Our football match prediction:
As expected, Nottingham Forest suffered a 3-0 loss to high-flying Derby County in Sunday’s East Midlands derby. The Reds, though, recorded three wins in previous four league fixtures and that is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. Forest are eager to return to winning ways in the Championship and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s football game against Preston. The Lilywhites managed to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, with the team beating Blackburn Rovers at their Deepdale Stadium at the weekend and we believe that the visitors are capable of making life difficult for the Reds on Matchday 21. Both teams have been impressive in front of goal of late and we are positive that fans will see a high-scoring affair at the City Ground on Wednesday. Experienced attacker Nicklas Bendtner is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Preston.
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 (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.