Championship match prediction and preview for Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City clash

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: The City Ground (30603 seats)

After the first game it's Nottingham Forest - Cardiff City 0-0 in points. Who will triumph in this second Championship game of the season?

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Nottingham Forest form and stats

Nottingham Forest are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-2 away versus Queens Park Rangers. Heartbreak before that as Nottingham Forest lost 0-1 at Barnsley's place.

Last season, Nottingham Forest's league statistics were 18 wins, 16 draws and 12 losses, resulting in a 7th position in the Championship. Over these 46 matches they scored 58 goals and conceded 50. Playing at home last season Nottingham Forest managed 10-5-8 (win-draw-lost) with 27 goals and 27 conceded.

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Cardiff City form and stats

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Championship home defeat versus Sheffield Wednesday with 0-2 on the scoreboard. Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting Northampton Town's place.

Let's have a look at how Cardiff City performed last season in the Championship: They landed a 5th position in the league table after playing out 19 victories, 16 draws and 11 defeats. In total they scored 68 and conceded 58 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 8 - drew 7 and lost 8 with 33/37 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: one - one - eight (Nottingham wins - draws - Cardiff City wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Nottingham Forest missing players

Cardiff City missing players

Nottingham Forest Cardiff City
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
2 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 2
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
100% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 100%
 
2 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 4
4 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 6
2 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
6 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 7
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 2
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Nottingham Forest Last season Cardiff City
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
46 23   Played P   24 48
18 10   Won W   9 20
16 5   Drew D   7 16
12 8   Lost L   8 12
58 27   Scored S   35 70
50 27   Conceded C   38 61
96% 96%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   96% 92%
67% 61%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 75%
41% 43%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   58% 52%
24% 26%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   38% 29%
7% 9%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 15%
54% 43%   BTTS BTTS   58% 56%
30% 35%   Clean Sheets C S   25% 29%
20% 26%   Failed to Score F T   21% 23%
 
5.5 6.7   Corners for (avg) C F   5 4.6
6.2 5.1   Corners against (avg) C A   6 5.6
1.7 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.7 1.6
1 0   Red cards R C   1 2
 
591 325   Total Shots T S   282 563
152 80   Shots on Target S O   94 182
38% 34%   Goal Efficiency G E   37% 38%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Queens Park Rangers 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 Reading 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3 AFC Bournemouth 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
4 Bristol City 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
5 Birmingham City 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
6 Luton Town 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 Norwich City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Rotherham United 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
9 Swansea City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
10 Watford 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
11 Millwall 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Stoke City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 Blackburn Rovers 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
14 Coventry City 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Barnsley 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
16 Brentford 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Huddersfield Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
18 Middlesbrough 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
19 Preston North End 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
20 Wycombe Wanderers 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
21 Cardiff City 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
22 Derby County 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
23 Nottingham Forest 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 -9
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 46 28 9 9 77 35 23 15 5 3 40 14 23 13 4 6 37 21 42 93
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 17 7 77 45 23 10 10 3 44 27 23 12 7 4 33 18 32 83
3 Brentford 46 24 9 13 80 38 23 14 5 4 44 18 23 10 4 9 36 20 42 81
4 Fulham 46 23 12 11 64 48 23 15 2 6 40 26 23 8 10 5 24 22 16 81
5 Cardiff City 46 19 16 11 68 58 23 11 9 3 35 21 23 8 7 8 33 37 10 73
6 Swansea City 46 18 16 12 62 53 23 10 5 8 27 23 23 8 11 4 35 30 9 70
7 Nottingham Forest 46 18 16 12 58 50 23 10 5 8 27 27 23 8 11 4 31 23 8 70
8 Millwall 46 17 17 12 57 51 23 10 8 5 33 25 23 7 9 7 24 26 6 68
9 Preston North End 46 18 12 16 59 54 23 12 4 7 39 29 23 6 8 9 20 25 5 66
10 Derby County 46 17 13 16 62 64 23 11 8 4 33 21 23 6 5 12 29 43 -2 64
11 Blackburn Rovers 46 17 12 17 66 63 23 10 9 4 33 24 23 7 3 13 33 39 3 63
12 Bristol City 46 17 12 17 60 65 23 8 7 8 30 33 23 9 5 9 30 32 -5 63
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 76 23 9 5 9 42 42 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9 58
14 Reading 46 15 11 20 59 58 23 7 4 12 26 34 23 8 7 8 33 24 1 56
15 Stoke City 46 16 8 22 62 68 23 11 3 9 36 26 23 5 5 13 26 42 -6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 11 20 58 66 23 7 7 9 19 30 23 8 4 11 39 36 -8 56
17 Middlesbrough 46 13 14 19 48 61 23 6 8 9 20 29 23 7 6 10 28 32 -13 53
18 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 52 70 23 8 6 9 26 30 23 5 6 12 26 40 -18 51
19 Luton Town 46 14 9 23 54 82 23 8 7 8 33 37 23 6 2 15 21 45 -28 51
20 Birmingham City 46 12 14 20 54 75 23 6 7 10 33 42 23 6 7 10 21 33 -21 50
21 Barnsley 46 12 13 21 49 69 23 7 9 7 29 33 23 5 4 14 20 36 -20 49
22 Charlton Athletic 46 12 12 22 50 65 23 8 6 9 28 27 23 4 6 13 22 38 -15 48
23 Wigan Athletic 46 15 14 17 57 56 23 10 7 6 33 23 23 5 7 11 24 33 1 47
24 Hull City 46 12 9 25 57 87 23 7 3 13 29 37 23 5 6 12 28 50 -30 45

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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.