Stoke City – Nottingham Forest, Championship Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR STOKE - NOTTINGHAM
The tension in Stoke City is huge. The team has been in the Premier League for many years and has been stable there. For many of those years, potters didn’t even look at the relegation zone. Of course, under mismanagement there is nowhere else to go except down. Now, for the first time, they are facing relegation even in League 1. They have not won since the beginning of the season. From their 8 games so far they have recorded only 2 points, and in the week they were eliminated in penalties and in the League Cup.
Forrest is pretty confident. We should not forget that this team is constantly investing every summer and the goal is to invariably reach the Premier League at some point, why not this season? They were beaten by Arsenal 0-5 during the week for the League Cup, but that doesn’t matter. The important thing is that they have only 1 loss since the beginning of the league, which is far in the past and are currently in the top 6 as they have already had matches with some very tough opponents.
Expert view : It is strange here that Stoke are favored, given that this team really has no win since the beginning of the season. However, they score goals, which is an important factor in our prediction. This match is complicated because Stoke are unpredictable. With them, every match can be decisive for the future of the club. Nottingham have not played a game without scoring a goal since the start of the season. We think they will be able to score against Stoke’s vile defense, but the potters are unlikely to surrender without a fight. Prediction – BTTS at 1.80.
Stoke has only had one clean sheet since the start of the season
Nottingham have only one clean sheet as a guest in the league
STOKE TEAM NEWS
Nathan Collins (4/0 D), Joseph Allen (7/0 M), Ryan Shawcross (0/0 D) are out.
NOTTINGHAM TEAM NEWS
Michael Hefele (0/0 D), Ryan Yates (0/0 M), Carl Jenkinson (3/0 D), Tendayi Darikwa (0/0 D), Yohan Benalouane (0/0 D) are out. John Bostock (1/0 M), Alfa Semedo (8/1 M), Rafa Mir (4/0 F), Joe Lolley (7/1 F) are under question.