Our prediction for this Championship match:
Nottingham Forest will look to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over ten-man WBA when they face Peterborough United in the Championship round 44. The Reds are with one foot in the playoffs, but they can’t afford any complacency in the season finale. Steven Cooper has no fresh injury worries, and he is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Baggies. The Posh, on the other hand, aim to keep their survival hopes alive.
Peterborough head into Saturday’s clash following back-to-back wins over Blackburn and Barnsley, but Forest will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. The likes of Steven Benda, Oliver Norburn, and Dan Butler are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. In the first half of the season Nottingham Forest defeated Peterborough 2-0.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
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.