Well it has been a long three months since a ball was last kicked in the Championship. and the whole footballing world has taken a back seat as the Covid 19 Pandemic took hold with every major sporting event postponed. Fans of all teams must have been asking would football ever return? Well as it turns out both League One and League Two being called off . Subsequently, it is the Premier League and the EFL Championship that are going ahead.
So Sheffield Wednesday Vs Nottingham Forest is a match the Forest fans have been waiting for to see how the team has handled three months of no football. They have all been back in training at the Nigel Doughty Academy and with only nine games left to go in the season its all still to play for. Forest are sitting in 5th place, very nicely in the Play-off places on 60 points, with opponents Sheffield Wednesday 15th in the League currently on 48 points, 12 behind Forest and only six behind Preston North End, who hold the last Play Off Place. Both sides had lost their last games before lockdown happened. Forest suffered a 3-0 at home defeat to Millwall, while Wednesday lost 5-0 away to Brentford.
When the sides last meet in the League it was a game that most Forest Fans will want to forget as the Reds were beaten 4-0 at home, this being the worst performance in the League this season.
” I take full account for this performance it was way below our way of playing and i will do everything i can to put it right”Sabri Lamouchi after the 4-0 home loss to Wednesday
That game will not live long in the minds of most Forest fans, who were there that day as Forest were 4-0 down by half time and most of the 28,002 who attended had walked out at half-time. Never before have so many fans left a game after the first half!
Fast forward on from that game and Forest are now in a better place then they were that day, sitting in 5th place 10 points of second place West Brom and 11 Points off top spot Leeds United. Can Forest continue on there quest for promotion and finally go back to the top league. If Forest want to start this mini-season in the best way then they have to do all they can to come back with all three points. This means stopping Jordan Rhodes, who just loves playing against the reds as it was his 15 minute hat-trick that set the Owls on there way to victory when the sides last met.
Forest will have Samba Sow and Thiago Silva back to boost the midfield, the pair were injured before the lockdown.
Karl’s Score Prediction Sheffield Wednesday 2-3 Nottingham Forest