Nottingham Forest vs Bolton by Luke
Nottingham Forest comes from quite undeserved defeat last weekend away to Ipswich in a 4:2 loss. However, must be said that the game was very open from both ends and that the guests have deserved much more out of it - having created way more chances and more concrete ones, however paid the price of their defensive errors.
Hosts were taking the lead twice in the first halftime, via Connolly and Iorfa, but the visotrs were replying with goals from Dowell and Walker, while Ispwich used their momentum at the start of the second halftime to get two goals lead thanks to goals from Waghorn and Celina in first twenty minutes of it, while the players of Nottingham remained better till the end, however without a scoreline change. The team now stands at thirteenth position with eleven points more than relegating placed sides and are heading to quite a relaxing middle of the season.
Left back Chris Cohen (1/0) is injured, same as offensive Jamie Ward (4/0) both with close to no influence in the season.
Bolton, on the other side, surprised a bit last weekend, as they managed to take all three points in a home match against Barnsley in a 3:1 victory on Saturday afternoon. Hosts took the lead in 20th minute via madine, but the guests leveled up from the penalty kick just minutes later, however Madine brougth the lead back to the hosts from penalty too, in 39th minute of the first halftime.
Overall, must be said that the players of Barnsley have deserved much more and that they were the ones who looked better, especially in the second halftime when they probably deserved to revert the scoreline, but had no luck, while the hosts sealed the victory against the flow of the match in 69th minute with goal from Little. The side now stands leveled up with relegating placed Birmingham having sixteen points so far, which is also just two more than rock bottom placed Burton and will most likely struggle till the end of the season.
Defensive midfielder Jem Karacan (10/0) is injured, as well as left full back Andrew Taylor (10/0).
- Nottingham Forest have won their last 3 home matches against Bolton.
Nottingham Forest comes from back to back defeats and are now close to a must win situation, however couldn't have wished for much better opponent than what Bolton looks like at the moment. Visitors do come from improved performance and morale boosting victory, however lack actually quality in order to match their opponents today, especially when knowing their generally passive and unimpressive behavior on the road.