Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, Nottingham Forest welcome Blackburn Rovers at the City Ground on Matchday 42. The Reds managed to put an end to their five-game winless run, but their Championship status remains in danger. Forest are only five points clear of bottom three ahead of the visit of Blackburn Rovers and they are eager to grab something from Friday’s relegation six-pointer. It has to be noted that the Reds are eyeing their scored 2+ goals in each of their last four home games in the league. Blackburn Rovers, on the other hand, suffered a heartbreaking loss to Barnsley at the weekend and, as a result, they are four points behind Bristol City, who sit in 21st position in the standings. Both Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers are likely to go for a win in Friday’s football match, but the hosts are closer to picking up all three points from the game.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Lam):
Thomas Lam is a footballer who can play as both centre back and defensive midfielder. Lam was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 18 December, 1993, but seeing that his mother is Finnish, he was eligible to play for the Finland national team. After making 11 appearances for the Finland U21 team, he made his debut for the senior team on 9 June, 2015, in a friendly against Estonia. He started the game, but the Finns suffered a 2-0 loss to the Estonians in Turku. Speaking of his club career, Thomas Lam played for AZ Alkmaar between 2011 and 2014 and then he joined fellow Eredivisie side Zwolle. The 188-cm-tall footballer scored four goals in 64 appearances for the club and in July 2016 he signed a contract with Nottingham Forest. Lam won the KVNB Cup with AZ Alkmaar in 2013 and he was named Promising Player of the Year in 2011. His agent is world-famous Mino Raiola and his contract with Forest expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888). Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995). Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.