Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A good time to play Forest?

Bournemouth fans have singled out Nottingham Forest as one of those teams that we really don't like losing to. It didn't happen last season as four points came our way from the two fixtures, but they will be out for revenge this time around. How well AFCB players deal with that we will be keen to see but with so many of the Forest players changing, and a new manager for them, it is a fresh sheet and both teams are likely to go for the win to make a statement of their Championship ambitions.
All square again but neither side is likely to be content
with a draw in this early season clash.
Forest have had a pretty good start with a first day home win against a Blackpool side who are perhaps the most hand-tied in the league at the moment and an away score draw with Bolton last weekend. So Forest are getting goals and the away performance against Bolton surely came under close scrutiny from Eddie Howe and his staff. Britt Assombalonga has been quick to make an impact since his summer signing from Peterborough and while one of his goals was from the penalty spot, he got both of Forest goals against Bolton. In that game Forest also came from behind, perhaps indicating that they are not always the best of starters. Yet, by the end of 90 minutes they had had 20 shots at goal and dominated most of the play. I would think that Bournemouth's defence will also be mindful of new signing Michail Antonio who has also been in the goals since moving from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer.

Just like Brentford, Forest are likely to have a real go at the Bournemouth back four that have not conceded yet in 180 minutes of league games as well as the Capital One match. AFCB have to prevent Forest from getting on the front foot and must boss this match if they are to keep ahead of such teams. A big win against Forest would give Howe's team a strong platform and will start to make others wonder about AFCB's aspirations this season. Eddie Howe will demand a better performance than we saw against Brentford and in the past this has been a a match when AFCB have raised their game. Therefore, I think this match comes at a great time for AFCB and being an evening game the atmosphere should be very special.

I home win would really set the team up well for the Balckburn away match. I am going 2-1 how about you? UTCIAD!

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  1. In Ya Dreams Mate

  2. good analysis but we are stronger in every department since you wacked us 3 months ago.i think you will be surprised we have genuine pace throughout the side. Stuart pearce has made some very good additions to an already strong squad. We still have 4 first team players to come back into the frame but expect a much improved showing from last time out. 1-1 draw for me

  3. 3-1 forest im afraid