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Nottingham Forest vs. Ipswich Town

The City Ground

10/04/2010

15:00

Forest v Tractor Boys Match Preview

The Reds will be looking to extend their unbeaten home run to head into the play offs with some momentum but their place in the play offs is all but mathematically certain now, while Ipswich now sit 9 points above relegation but 10 points behind the play off places so have even less to play for.

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Nottingham Forest Team News:

With a play off place all but certain, Billy Davies could name a team unrecognisable from the starting 11 we've seen on a regular basis this season as we gear up for the most important 3 games (hopefully) of the campaign. Squad players like McCleary, Adebola, Garner & McGugan amongst others could be set to start, alternatively, he could stick with our 1st choice starting 11 in the hope of gaining some momentum heading into those important games. What we do know, is that McKenna and Bennett will still be missing.

Player to watch: Rob Earnshaw

It's been 5 league games now since Forest's leading goal scorer has got himself on the score sheet & he needs to hit one of his famous scoring runs if Forest are to take glory at Wembley. This game is the perfect time to start

Ipswich Town Team News:

Ipswich have an almost fully fit squad to choose from with only Luciano Civelli out with ligament damage.

Player to watch: Grant Leadbitter

The midfielder has only scored three times this season (one of which against the Reds) but has weighed in with an impressive 8 assists to help pull Ipswich away from the relegation zone.

Match Facts & Stats

These two teams have met 55 times in league competition prior to this game, Forest hold the advantage with 25 wins & Ipswich just 17 from the previous 55, leaving us with 13 draws including the 1 - 1 draw at Portman Road earlier this season thanks to goals from Grant Leadbitter in the 1st minute and an equalizer from Rob Earnshaw on the hour mark. Those goals took the total tally up to 139 with Forest having bagged 76 of them.

Ipswich like to take a pot shot at goal having made 602 attempts at goal in just 42 league games which is an impressive 14 shots per game, or one every 6 minutes. Forest have their own impressive stats though having kept 17 clean sheets this season and conceded just 2 goals at home this year.

Forest haven't beaten Ipswich since way back in April 2004 when on a sunny day at Portman Road Forest secured a 2 - 1 away win thanks to 2 David Johnson goals to keep them in the Championship.

Ref Watch:

David Foster of Tyne & Wear will take charge of this game

He will be assisted by Wayne Porter of Leicestershire & Duncan Street of West Yorkshire

Forth Official for the day will be Russell Fletcher of Derbyshire

Match Prediction:

Neither team has much to play for so the game could be played at walking pace, Forest will though want to keep that home unbeaten run going and enter the play offs with some momentum & the extra motivation should see then come out of this game with 3 points. Forest 3 - 1 Ipswich but will little to get excited about.

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