Nottingham Forest have been flirting with the possibility of relegation for much of the season but their 2-0 win over promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town last weekend lifted them five points clear of the bottom three as we head towards the Easter weekend. Can the East Anglian side build on this impressive win by putting struggling Blackburn Rovers to the sword on Friday?
Rovers have also been hovering around the drop zone for most of the season and remain firmly in danger with four points separating them from safety and just five games left to play. Their recent results don’t make impressive reading with just a solitary win in their last eight games. Indeed they head into this clash at the City Ground on the back of three consecutive defeats and to be honest we don’t fancy their chances too much against an improved Nottingham Forest outfit.
Forest have been pretty solid at the City Ground in recent weeks with five wins, two defeats and a single draw from their last eight home games. This has been enough to steer them clear of immediate danger and whilst they remain dangerously close to the bottom three as things stand, their recent improvement would suggest that a corner has been turned and they can further cement their place in the Championship for next season by bagging all three points on Friday against a Blackburn Rovers side which already look dead and buried.