There’s a relegation six-pointer going down on the south coast this weekend as Bournemouth go head to head with Nottingham Forest.Bournemouth Form Guide
From the word go, Bournemouth were being pinpointed as one of the favourites for the drop. Ever since then, they’ve flirted with the idea of making a push further up the table - only to fall short. In their current position, ending up in 17th place would be nothing short of a miracle.
Since the turn of the year, the Cherries have just kept on losing. They were humbled by Manchester United, hit for four by Championship side Burnley and barely put up a fight in a 2-0 defeat to Brentford.Nottingham Forest Form Guide
Nottingham Forest are living proof that you can’t count a team out too soon. They’ve been on a lovely run of form as of late and the fact that the board kept hold of Steve Cooper is a huge reason for that. They believe in him, and the players are starting to prove why he’s earned their trust.
On the pitch, Forest have certainly been busy with five games since the turn of the year. They drew with Chelsea before beating relegation rivals Southampton, only to fall to a shock 4-1 loss in the FA Cup against Blackpool. Thankfully, they’ve gone on to knock Wolves out of the League Cup and beat Leicester at the City Ground.Latest Team News
Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook will be assessed ahead of the game. Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Fredericks, Junior Stanislas and David Brooks are out.
Taiwo Awoniyi and Ryan Yates are fitness concerns. Elsewhere, the following players will miss the game: Giulian Biancone, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhaté, Jesse Lingard and Willy Boly.Match Prediction
While this one will probably be exciting, we don’t think anyone will be able to avoid the dreaded draw.