Nottingham Forest welcomes Hull City in a match of the 31st round of the English Championship.
Nottingham Forest: The hosts are currently in the 16th position in the league, with 35 points won, after 11 wins, 2 draws and 17 losses. The league position of Nottingham Forest may be flattering, the performances not quite justifying their points tally. However, they will be seeking to improve on their defeat (2-0) to Fulham in the previous round. Although they have lost last 4 home matches, with help from the supporters, they usually make good use of the home advantage.
Hull City: The away team is taking the 22nd position of the table, with 26 points won, after 5 wins, 11 draws and 14 losses. They head into this game after a defeat (2-1) in an away match against Preston. Also, Hull is looking over their shoulders after a torrid run of form in which they have failed to win in nine league games. Besides, If they are to avoid successive relegations to League One, then a victory over an inconsistent, mid-table Nottingham is crucial.
Conclusion: The two sides meet just 14 days after Hull beat (2-1) Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. Nottingham has won only twice in their last ten meetings against Hull but were winners (3-2) in the October reverse fixture. According to Hull’s only last five away games, they are rock bottom of the Championship on zero points, with just one goal scored in that time. Although the away team desperately needs a win the host should control the game and keep the clean sheet. Anyway, a tight game is expected, with few goals as a result.
|27.01.18||FAC||Hull City||Nottingham||2 : 1|
|28.10.17||CHA||Hull City||Nottingham||2 : 3|
|30.07.16||CF||Nottingham||Hull City||1 : 2|
|15.03.16||CHA||Hull City||Nottingham||1 : 1|
|03.10.15||CHA||Nottingham||Hull City||0 : 1|