Nottingham Forest will face Burnley in the Championship on Monday, September 18, 2023 at the City Ground. The hosts are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City in their last match, while the visitors are aiming to extend their unbeaten run to six games. Here is the Dream11 team prediction, fantasy tips and match preview for the Nottingham Forest vs Burnley clash.
Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Nick Pope Defenders: Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Joe Worrall, Gaetan Bong Midfielders: Dwight McNeil, Josh Brownhill, Brennan Johnson, Lewis Grabban Forwards: Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes
Captain: Chris Wood Vice-captain: Lewis Grabban
- Chris Wood is the leading scorer for Burnley with four goals in five games. The New Zealand international has a knack of scoring against his former club, having netted three times in four appearances against Nottingham Forest.
- Lewis Grabban is the main threat for Nottingham Forest, having scored three goals in six games. The experienced striker has also provided two assists and is involved in 62% of his team’s goals this season.
- Dwight McNeil is the creative force for Burnley, having registered three assists and 14 key passes in five games. The winger also has a goal to his name and is a constant menace on the left flank.
- Brennan Johnson is a promising talent for Nottingham Forest, having scored two goals and provided one assist in six games. The 21-year-old midfielder is on loan from Lincoln City and has impressed with his pace and dribbling skills.
Nottingham Forest are currently in the relegation zone, having won only one of their six games so far. The Reds have scored seven goals and conceded 11, giving them a goal difference of -4. They have also lost three of their last four games, including a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City in their last match.
Burnley are in the playoff spots, having won three and drawn two of their six games so far. The Clarets have scored 10 goals and conceded six, giving them a goal difference of +4. They have also kept three clean sheets in their last five games, including a 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion in their last match.
The last time these two teams met was in the FA Cup third round in January 2021, when Burnley won 1-0 at Turf Moor thanks to a goal from Jay Rodriguez. The last time they met in the Championship was in April 2016, when Burnley won 1-0 at the City Ground thanks to a goal from Sam Vokes.
Burnley have a slight edge over Nottingham Forest in their head-to-head record, having won 15, drawn nine and lost 13 of their 37 meetings. Burnley have also won four of their last five games against Nottingham Forest, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
The match between Nottingham Forest and Burnley will kick off at 3 pm BST (7:30 pm IST) on Monday, September 18, 2023 at the City Ground. The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK and on Star Sports Select HD2 in India. The match will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar website and app.