Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest: Preview, team news and predicted line-up

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Bournemouth will be looking to continue their winning streak as they host Nottingham Forest at the Vitality Stadium in the Championship. The two teams last met in the league back in August last year. Nottingham Forest lost the game 1-2. Bournemouth’s Brooks scored a goal in the first half and got sent off in the second. Scott Mckenna equalized for the home side only for Philip Billing to score the eventual winner in the 58th minute.

Nottingham Forest have failed to beat Bournemouth in their last three games. Their last win against Bournemouth in a competitive game came in February 2015.

Bournemouth have found their feet again in the league. They have won three games back to back in the league, which masks their FA Cup exit at the hands of Boreham Wood.

The Cherries edged past Blackpool in their last game with a narrow 1-2 win. New signing Siriki Dembele netted the winner in the 95th minute. This win means they remain 2nd on the table with 58 points, 6 points behind league leader Fulham and 4 ahead of Blackburn Rovers in the 3rd place.

Bournemouth Championship form: L L W W W

The away side are enjoying a great run of form. They have only lost one of their last eight games in all competitions. This includes their incredible run in the FA Cup where they knocked out Arsenal and Leicester City with a 1-0 and 4-1 win respectively.

Forest left it late in their last game against Stoke City as they managed to get a point with a late equalizer from Ryan Yates. They now sit 7th on the table with 47 points, 2 points behind Middlesbrough and the knock-off places.

Nottingham Forest Championship form: W W L W D

Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest: Team news


Kieffer Moore, Gary Cahill, Ryan Christie, Robert Brady, Junior Stanislas, and Ethan Laird conclude the long injury list for Bournemouth. They are all expected to miss out on this game.

Jamal Lowe might get a start for the Cherries. Jefferson Lerma is suspended and will play no part in this game.

Possible Bournemouth starting line-up

Mark Travers; Jordan Zemura, Nathaniel Philipps, Lloyd Kelly, Jack Stacey; Todd Cantwell, Lewis Cook, Philip Billing; Jaidon Anthony, Siriki Dembélé, Dominic Solanke

Nottingham Forest

The away side will be without the services of Loic Mbe Soh and Lewis Grabban as both miss out due to injuries.

Brince Samba will be serving the ban from the red card against Stoke City. Ethan Horvath will be replacing him in the goal.

Possible Nottingham Forest starting line-up

Ethan Horvath; Scott McKenna, Steve Cook, Joe Worrall; Max Lowe, Philip Zinckernagel, Jack Colback, James Garner, Djed Spence; Brennan Johnson, Keinan Davis

Our prediction

Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest

This will be an interesting game between two sides that are enjoying a good run of form. The game will be a close one with both teams capable of winning all three points. Bournemouth are the superior team on the table and have won three consecutive matches coming into this game. But all their wins came against the teams in the lower half of the table.

Nottingham Forest have also just lost one of their last eight games and will believe they can come out of the Vitality Stadium with at least a point. With both the teams in fine form, the game promises some high-quality Football.

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