Brighton vs Nottingham Forest:
England – Championship.
Date: Friday, 12 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Falmer Stadium, Brighton.
Brighton and Hove Albion will welcome Nottingham Forest at AMEX Stadium on Saturday for their second game of the Championship 2016/2017 season.
Hove Albion may not have had the opening game they desired last week, but they were lucky to have drawn against Derby County. Their shot stopper David Stockdale was instrumental in the game, as he helped them to a draw.
The home team Manager Chris Hughton will want to avoid missing out on play-offs as they did last season, or push them selves to automatic promotion this season.
The visitors Nottingham Forest put in a fantastic display last week in their 4-3 win against newly promoted side Burton Albion. Goals from Thomas Lahm, Oliver Burke and Assombalonga’s brace gave the forest boys their desired win. Forest will hope to claim another 3 points again this weekend.
Brighton: Team News
Chris Hughton will be without long term absentees Soly March nd Uwe Hunemeier when his side welcome Nottingham Forest to the Falmer Stadium on Friday night.
While Dale Stephens, who had served his suspension after sitting out against Derby is carrying a knock and is a major doubt for Saturday’s game.
Brighton: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Stockdale – Bong, Dunk, Bruno, Rosenior – Skalak, Kayal, Sidwell, Knockaert – Murray, Hemad.
Nottingham Forest: Team News
Defender Daniel Cox is suspended, while striker Matty Fryatt and Goalkeeper Dorus De Vries are injured. Dexter Blackstock, Michael Mancienne and Tyler Walker could also miss here after falling short on fitness.
The new signing Pajtim Kasami, who came on from the substitute bench against Burton Albion last weekend is expected to hand his first start. While the fellow new signings Damien Perquis and Armand Traore are also in contention for a start.
Nottingham Forest: Predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)
Henderson – Iacovitti, Mills, Lam, Pereira – Lansbury – Osborn, Cash, Kasami, Burke – Assombalonga.
Brighton vs Nottingham Forest: Head to Head
- In the 26 previous games played between these two teams, Brighton have won 9 while Nottingham have won 10 times.
- Both fixtures of the 2015/16 Championship was won by Brighton by a 1 goal margin.
- At American Express community Stadium, both teams have shared the wins with 5 each and left the remaining 3 to draw.
Brighton vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
Forest’s last game have shown they meant business and look like the favourites in the game. Nevertheless, the home teams are not to be overlooked. It might interest you that they ended last season with 11 game unbeaten streak.
Brighton could narrowly edge this,but this is going to be a tricky affair. Both sides are expected to adopt a direct approach and there are some quality players in the attack. The match is expected to see at least 3 goals and both teams to score is a certain.
Brighton vs Nottingham Forest: Tips
- Brighton Win/Draw.
- Over 2.5 goals.