Our prediction for this Championship match:
High-flying Bristol City play host to Nottingham Forest at their Ashton Gate Stadium on Matchday 22. The Robins have been producing splendid displays of late and they are after their fourth straight win in the Championship. Lee Johnson’s men have found their best form and they will be looking to cement their spot in top six with a win over the City Ground Stadium outfit. The Reds, on the other hand, are tough to beat at home, but their performances on the travels leave a lot to be desired. Forest recorded five wins in previous six home games in the Championship, but they are on a three-game losing run on the road ahead of Saturday’s football match. The Reds obviously struggle when they leave the City Ground and that is the main reason why we predict they will return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium Bristol City recorded a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Baker):
Nathan Baker is a product of Aston Villa football academy. The left-footed defender played 115 games for Aston Villa in the league and it has to be noted that he scored only goal for the club during his spell at Villa Park. Nathan Baker is used as both centre-back and left-back and the 189-cm-tall footballer is very good in the air. Nathan Baker was born in Worcester, England on April 23, 1991 and he currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship. After ending his loan spell with the Robins, he signed a permanent deal with the club on July 28, 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Nathan Baker has yet to make his debut for England national team, but he has three caps for England U21 team. Nathan Baker made his debut for the under-21 squad against Iceland back in 2011. The English footballer has a contract with Bristol City which expires on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Nottingham Forest):
Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0). Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.