Watford V Nottingham Forest Match Preview.

21/12/2012 17:04

Watford play Nottingham Forest at Vicarage Road tommorow in a match between two teams fighting for the play offs. Forest lie in 9th place which is 2 places and 1 point behind the hornets at the moment. Forest were taken over by the Al Hasawi family during the summer who sacked manager Steve Cotterill and replaced him with Sean O'Driscoll who only took over at Crawley Town two months early. They also invested heavily with the likes of Simon Cox, Adlene Guedieora, Henri Lansbury and Billy Sharp all joining. This is a similar story to the hornets themeselves who were also taken over and underwent a great deal of change. If Watford win on Saturday they will move into the play off positions. In the two games between the sides last season it ended in a 1-0 win for Nottingham Forest at Vicarage Road and a 1-1 draw at the City Ground with Troy Deeney grabbing Watford's eqauliser through a free kick. Dexter Blackstock and Billy Sharp are currently Forest joint top scorers.

Team News

For Watford Fernando Forestiri is a doubt through the hamstring injury that kept him out against Hull and Burnley. John Eustace and Nyron Nosworthy are back in training but the game comes too soon for them. Lloyd Doyley, Prince Buaben and Jonathan Bond are all back fit again.

For Nottingham Forest, Simon Cox could return for the midlands club after a month out through a foot injury. Loanees Jermaine Jenas and Sam Hutchinson are out.

Predicted Teams

Watford - Almunia (GK)(C), Ekstrand, Hoban, Hall, Cassetti, Hogg, Chalobah, Abdi, Pudil, Deeney, Vydra.

Nottingham Forest - Camp (GK), Harding, Collins, Ayala, Hutton, Moussi, Guedioura, Cohen, Reid, Blackstock, Sharp.

Referee - Neil Swarbrick.