Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield England – Championship Date: Thursday, 30 December 2021 Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET Venue: City Ground.
Nottingham Forest suffered their first loss in about two months on the last matchday. Their next three points up for grabs is at home against Huddersfield, with whom they are competing for a spot in the promotion playoffs.
Huddersfield meanwhile is undefeated in December and would certainly fancy their chances as they registered a win in this fixture last season.
Tricky Trees were outclassed away from home by Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough on the boxing day fixture which ended with a score line of 2-0.
Having managed three consecutive wins prior to the loss, the club currently sits 9th in the Championship table.
Sorba Thomas scored twice in the closing moments of the fixture against Blackpool to seal a 3-2 win for his club at home, last Sunday. The club, however, was helped by having a 1-man advantage in the last half an hour of the match.
Following the result, the Terriers are now 6th in the league table, ten points behind league leaders Bournemouth.
Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield Head-to-head
Three wins each were claimed by both clubs in their last six meetings.
The winning side kept a clean sheet in their last three duels.
Two or fewer goals were scored in those fixtures.
The visitors have three wins and seven losses in their trips to this venue since the turn of the century.
Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield Prediction
The Reds are undefeated in their previous five matches at home. There could certainly be an argument regarding the quality of the opponents in those fixtures.
However, their opponents for the fixture have managed just a win in their previous eight fixtures away from home. Considering these observations I have backed a draw no bet wager in the favour of the hosts.
Lewis Grabban has made 14 goal contributions for his club this season. With ten goals, the 33-year old is the league’s joint 4th highest goal scorer. The Englishman is my pick to score anytime this Thursday.