BURNLEY v NOTTINGHAM FOREST – ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
February 23 2016, Turf Moor Stadium,19:45 GMT +0
Burnley will have problem with Michael Keane missing this match due to head injury in the last match, where Burnley played Rotherham and came on top with a win (2:0). With only 41% possession and 1 shot on goal Rotherham had no chance of winning against Burnley, who are currently in top form.
The missing defender will be most likely replaced by new singing James Tarkowski, who will make his full debut for Burnley today.
Playing at Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley are playing really good this season, with a record of (11-3-2). That record tells us they are 2nd best team playing at home in England Championship, right after Hull City, who are currently on the top of the table. Going against Nottingham Forest, who managed to get only 18 points in the last 15 away matches played, we can expect Burley to show their dominance.
As for missing players, besides before mentioned Keane, Burnley will be without midfielder Dean Marney who still has calf troubles, whereas Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz are sidelined for long term due to knee problems.
The visitors do not have any new injuries, so they will play with unchanged squad, with hopes to bounce back from their first defeat in 14 league matches, when they lost to Huddersfield at home (0:2). Even though there are no new injuries, Britt Assombalonga, who is a club record singing is still out the game due to knee injury and has been sidelined for over a year now, Henri Lansbury is making a good recovery but is not yet ready to play. It is expected from him to join his squad by the end of the March.
The visitors have been playing decent, but they will face a team that has a goal to play in the Premier league again. And taking into consideration, that Burnley can give problems to any top league team, even when playing on the road, and defeating teams at home surely won’t be a problem.
Prediction: Burnley -0.5
Odds: 1.80 SBOBET