The race for automatic promotion from the Championship continues this weekend with Nottingham Forest hosting Swansea. The hosts are three points behind Bournemouth, the side currently occupying second place, with three games left to play but, crucially, the two sides meet in midweek in what looks to be a straight shoot out for promotion to the Premier League.
Steve Cooper has got the Forest players performing superbly and they are certainly the form team heading into the final couple of games of the season. There are fine margins when it comes to the promotion and playoff races this year and Forest’s ability to grind points out could be vital.
Swansea are on an unbeaten run however, going nine games without loss. They have drawn their last three though and, despite a good run, they still find themselves in the bottom half of the Championship table.
The side are more than 25 points above the relegation zone at this point, a great accomplishment after a tricky start to the season, but have nothing to really play for in the final couple of games of the season.
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Nottingham Forest vs Swansea match stats
Nottingham Forest have looked like a different side in 2022, losing just two of their 18 matches since the turn of the year. This has given them a decent chance of automatic promotion to the Premier League. The side have scored two or more goals in 11 of those matches, with 67 goals overall in 2021/22.
Swansea’s form looks good on the face of things, with the side going nine matches unbeaten but they’ve only won four of those games. The thing to consider most perhaps, is the rate that they have been conceding goals; they’ve shipped 10 goals in their last five matches, failing to keep a clean sheet in that time.
Swansea definitely hold the advantage in this fixture over recent years, with Nottingham Forest only winning one of the last four meetings between the two sides. That was the most recent clash however, and Forest are a different side to last season and are chasing promotion to the Premier League.