Our football match prediction:
Nottingham Forest have been totally unpredictable this season. The Reds have been having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and their recent form is anything but good. Following a 3-2 loss to Brentford, Forest suffered a 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion at the weekend and, as a result, their Championship status is in danger. The Reds are desperate to secure the survival, but that is easier said than done. Saturday’s football game against Derby is of big importance for the hosts and we predict that Gary Brazil’s men will leave their hearts on the field. The Rams suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Brighton on Matchday 37 and it is no surprise coach Steve McClaren got fired. The situation at iPro Stadium is alarming ahead of the trip to Nottingham and that is the main reason why home win should be considered in this one.
Highligted Player (Henri Lansbury):
Henri Lansbury began his youth career at Norwich City, but he soon moved to Arsenal. Lansbury made his first-team debut for the Gunners on 31 October, 2007 in the League Cup win over Sheffield United. It has to be noted that he came from the bench and replaced Theo Walcott. After spending three years on loan at Scunthorpe United, Watford, Norwich City and West Ham United, the 183-cm-tall midfielder signed a four-year deal with Nottingham Forest on 28 August, 2012. He has established himself as a first-team regular and he made 128 league appearances for the Reds before the start of the 2016/2017 Championship campaign. Henri Lansbury has 21 caps for England U21 team and he used to play for England U16, U17 and U19 teams in the past as well. In September 2011, he produced his best performance for the U21 team in a thrilling 6-0 win over Azerbaijan. Lansbury scored a brace against Azerbaijan and provided two assists for his teammates back then.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.