Nottingham Forest v Brentford – BBC Sport




On-loan Kieran Dowell came off the bench to get what proved the winner when Forest won 4-3 at Brentford in AugustClick here for live text coverage on Tuesday 19:00-22:15 BST

Nottingham Forest may still be without Matty Cash and Joe Worrall, who both have minor injuries.

David Vaughan continues to battle a persistent ankle problem which has sidelined him since the end of January.

Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon (ankle) missed the 1-0 win over Ipswich, but if passed fit, he could come in to replace Alan Judge.

Midfielder Ryan Woods serves the last match of his three-game suspension for his red card against Sheffield United.

Brentford, in 10th, are five points outside the play-off zone, while 17th-placed Forest will start nine points clear of trouble.

SAM’s predictionHome win 30%Draw 27%Away win 43%

SAM, the Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer built by @ProfIanMcHale of the University of Liverpool.

Match factsForest have lost their last three home league matches against the Bees, conceding three goals in each defeat.The last two Championship meetings between these teams have produced 12 goals – Brentford won 3-2 in March 2017, while Forest won 4-3 in August this season.Aitor Karanka will be the sixth different Forest manager to take charge of a Championship meeting with Brentford in their six most recent clashes – Dougie Freedman and Paul Williams in 2015-16, Philippe Montanier and Gary Brazil in 2016-17 and Mark Warburton and Karanka this season.Karanka has won all six of his Championship matches against the Bees – as Middlesbrough manager – including both legs of the play-off semi-finals in 2014-15.Neal Maupay has scored in successive 1-0 league wins for Brentford. He has not yet scored in three in a row in the Championship.



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