PREVIEW | Nottingham Forest -v- Wednesday

PREVIEW | Nottingham Forest -v- Wednesday

Playing on a Wednesday.

I like the idea of playing on the day we’re named after.

Every time we do, I have this strong belief we’re going to win.

I’ve no idea how accurate this belief is but I like to have faith.

Forest are the upcoming (almost certain) victims,


Owls Team News

Barry Bannan’s masterclass against Stoke earned him the top rated player in the Sky Sports power rankings (no, I’m not sure either).


Van Aken I’m unsure about, but Pudil seems to be fit again.
Still waiting on Hooper and Abdi.

You have to assume Hutchinson is still injured, and Forestieri will be missing through suspension.

Onomah will be hoping for his first start having made his debut at the weekend, while Hector may be eying a place at centre half.

On another note, it’s very refreshing to see two youngsters in Thorniley and Penney really solidifying their places in the starting XI.


The Opponent’s Camp

Forest came into the new season with high hopes, investment returned a few new signings who raised expectations with some classy performances.

Performances have not yet turned into results though, with 8 points from the opening 7 games leaving them 14th at this early stage.

It’s clear the quality is there, but they definitely need to start turning draws into wins to motor up the table, with the points shared in 5 of those 7 fixtures.

Their only win came against Reading, who don’t exactly have high ambitions this year themselves.

Still, the squad has a lot of quality, so they’re very capable of putting a run together.


Last five Games


Wednesday 2 – 1 Millwall

Making the spot his own

Wednesday 2 – 1 Ipswich

Wednesday 0 – 2 Wolves

Reading 1 – 2 Wednesday

Wednesday 2 – 2 Stoke


Wigan 2 – 2 Forest

Forest 2 – 2 Birmingham

Forest 3 – 1 Newcastle

Brentford 2 – 1 Forest

Swansea 0 – 0 Forest

Head to Head

Wednesday wins: 62

Draws: 27

Forest wins: 53

Plenty of fixtures racked up between the two sides. Wednesday have the edge as they always seem to.


Predicted Lineup

I mean, it’s going to be a very similar lineup isn’t it.

Atdhe in for Fletch.

Just feel like it.

GK: Cam Dawson

Goal hero of seasons past

RB: Liam Palmer

CB: Tom Lees (C)

CB: Jordan Thorniley

LB: Matt Penney

CM: Joey Pelupessy

CM: Barry Bannan

RM: Marco Matias

CAM: Adam Reach

LM: Lucas Joao

ST: Atdhe Nuhiu

Matt’s prediction – Easy

We’re playing on a Wednesday, as I said before, we’re winning.

Even without Keiran Lee to bag in the last minute.

Absolute doddle.

3-0 Wednesday.


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