Hull vs Nottingham Forest by Luke
Hull City managed to get very important victory last Saturday evening when the side won over Barnsley away from home, getting points that lifted them up at the table and brought closer to the play-off race after all. As a side that relegated from Premier League, they are aiming for promotion, but the roster didn't answer properly at the start of the season, however with plenty of chances to improve during the season.
However, it must be said that the game was pretty much equal one and could ended differently, as the first halftime was quite passive one with the visitors did close to nothing, while the second halftime got much more open and interesting with chances from both ends, but the players of Hull got bit more concentrated and took the victory via Campbell in 78th minute. Hull is now six points below play-off placed Norwich and a victory here is only outcome that would satisfy them.
Tigers are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Campbell as central striker, plus Grosicki, Henriksen and Bowen as offensive midfielders. Defender Moses Odubajo and forward Will Keane are long term absentees without performing in the new season, while also injured remain offensive midfielder Abel Hernandez (3/3) and left back Stephen Kingsley (6/0). Offensive midfielder Evandro is doubtful but without playing this season anyway.
Nottingham Forest, on the other side, comes from a three pointer taken at home against one of the weakest sides in Championship Burton 2:0 last Saturday evening. They were better from the first moment and had the initiative with visitors playing very defensively, however the goals came only later in the game when the hosts upped the tempo.
McKay opened the scoreline in 58th minute, while they had a bit easier game in the offense since then as the players of Burton tried with a bit more open approach, but the hosts sealed the victory in 78th minute with a goal from Lichaj. The side remained in the middle of the table now, with six victories and seven defeats for now, having four points less than play-off placed Norwich and eight more than relegating Burton.
Guests are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Murphy as central striker, but also with McKay, Dowell and Osborn as offensive midfielders. Left back Armand Traore is doubtful with a hamstring injury, while sidelined are midfielder Matthew Cash (no performance so far), left back Chris Colen (1/0) and forward Jamie Ward (1/0).
- Hull City are undefeated in their last 3 matches.
Hull City is looking better in my eyes than what the table shows and with the offensive quality they have and show, I have no doubts that their chances of beating Nottingham Forest are above 50%. Forest on the road are not that impressive and generally believe the team did over perform a bit in previous months.