Nottingham Forest | Forest v Middlesbrough: Match Preview
UK time is: 19:54:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Nottingham Forest vs. Middlesbrough

City Ground



Forest v Middlesbrough: Match Preview

Forest welcome a struggling Middlesbrough team to the City Ground on Tuesday night and will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing 3-1 defeat away at Barnsley on Saturday. Boro's under fire manager Gordon Strachan will also be looking for his side to show signs of bouncebackability, following their latest 2-1 defeat at home to Leeds. Cue the chants of 'you're getting sacked in the morning'' if it all goes tits up for Strachan and his Bhoys.

The Reds' saw a 9 game unbeaten run end at Oakwell, but we'll be confident on our own turf where we remain unbeaten in the League for over a year now. However, that confidence is a fragile one at present and could really do with a win to give it a boost.

It's not known at the time of writing if Billy Davies will have recovered from the virus complaint that forced him to miss the trip to Barnsley. Hopefully he will have done, because he was sorely missed at the weekend.

Vital Quotes:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Striker Robert Earnshaw missed his 3rd game due to a thigh strain on Saturday and it's touch and go if he'll be fit in time for the visit of Boro. Nathan Tyson also missed the Barnsley game, but could be back in contention for this.

Player to watch: Lewis McGugan

He bagged his 5th of the season on Saturday and was the only shining light in an otherwise sorry performance from the lads. He's on fire at the moment and our only real threat going forward.

Middlesbrough Team News:

None available at the time of writing.

Player to watch: Kris Boyd

The one time Forest target has found his return to the English Leagues tough going since his free transfer from Rangers in the summer and has only found the net 3 times so far this campaign. The Scottish international will have to be watched though and will be in a confident mood, after bagging their consolation goal at the weekend.

Match Facts & Stats

In 55 meetings between the 2 teams, Forest have won 19, lost 17 and drawn 26. Last season at the City Ground we managed a 1-0 win thanks to a 2nd half strike from Chris Cohen. The game at The Riverside ended 1-1, with a Robert Earnshaw free kick earning a point.

Match Prediction:

I'm going for a 1-1 tense, but dull game.

Next Fixtures:

Ipswich (h). Saturday, 23/10/10. KO:3pm.

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 17 2010

Time: 5:19PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Thanks Ferney10. I've amended it.
Report Abuse
17/10/2010 19:43:00

Celtic / Rangers? What;s the difference? LOL
Report Abuse
18/10/2010 00:22:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

No Excuses For Montanier (Tuesday October 25 2016)

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL (Sunday October 23 2016)

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff (Saturday October 22 2016)

Forest v Cardiff; Vital's Match Preview (Saturday October 22 2016)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Jimmy Gordon 463
2. Apollyon 351
3. LyttleByLyttle 305
4. Calvin Plummer 251
5. PVH 231
6. da fuq 195
7. orbitalforest 162
8. forestfaninvegas 158
9. the jock 153
10. AdebolaCornflakes 130

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 0 17
17. Ipswich 14 4 5 5 -2 17
18. Wolves 14 4 4 6 -1 16
19. Forest 14 4 3 7 -3 15
20. Cardiff 14 4 3 7 -9 15
21. Derby County 14 3 5 6 -4 14
22. Blackburn 14 3 3 8 -8 12

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Team Sheets - Newcastle v Preston
Preston : 25/10/2016 19:36:00
Newcastle v Preston - Team Sheets
Newcastle : 25/10/2016 19:34:00
Team Sheets - Arsenal v Reading
Reading : 25/10/2016 19:31:01
Rafa Names Strong Side For Cup
Newcastle : 25/10/2016 19:26:01
87 Days & Zenga's Off
Wolves : 25/10/2016 19:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stojkovic 4%
Lichaj 5%
Perquis 1%
Lam 7%
Traore 2%
Kasami 1%
Cohen 19%
Dumitru 49%
Lansbury 3%
Osborn 4%
Vellios 3%
Sub - Assombalonga 1%
Sub - Grant 1%