Our prediction for this match:
Northampton Town will be aiming to make amends for a shocking 2-1 loss to Stamford when they face Nottingham Forest in a pre-season friendly. The Cobblers, though, have been struggling to find their form in pre-season, and, as a result, the bookies see them as underdogs in Tuesday’s game. All Flanagan, Connolly, Nelson, Pinnock, and Roberts are pushing for a start.
The Reds, on the other hand, did well to kick off their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Port Vale, where teenage forward Alex Mighten opened the scoring. Forest are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they should take advantage of Northampton’s poor form. When the two teams met in a friendly back in July 2011 Nottingham defeated Northampton 2-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.