Championship match preview: Bristol City versus Nottingham Forest

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium (21497 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Championship table so far. Here's the Bristol City - Nottingham Forest latest:

Insights:
  • Bristol City have the most conceded goals in the first half (30) in Championship
  • Nottingham Forest have the fewest dropped points from leading position (4) in Championship

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Bristol City form and stats

Bristol City have collected 23 points from their Championship home games so far after 7-2-11. Bristol are slowly digging their own grave here at Ashton Gate Stadium with the depressing streak of not having won a home league game in seven attempts. The last victory here came in the Huddersfield Town match. Bristol has three losses from their three previous games and the tension is increasing in the dressing room for both the manager N. Pearson and the players.

The fans are hoping that Bristol will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-3 away loss in the Championship game against Coventry City (placed 20th). Before that game, the home loss against Stoke City with the scoreline 0-2.

Bristol have scored 15 league goals here from 20 matches, not a lot. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Bristol have conceded 24 goals.

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Nottingham Forest form and stats

6 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses. That’s the product of Nottingham Forest playing as the away team in the Championship this season.

Nottingham are travelling after their nice 3-1 home win in the Championship against Queens Park Rangers (placed 12th). Before that one, a nice away victory 1-0 at Cardiff City.

The visitors have scored 15 goals from 20 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As opposed to that, Nottingham have seen the ball go into their own net 20 times on the road. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Nottingham Forest - Bristol City 1-2 entered in the official records. Last ten meetings between the teams: Bristol won five, Nottingham Forest won two and three draws. four games with over 2,5 goals, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

BristolN. Wells
N. Wells
9 goals
Bristol CityF. Diedhiou
F. Diedhiou
8 goals
Nottingham ForestL. Grabban
L. Grabban
4 goals

Bristol City missing players

Nottingham Forest missing players

Bristol City Nottingham Forest
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
40 20 5 Played P 6 20 40
15 7 1 Won W 1 6 12
4 2 0 Drew D 3 5 12
21 11 4 Lost L 2 9 16
40 15 2 Scored S 4 15 34
55 24 7 Conceded C 6 20 39
95% 95% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 90%
72% 70% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 60% 62%
42% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 15% 22%
20% 5% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 8%
5% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
40% 30% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 35% 40%
22% 25% 20% Clean Sheets C S 17% 25% 30%
42% 50% 80% Failed to Score F T 33% 40% 40%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.3 1.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.6 1.6
1 1 1 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
7.9 8.8 6.8 Shots (avg) S ( 7.5 9.8 11.3
2.5 2.5 1.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.3 2.3 3
39% 29% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 33% 28%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Bristol City have the most conceded goals in the first half (30) in Championship
  • Nottingham Forest have the fewest dropped points from leading position (4) in Championship
  • Nottingham Forest haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 39 25 9 5 57 28 19 12 6 1 27 10 20 13 3 4 30 18 29 84
2 Watford 40 23 10 7 57 27 20 16 2 2 39 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 30 79
3 Brentford 38 19 12 7 66 40 18 10 6 2 35 19 20 9 6 5 31 21 26 69
4 Swansea City 39 20 9 10 45 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 19 9 4 6 22 19 14 69
5 Barnsley 40 20 8 12 52 44 20 10 5 5 25 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 8 68
6 Reading 40 19 9 12 56 43 20 12 1 7 32 22 20 7 8 5 24 21 13 66
7 AFC Bournemouth 39 18 11 10 60 38 20 12 3 5 36 20 19 6 8 5 24 18 22 65
8 Cardiff City 40 16 10 14 55 43 20 7 4 9 32 22 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 58
9 Millwall 40 14 16 10 41 37 20 6 10 4 19 16 20 8 6 6 22 21 4 58
10 Middlesbrough 40 16 9 15 48 43 20 10 4 6 26 19 20 6 5 9 22 24 5 57
11 Stoke City 40 14 13 13 45 44 20 9 4 7 27 23 20 5 9 6 18 21 1 55
12 Queens Park Rangers 39 14 11 14 43 46 20 9 4 7 24 22 19 5 7 7 19 24 -3 53
13 Luton Town 39 14 8 17 32 45 19 7 6 6 23 22 20 7 2 11 9 23 -13 50
14 Bristol City 40 15 4 21 40 55 20 7 2 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 49
15 Nottingham Forest 40 12 12 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 20 6 5 9 15 20 -5 48
16 Preston North End 40 14 6 20 41 50 20 5 5 10 16 19 20 9 1 10 25 31 -9 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 40 12 10 18 50 45 20 6 7 7 25 23 20 6 3 11 25 22 5 46
18 Huddersfield Town 38 11 10 17 42 53 19 8 5 6 26 19 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 43
19 Derby County 40 11 10 19 30 45 20 6 6 8 16 20 20 5 4 11 14 25 -15 43
20 Coventry City 39 10 12 17 35 52 20 8 7 5 22 20 19 2 5 12 13 32 -17 42
21 Birmingham City 39 10 11 18 29 50 20 5 3 12 15 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -21 41
22 Rotherham United 36 10 5 21 38 51 18 4 3 11 21 29 18 6 2 10 17 22 -13 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 39 11 8 20 33 48 19 7 6 6 20 14 20 4 2 14 13 34 -15 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 40 8 9 23 29 61 20 5 5 10 13 24 20 3 4 13 16 37 -32 33

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.