Nottingham Forest & Fulham meet on Match-day 8
With a League position of tenth, Fulham will be nine places higher than struggling Forest, when they visit the City Ground.
Nottingham Forest require a positive result, as Fulham go to the City Ground
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Steve Cooper’s men, following their recent home defeat at the hands of Bournemouth in their last match.
Also, getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Steve Cooper’s men know that three losses in three fixtures is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. With four points, they currently sit nineteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws having won one game, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.
Forest have won one game and lost two matches of their three League matches at home this season.
Nottingham Forest will have 7 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Forest are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Friday’s game, due to injury and illness.
With the Premier League season well into its stride, Fulham have managed to gain eight points
Also, Fulham need to get out of the losing habit, with two recorded in the last three fixtures. With eight points (2W, 2L and 2D), they are established in tenth position in the League having won two games, drawn two meetings, and lost two matches.
Playing away from home, Fulham have drawn one game and lost two fixtures.
A win in this fixture would take Fulham’s points to 11 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
Fulham will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (9). Their stand out attacking players have been Aleksandar Mitrovic (6), Bobby Reid (1), and Joao Palhinha (1). Fulham have shown a poor consistency in defence so far, having conceded nine goals in their previous matches.
Marco Silva will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Fulham players.
Nottingham Forest v Fulham – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Fulham with a greater number of wins. In the last 17 meetings, they have enjoyed nine victories, to Forest’s five wins. Additionally, Fulham have left Forest with a win on nine out of 16 games. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Cottagers took all three points winning 0-1 away.