Forest still not recovered from the last time the sides met.
Match Preview: Stoke City versus Nottingham Forest
Forest just haven’t recovered from the disappointment of their last fixture versus Stoke. Forest were 95% certain to finish inside the playoff places, Even a loss to Stoke on the last game of the season would of meant they kept their spot, as long as their wasn’t a huge swing in the goal difference between them and Swansea.
The Gods were not on Forest’s side as Stoke smashed Forest 4-1 with Swansea winning by the same score line. This swing meant Forest missed out on the play offs on goal difference.
They have since sacked the said manager after an appalling start to this season, bringing in Chris Hughton, Nothing has changed much with that change, Forest are still struggling, sitting in 20th spot in the league having only won 4 games all season, more to point only 1 game away from the City ground.
Forest are the worst travellers in the league picking up just 5 points from 30, scoring just 4 times.
Current League table
How do we usually fair versus Forest
Stoke have faced Forest 108 times in the past:
Stoke Wins 32
Forest Wins 45
The last time we played Forest at the bet365 Stadium
The last time Forest visited the bet365 stadium Stoke produced a first half performance that should of won the game, unfortunately our early lead was cancelled out before half time and then were hit with a sucker punch two minutes after the restart. Stoke had 23 shots that day but as what’s common with Stoke could get a good proportion on target. Stoke did score another late on in the game, but it wasn’t enough as Jack Butland had already conceded a third at that point. The game ended Stoke 2-3 Forest.
Stoke 1-2 Cardiff
Derby 0-0 Stoke
QPR 0-0 Stoke
Stoke 1-0 Blackburn
Stoke 1-3 Spurs (cup)
Coventry 0-0 Stoke
Reading 2-0 Forest
Norwich 2-1 Forest
Forest 1-3 Brentford
Forest 2-0 Sheff Wed
Millwall 1-1 Forest
Forest 0-0 Birmingham
Nottingham Forest have only won 1 of their last 10 games and that was against a poor Sheffield Wednesday side. Out of those 10 games Forest have suffered defeat 6 times
What do you expect the outcome will be versus Forest?