Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City Prediction 08.02.2024

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

1 : 1

(5 : 3)

After penalties

Bristol City

Bristol City

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  • Competition: FA Cup - Replay
  • Date: Wednesday, 7th, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: City Ground (Nottingham)

Craving the chance to earn a face-off with Premier League heavyweights Manchester United in the fifth round, the second-tier side Bristol City will pay a visit to City Ground for a showdown against Nottingham Forest in a FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday.

Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City Betting Tips: Forest to Win

After orchestrating exceptional takedowns of Newcastle and Manchester United to brilliantly cap off 2023 and give City Ground supporters optimism for better days, there is a sense that it was a deceptive image of an upswing in form under Nuno Espirito Santo, whose side appears disjointed since stepping into the new calendar year.

Truly, ever since eliminating the Ligue 1 outfit Blackpool during the FA Cup third-round replay in extra time with a total score of 5-4, Nottingham has encountered an unpleasant run of four matches without a win, but on the weekend, they succeeded in shrugging off back-to-back top-flight close defeats against Brentford and Arsenal with a well-deserved point in a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

Inability to capitalize on the numerical advantage on the field during Sunday's outing to Dean Court has left them sitting just above the drop zone and, while their primary focus remains on safeguarding Premier League status, the Tricky Trees will strive to outsmart Championship opponents midweek to gain much-needed confidence.

However, it appears that Nuno Santo's chosen ones will have to break a sweat to set up the clash with Manchester United in the fifth round, as they face an opposing side that has already caused an upset once in this year's FA Cup edition by sending Forest's EPL counterpart West Ham packing with a quiet 1-0 victory in the replay.

Unfortunately, the sensational hammering of the reigning UEFA third-tier club competition winners marked the Robins' solitary piece of joy in their previous nine competitive outings, while they subsequently claimed three straight stalemates before slumping to a slender 0-1 loss against the promotion-seeking Leeds United.

Making matters more problematic for the Wednesday visitors, Bristol City has faltered on their travels lately, discovering the path to success just once in their last 11 away fixtures. Furthermore, the Championship outfit doesn't harbor fond memories of FA Cup clashes with Forest, succumbing in all three instances at that level, including a humbling 4-1 defeat in their last fifth-round duel during the 1991-92 campaign, so victory-hungry Nottingham should aim to prove their worth at the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Bristol City

    0 : 0

    Nottingham Forest

    FA Cup

  2. Nottingham Forest

    2 : 0

    Bristol City

    Championship

  3. Bristol City

    1 : 2

    Nottingham Forest

    Championship

  4. Bristol City

    0 : 0

    Nottingham Forest

    Championship

  5. Nottingham Forest

    1 : 2

    Bristol City

    Championship

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest team news

Callum Hudson-Odoi's status is in question after he picked up a late injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Dean Court, while AC Milan-owned Divock Origi will be guaranteed to miss out due to muscle issues.

With Nigeria and the AFCON host, Ivory Coast, securing a spot in the semifinals, it means that Willy Boly, Ola Aina, and Ibrahim Sangare will remain away from club duties for a while, while Moussa Niakhate and Cheikhou Kouyate are set for a return after Senegal's exit.

But that's not all, as it appears experienced New Zealand striker Chris Wood will be out for at least seven weeks with the injury he picked up in the narrow 1-2 loss to Arteta's Gunners.

Last matches of Nottingham Forest

  1. AFC Bournemouth

    1 : 1

    Nottingham Forest

    Premier League

  2. Nottingham Forest

    1 : 2

    Arsenal

    Premier League

  3. Bristol City

    0 : 0

    Nottingham Forest

    FA Cup

  4. Brentford

    3 : 2

    Nottingham Forest

    Premier League

  5. Blackpool

    0 : 1

    Nottingham Forest

    FA Cup

Nottingham Forest lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 26

    Matz Sels

Defenders

  • 3

    Nuno Tavares

  • 40

    Murillo

  • 32

    Andrew Omobamidele

  • 29

    Gonzalo Montiel

Midfielders

  • 16

    Nicolas Dominguez

  • 28

    Danilo

  • 20

    Giovanni Reyna

  • 10

    Morgan Gibbs-White

  • 21

    Anthony Elanga

Forwards

  • 9

    Taiwo Awoniyi

Bristol City

Bristol City team news

Meanwhile, an appearance for Mark Sykes in Wednesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay is unlikely, as the Irish midfielder is still not fit to play having just recovered from a muscle injury that ruled him out for some time.

Experienced Scottish defender Kal Naismith also remains out with a muscle problem, while Burnley loanee Scott Twine is ineligible, having previously featured in the FA Cup third round with Hull.

Last matches of Bristol City

  1. Bristol City

    0 : 1

    Leeds United

    Championship

  2. Coventry City

    2 : 2

    Bristol City

    Championship

  3. Bristol City

    0 : 0

    Nottingham Forest

    FA Cup

  4. Bristol City

    1 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

  5. Bristol City

    1 : 0

    West Ham United

    FA Cup

Bristol City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Max O'Leary

Defenders

  • 26

    Zak Vyner

  • 16

    Rob Dickie

  • 19

    George Tanner

Midfielders

  • 3

    Cameron Pring

  • 6

    Matty James

  • 22

    Taylor Gardner-Hickman

  • 2

    Ross McCrorie

Forwards

  • 11

    Anis Mehmeti

  • 12

    Jason Knight

  • 15

    Tommy Conway

3 Reasons why we expect Forest to Win

  1. Forest has emerged victorious against Bristol in all three FA Cup encounters so far.
  2. Forest dominated the Robins in the recent FA Cup meeting with a 4-1 scoreline.
  3. Bristol has managed just one win from their last 11 away fixtures in all competitions.

Main prediction Nottingham Forest - Bristol City

Nottingham Forest to win

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City - FAQ

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Who is Forest's player to watch?

With nine goals to his name, Chris Wood is Nottingham's top scorer this term, but the New Zealand striker is sidelined due to injury.

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Who is Bristol City's player to watch?

Scottish forward Tommy Conway has been a standout in Bristol's attack this season, netting 8 goals at this point.