Match Preview – Birmingham City vs Nottingham Forest   Leave a comment


  By hootie63 (Member of birminghamcityforum.co.uk)

Chris Hughtons 3rd placed Birmingham City will be going into the match looking to extend their unbeaten run to 16 games and preserve their unbeaten home record this season when they welcome Nottingham Forest to St Andrews.

With Steve Cotterill‘s Nottingham Forest struggling at the wrong end of the table any points they can take away from their host’s ground would be a welcome Bonus in their battle to avoid relegation.

Both teams will be coming into the game on the back of good away wins so we could be set for an interesting game with Forest certain to try and contain what could be a rampant Blues attack at times to ensure that they at least take a point away with them.

Chris Hughton will be able to field a near full strength team with Nikola Zigic, Guirane N’Daw, both possibly could return to the squad after recovering from injuries and new loan signings Erik Huseklepp and Andros Townsend could also be added, the only certain absentee is Stephen Carr (knee).

Steve Cotterill has less of a selection problem with so many injuries to his team he is down to the bare bones with Radi Majewski and David McGoldrick joining Ishmael Miller, Marlon Harewood, Matt Derbyshire and Brendan Moloney on their lengthening injury list and missing out this weekend. On the plus side they will be able to welcome back Greg Cunningham in to the squad for the game .

With Cotterill saying “We are going to go there looking to do well in the game and will try our utmost to get a positive result.”

Stats Head to Head : @ Birmingham —
Birmingham City wins 20 … Nottingham Forest wins 18 … Drawn 12

Possible teams

Birmingham City : Myhill , Spector , Caldwell , Davies , Murphy , Fahey , Gomis , Burke , Mutch , King , Huseklepp

Nottingham Forest : Camp , Chambers , Wotton , Higginbotham , Elokobi , Gunter , Moussi , Guedioura , McCleary , Reid , Tudgay

Referee : Roger East

Prediction : Birmingham City 4 Nottingham Forest 1

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