • 33. L. Sørensen

    62'
  • 20. T. Oakley-Boothe

    71'
  • 7. T. Ince

    82'
  • 26. T. Campbell

Live Match Stats

Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest
Stoke City Stoke City
6
Corners
4
5
Shots On Target
4
63
Possession
37
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
12
Shots Off Target
5
100
Attacks
102
60
Dangerous
27

Statistics

Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest
Stoke City Stoke City
46
Games Played
46

Results

Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest
Stoke City Stoke City
18
Wins
16
16
Draws
8
12
Lossed
22

Goal Scoring

Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest
Stoke City Stoke City
58
Goals Scored
62
1.26
Average Goals Per Game
1.35
40
More > 2.5 Goals
53
1
More > 3 Goals
5
10
Won More > 1 Goal
14

Other

Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest
Stoke City Stoke City
50
Goals Conceded
68
9
Did Not Score
16
53
Both Teams Scored
47
14
Clean Sheets
12
12
Won Without Conceding
8

Nottingham Forest v Stoke City

    Nottingham Forest 1-4 Stoke City - Match Report

    Date published: 7/23/2020 11:34:23 AM

     Nottingham Forest 1-4 Stoke City - Match Report

    Forest miss out on play-offs to Swansea following heavy defeat by Stoke

    A 4-1 home defeat to Stoke saw Nottingham Forest miss out on the play-offs by one goal on an evening of high drama in the Sky Bet Championship.

    Sabri Lamouchi’s team went into the final round of fixtures firmly in the driving seat as his side, Cardiff and Swansea all tried to cement a top-six finish.

    The Reds, without a play-off campaign since 2010/11, could even afford to lose as long as there was not a dramatic swing with Swansea. However, that is exactly what happened.

    Danny Batth put Stoke in front after 19 minutes but Forest equalised through Tobias Figueiredo just after the hour.

    Goals from James McClean, Lee Gregory and an own goal by Joia Nuno Da Costa saw Forest slump to a 4-1 defeat while Swansea won by the same scoreline at Reading and leapfrogged Lamouchi’s team in dramatic fashion.

    It will be a huge disappointment for Forest but Stoke finish the season with 56 points – a point more than they won last season – and that is some achievement considering the Potters had eight from 15 games when Michael O’Neill was appointed as manager in November.

    Stoke had to make a late change to their team after Nick Powell was injured in the warm-up, with Tashan Oakley-Boothe coming into the starting line-up for his first action since March.

    Whether it disrupted the visitors is hard to say but Forest started well and only a fine reflex save from Adam Davies denied Sammy Ameobi an early opening goal. Ryan Yates was unable to turn in the rebound.

    Jordan Thompson then made a last-ditch block right in front of the goal line as Lewis Grabban, with Davies beaten, looked certain to score.

    It was against the run of play when Stoke went in front and Oakley-Boothe was involved. His quick thinking saw a corner taken short and Thompson swung in a cross for Batth to plant a header into the net from close range.

    Forest spurned a glorious opportunity to equalise just before the half hour. Joe Lolley timed his run to beat the offside trap and was one-on-one with Davies but tried to tee-up Grabban rather than shoot himself and Bruno Martins Indi was able to make a challenge and hook the ball away.

    Tiago Silva and Lolley went close with long-range efforts for Forest just before half-time, while Lee Gregory did likewise for Stoke at the start of the second half.

    Another crucial challenge, this time by Batth, denied Grabban when he tried to turn in Silva’s cross.

    However, Forest would not be denied much longer and they equalised just after the hour. Lolley’s delivery from the corner was exemplary, bent with pace and purpose towards the far post, and Figueiredo headed the ball over the line from inside the six-yard box.

    Stoke went back in front after 73 minutes. McClean was judged to be onside when he tapped home the ball at the far post after Josh Tymon’s shot was parried by the goalkeeper.

    Five minutes later, it was 3-1. The goal was almost a carbon copy of Tymon’s but this time it was his low cross that was turned it by Gregory.

    At around the same time, Swansea scored to lead 3-1 at Reading. Forest’s play-off hopes were now on a knife-edge. Another goal for the Swans or a fourth for Stoke would see the Reds miss out.

    Forest’s hearts were in their mouths when Tymon broke clear and his deflected shot went narrowly over the crossbar.

    At the Madejski, however, Swansea had scored and news had clearly reached the Forest bench. Forest had to score but as they pushed for the goal they were caught on the break and Nuno Da Costa turned the ball into his own net to seal their fate.

    Lineups

    Stoke City

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 16. A. Davies

    • 15. B. Martins Indi

    • 12. J. Chester

    • 6. D. Batth Goal

    • 14. T. Smith

    • 11. J. McClean Goal

    • 24. J. Cousins Yellow Card

    • 34. J. Thompson

      62'
    • 25. N. Powell

    • 19. L. Gregory Goal

      82'
    • 9. S. Vokes

    Substitutes

    • 1. J. Butland

    • 99. Porter Adam

    • 35. J. Tymon

    • 5. L. Lindsay

    • 37. N. Collins

    • 33. L. Sørensen

      62'
    • 20. T. Oakley-Boothe

      71'
    • 7. T. Ince

      82'
    • 26. T. Campbell