Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Nottingham Forest and Leicester City face each other at the City Ground in a highly-anticipated FA Cup game. The Reds are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they head into the match following a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City. Keinan Davis, who found the net at the weekend, is pushing for a start, while all Lolley, Worrall, Mighten, and Mbe Soh should miss out with injuries.
The Foxes, on the other hand, welcome Nigeria duo Ndidi – Iheanacho back to the squad. However, we are tempted to put our money on draw as all Castagne, Vardy, Bertrand, Pereira, Evans, and Fofana remain in the recovery room. You should bear in mind that in their last meeting in a competitive match, back in 2014, the two teams played out a 2-2 draw at the City Ground.
Highlighted Player (Jack Colback):
After spending nine years at Sunderland youth academy, Jack Colback signed a loan deal with Ipswich Town on 6 August, 2009. The left-footed midfielder, who is capable of playing at left back as well, made 37 appearances for the Championship side, scoring four goals in the English second tier.
Against all odds, Colback decided to sign for Sunderland’s bitterest rivals Newcastle United on 9 June, 2014 and it has to be noted he became the first player to move directly from Sunderland to Newcastle since 1998 when Lionel Perez did the same. In 2015 Sunderland fans created a sick banner depicting Colback hanging with a noose around his neck and that caused uproar on social media.
Colback and his teammates from Newcastle dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season, but he decided not to leave the club. Colback scored 5 goals in 64 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He is well known for his passing skills, he rarely gives the ball away and journalist often compare him with Italy ace Andrea Pirlo.
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.