Our football match prediction:
Nottingham Forest made a promising start to the season, but their recent form is anything but good. The Reds suffered a heavy 5-1 loss to Chelsea in the third round of the League Cup and they head into Tuesday’s football game against Fulham following back-to-back league defeats to the likes of Wolverhampton and Aston Villa. Forest are eyeing a place in the play-offs and a win over Fulham on Matchday 10 would see them move a little closer to top six. The Cottagers impressed in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign, but they have been struggling to find their best form in the English second tier this season. The capital club have recorded no more than two wins in the league so far this term, but it has to be noted that they were on the verge of beating Middlesbrough at their Craven Cottage at the weekend, with Garry Monk’s men scoring the equalizing goal in the dying minutes of the match. Anyhow, given Forest’s poor form, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Eric Lichaj):
Eric Lichaj is a full back who is capable of playing on both sides of the field. Lichaj was born in Downers Grove, USA on 17 November, 1988 and he started his youth career at IMG Academy. After spending one year at the University of North Carolina, he signed a deal with Aston Villa in 2007. He made his competitive debut for the Villans on 19 August, 2010, in the Europa League qualifier against Rapid Wien (1-1). Lichaj made 32 league appearances for Aston Villa, scoring one goal, and he played for the likes of Lincoln City, Leyton Oriend and Leeds United on loan as well. On 19 June, 2013 he signed a two-year contract with Nottingham Forest and he made his debut for the Reds in a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the opening match of the 2013/2014 Championship campaign. Speaking of his international career, Lichaj was named in the USA U20 squad for the 2007 FIFA World Cup, but he was eventually forced to withdraw from the squad through injury. The defender made his debut for the USA senior team on 12 October, 2010 in a warm-up game against Colombia.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Championship. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition. Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight. Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League. The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.