Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s FA Cup clash between Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, including predictions, team news and possible teams.
It is intended to cause lightning to strike twice within FA Cup drama, Nottingham Forest recipient City of Bristol in the third round of the fourth round at the City Ground.
Nuno Espirito SantoThe men played out a goalless draw with their Championship counterparts at Ashton Gate on January 26, but both sides have had their pasts when it comes to a second cherry-picked victory.
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16 shots were fired at the Ashton Gate stadium in the first meeting between Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, but no player ended up picking the ball up in the back of the net, and the draw was a good result considering. .
The two outfits were level on points with 50% apiece, and the forgettable fixture marks the second game of a four-game winless streak for Forest, whose new manager’s hit under Santo now looks tired.
The narrow losses to Brentford and Arsenal came either side of their rivalry at Ashton Gate, and Forest will be forced to do so hard to take part in Bournemouth’s Premier League clash on Sunday. Callum Hudson-Odoi‘s exquisite curler has been discontinued Justin Kluivertopener first.
Even playing the last 15 minutes with an extra person like Philip Billing given a straight red card, Santo’s men could not do better and remain in danger near the top of the table, sitting in 16th place and just two points ahead of Everton in the relegation zone.
Arsenal’s midweek win at the City Ground condemned the Tricky Trees to a fifth loss from their last seven games in all competitions, and they made it four in the FA Cup thanks to victory over Blackpool in the third round. rematch, Bristol City have also announced a return match partnership as early as 2024.
In their latest bid to become FA Cup winners for the first time, the Robins saw off Forest’s Premier League counterparts West Ham United with a 1-0 win at Ashton Gate, a result that resulted in a draw. Liam Manning last laugh against his former club.
However, the memorable thrashing of the Europa Conference League winners represents Bristol City’s only win in their last nine games in all competitions, as they shared the spoils with Forest, Watford and Coventry City before playing Leeds United in the competition on Friday.
When it’s quiet Wilfried Gnonto netted in Ashton’s goal, a 1-0 scoreline that no doubt pleased the Robins, who carved out an opener of their own accord. Daniel FarkeThe soldiers were tireless and armed with firearms Max O’Leary thanks for keeping the ratio to the personal goal.
Sitting in an unsurprising 14th place in the Championship table, Bristol City are now aiming to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for the fourth time in six months, and have won their last three fourth round games since being knocked out by Burnley. at this time in 2016-17.
A lackluster run of wins in their last 11 away games won’t fill the Robins’ faithful with unbridled optimism, however, and on the last four occasions they have faced Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, they have been sent off. packing all four.
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Bournemouth midfielder Billings was ruled out at the weekend due to a nasty problem in the back of Hudson-Odoi’s leg, which the former Chelsea striker tried to shake off, but was eventually forced to leave his place on the pitch. Rodrigo Ribeiro.
Whether Hudson-Odoi’s injury is serious enough to rule him out on Wednesday remains to be seen, but Forest will be without him. Divock Origi (groin), and the finalists in the Africa Cup of Nations World Life, Willy Boly and Ibrahim Sangare.
Following Senegal’s exclusion from the game, Forest conceded Cheikhou Kouyate to stay close to home after the death of his father, and it is unclear whether the midfielder will return in time for the visit to Bristol City.
Another blow comes in the form of a suspension Nicholas Dominguez and Ryan Yateswho was held for a long time in the waist Chris Wood and January has arrived Matz Sels, Giovanni Reyna and Ribeiro, no one will appear for not registering the original tie.
While Bristol City have no international arrivals for the game, Burnley loanee Scott Twine he is not due to attend, having traveled to Hull City in the third round of the competition before heading south, but the midfielder is struggling with a thigh problem anyway.
Mark Sykes (hamstring) and Rob Atkinson (ACL) are both back in training but should not be in contention for midweek games, right Ayman Benarous (ACL) and Kal Naismith (hamstring) are recovering from their problems.
Manning is no longer without options, though, and that’s what he likes Taylor Gardner-Hickman and Anis Mehmeti – all who started the first meeting with Forest – could be called upon to strengthen the XI.
Nottingham Forest who could start in the lineup:
Turner; Montiel, Omobamidele, Philip, Toffolo; Danilo, Murillo; Garden, Gibbs-White, Tavares; These ones
Bristol City expected to start:
O’Leary; Tanner, Dickie, Vyner; McCrorie, Gardner-Hickman, James, Pring; Knight, Mehmet; Conway
We say: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City
Forest may not be as prolific in the final third as they were in the early days of Santo’s reign – their attacking display at Ashton’s goal has not changed – and the abundance of new options is not what the doctor ordered.
However, facing a tricky Bristol City side on the road and having only one chance to lose against Leeds, Forest can show the same success to the Robins on the way to a fantastic fifth meeting with Manchester United.
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