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Nottingham Forest vs Fulham: Match Preview and Prediction

Promotion playoff chasers Fulham and Nottingham Forest will face off against each other in an eagerly anticipated match at the City Ground on Tuesday night. The teams are in fourth and fifth place on the Championship standings with just two points separating Fulham from Forest.

Nottingham Forest vs Fulham-Team News

Nottingham Forest

Forest are unbeaten in four games. Forest head into the game following a frustrating 1-1 draw with Derby. They looked almost certain to clinch three points before the Rams equalized through Martyn Waghorn in the 96th minute.

Injuries: Sammy Ameobi, Tiago Silva and Adama Diakhaby all made appearances against Derby from the bench and will be hoping to start the game.

Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup:
Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Ribeiro; Yates, Watson, Sow; Lolley, Grabban, Silva

Nottingham Forest Championship form: DLDWWD

Fulham

The Cottagers enter the game on the run of back-to-back victories. They recovered well after losing their first two games following the re-start of the league-against Brentford and Leeds United.

Fulham manager Scott Parker will be hoping for a strong run of results in order to potentially finish in the automatic promotion places.

Injuries: Fulham will have to continue without top-scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic who is serving the final game of his three game suspension. After scoring the winner against Birmingham during the weekend, Josh Onomah could be handed a start.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Christie, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Onomah, Reed, Cairney; Knockaert, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Fulham

Both sides could opt to play safe in order to avoid defeat which will harm their chances of promotion. A draw could well be the result.

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