Nottingham recorded a much needed 3:1 home victory against Huddersfield last Sunday afternoon. Despite having the disadvantage in ball possession, they looked far sharper and more focused in the offense.
Hosts took the lead first with a spectacular goal by Grabban in the 43rd minute, who scored another one in the continuation in the 46th minute. Yates made sure that there is no hope for the guests to do something in this match when he scored the third in the 85th minute.
The comforting goal for the away team was scored in the added time via Ahearne-Grant, who was accurate from the penalty kick. Nottingham is at playoff leading fourth place, with Premier League promotional second place not being that far away knowing how WBA plays, but positive results are necessary for the next weeks.
They should be able to come up with the strongest starting XI here having no fresh injury worries.
Bristol City continues to disappoint their fans, as they continued with their seven matches winless streak. They added another loss to that, suffering a home defeat against Sheffield Wednesday with a 1:2 result.
Guests took the lead first already in the 13th minute via Wickham, doubled it in the second half in the 59th minute over Luongo, allowing hosts to score only once in the 69th minute over Wells.
Hosts had their chances in this encounter, but guests showed to be a more dangerous team during these ninety minutes. Bristol is at the twelfth place with fifty-five points, safe from the red zone, but with such poor games noot being too competitive for the playoff places.
Midfielder Adam Nagy returned to the field last weekend and that also means that the guests have no selection worries.
It is up to the hosts
Three points in this one would surely improve the host’s position if they want to stay competitive in that Premier League race. The motivation is now not surely missing in this one and if we add the poor form of the guests to the equation, the victory of Nottingham seems like a really realistic scenario here.