Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(59) 39 Goals 31 (43)
(39) 26 Assists 21 (32)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
32.5 Average Age 32
185.4 Average Height (cm) 180.4
(0.8) 1.1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.9)
(46%) 43% Aerial Duel Success 45% (49%)
(0.8) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.2) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Championship.

Missing Players

Nottingham Forest
Stoke
Player Reason Status Rating
Sam Byram Out 6.91
No missing players.

Team News

Nottingham Forest
Stoke
  • Aitor Karanka could finally hand a debut to Greek midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis after the midfielder made the bench against Sheffield United last weekend.
  • The home side have just one major injury concern heading into the weekend in Sam Byram and will remain unchanged elsewhere.
  • Gary Rowett has Sam Clucas back fully fit and available for the visit to the City Ground on Saturday and could hand the former Swansea midfielder a start.
  • With no fresh injury concerns to worry about and a solid performance against Boro behind them, the Potters will likely remain elsewhere unchanged.

Prediction

  • Forest are starting to gather a bit of momentum under Aitor Karanka and head into this tough encounter having lost just one of their last 10 league matches.
  • While wins have proven somewhat hard to come by over the last month or so, Stoke have still lost just one of their last seven and have put some distance between themselves and the bottom three.
  • Away form has been a huge asset for Stoke, who are unbeaten in five on the road, but the Potters face a much trickier test here against a Forest side who can climb as high as third this weekend.
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