2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 39 – Sunday

Promotion chasing Nottingham Forest welcome Huddersfield Town to the City Ground in a huge Championship clash with implications for both ends of the table.

Victory will send Forest up to fourth whilst Huddersfield need at least one point to move out of the relegation zone but a win will send them up into 18th position. 

 

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Ben Watson and Samba Sow are set to be available for Forest after sitting out last week’s draw at Sheffield Wednesday with a respective knock and knee injury. 

Adama Diakhaby is ineligible to face his parent club under the terms of his loan deal. 

Huddersfield hope to have Arsenal loanee, Emile Smith Rowe available after the midfielder was subbed during last weekend’s loss to Wigan with a high temperature and nausea. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Nottingham Forest have won just one of their last seven league meetings against Huddersfield Town (W1, D1, L5). 
  • Huddersfield have won two of their last three trips to Forest (W2, L3). 
  • Joe Worrall is the only surviving player from Forest’s last home win over the Terriers in April 2017 who started in December’s 2-1 away defeat. 

 

Prediction

Forest were unlucky to be denied a win at Hillsborough last weekend but like most teams, they were shaking off rustiness from lockdown so hopefully we will see a more attacking performance here. 

Huddersfield however need a win here to realistically boost their survival hopes, which looks unlikely to come here if they continue to be inconsistent.

This however is the Terriers’ first post lockdown away trip so am hoping for a better performance than last week given their recent form against Forest, although I have a feeling that the home team might edge this,

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Huddersfield Town

Result: Nottingham Forest 3-0 Huddersfield Town

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