NFFC v BHAFC (4/3/17) | Match Preview

Brighton will look to bounce back from defeat on Tuesday, by claiming all 3 points when they travel to the Midlands to take on Nottingham Forest.

Nott’m Forest News;

Nott’m Forest will be without Michael Mancienne, Jack Hobbs Matt Mills, Hildeberto Pereira and Matt Fryatt, but hope both Chris Cohen and Armand Traore will be in contention to start after overcoming injuries. Forest drew 0-0 last time out with Wigan, their first point in 4 games after 3 straight defeats prior to the game. Britt Assombalonga is the top scorer for the Reds with 9 goals this term.

Form; W, W, L, L, L, D

FACT; Forest have made the most line-up changes in the Championship this season (114).

Brighton News;

Brighton will be without Seb Pocognoli after the defender was forced off in the 2-1 defeat against Newcastle, but hope Liam Rosenior will be fit enough to take his place at left-back. Gaetan Bong and Niki Maenpaa are closing in on a return, but won’t feature. Brighton lost top spot after their defeat against Newcastle on Tuesday; a Glenn Murray penalty was cancelled out by Mo Diame and Ayoze Perez goals. Murray has now scored 17 goals this season, and is the top scorer for the Seagulls.

Form; D, W, D, W, W, L

FACT; Brighton haven’t lost back to back league games since September, although it was directly after playing Newcastle.

Last Time We Met: BHAFC [3]-[0] NFFC (12/8/16);

Goals from Anthony Knockaert and a brace from Murray, meant that Brighton came away with their first win of the season

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 11 of the 36 meetings previous, while Forest have claimed victory 15 times. Albion are unbetaen in their last 6 visits to the City Ground, and have won the last 3 meetings between the sides.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Rosenior;

Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, March;

Baldock, Hemed

Prediction;

Forest 0-2 Brighton

 

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