Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City

Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City

Updated: 2 months, 16 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes, 31 seconds ago

Comfortably saved by Henderson.

Forest started the better.

Yates gets on the end of Freuler’s cross, but his header is glanced wide.

Forest kicking from left to right.

We are minutes away from kick-off in the East Midlands derby!

Final preparations. 💪

— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 14, 2023

City are here! 👊 #NFOLEI

— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 14, 2023

You can hear the cheers from North London!


Our XI to face Forest 📝 🦊#NFOLEI

— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 14, 2023

Your #NFFC side for today’s clash against @LCFC. 🔢

— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 14, 2023

Leicester City are looking to do a league double over Forest for the first time since 1972, in this afternoon’s East Midlands derby. Team news to come…

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A win for Nottingham Forest would move them above Leicester and five points above the relegation zone.

A win for Leicester would come as a big boost to a depleted squad lacking in confidence.

It will be a cagey affair with both sides not wanting to lose. The home crowd will come as a huge boost for Forest, but I think Leicester may come through this one, with Brendan Rodgers side sparking a bit of a reaction after failing to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Leicester City

Last time out at The City Ground, Leicester were stunned, when they were beaten 4-1 in the FA Cup, with their FA Cup defence crumbling in Nottingham. 

There have been some memorable games in this fixture, most recently for Leicester, when a late Anthony Knockaert goal put Leicester in the Championship play-offs on the last day of the season (you may also be able to spot a certain English striker in the background).

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The pace of Daka could be important for Leicester if they can find space in behind Forest’s defence.

The Zambian is enjoying a decent season scoring three and setting up three, but Daka will be keen to add to his tally, after signing from RB Salzburg.

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The midfielder caused Leicester problems when they played them away from home and if he can make runs beyond the front line and in behind Leicester’s defence he could be they key to unlocking a shaky Leicester backline.

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James Maddison remains sidelined with a knee issue, with Brendan Rodgers confirming that ‘he’s progressing well’.

James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, Boubakary Soumare, Ryan Bertrand, and Jonny Evans all remain sidelined with long-term injuries. 

Ayoze Perez and Dennis Praet face late fitness tests if they are to be in contention for the trip to Nottingham.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will likely be back some time next week.

Ward; Albrighton, Castagne, Faes, Amartey, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Daka, Iheanacho, Perez.

Willy Boly looks set to miss this one with a foot injury, which he picked up against  Wolves.

Omar Richards, Cheikhou Kouyate, Giulia Biancone, Jesse Lingard, and Moussa Niakhate all remain sidelined.

Taiwo Awoniyi and Neco Williams are awaiting a late fitness test with a groin injury and face injury respectively.

Henderson; Aurier, Worrall, Cook, Lodi; Yates, Freuler, Mangala; Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi

In the VAR room will be Peter Bankes and Nick Greenhalgh.

But with Brendan Rodgers’ side making light work of Forest in the reverse fixture, beating them 4-0, the Foxes have a brilliant opportunity to put an end to that stat this season.

To do so they will have to pick up their first three points since the return of Premier League football, after a frustrating few games, where they have lost all three.

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They have had lows, beaten by United 3-0, and a shock exit out of the FA Cup losing 4-1 to Blackpool. But there has been reason to cheer for Forest supporters, with a big point against Chelsea and a massive win against Southampton in a relegation six-pointer.

All this iced with a penalty shootout victory over Wolves in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, to set up a semi-final with Manchester United.

But one thing Forest will want more than anything is Premier League survival, they greatly improve their chances of doing that of they pick up points against Leicester, who sit just two places above them.

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Built in 1898, the City Ground celebrates its 125th birthday, with many memorable moments over the decades.

Leicester travel to Nottingham to take on Forest in an important East Midlands derby. 

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