Nottingham Forest looked to have lifted themselves to relative safety just a few weeks ago, however they now find themselves very much in the danger zone with just a minimal goal difference separating them from third-from-bottom side Blackburn Rovers as we head into the final round of fixtures.
Can Forest secure for themselves a vital win or will they find themselves in League One at the final whistle this weekend? Indeed even a slender victory may not be enough given that Mark Warburton’s men enjoy just a single-goal advantage over Rovers. That’s just how precarious their position is.
That said, Nottingham Forest have been managing to grind out some unlikely victories in recent weeks. Premier League-bound Brighton & Hove Albion were thrashed 3-0 at the City Ground in early March and since then Forest have recorded wins over play-off sides Huddersfield Town and Reading, both of these also taking place on home soil.
Indeed Forest have been pretty solid at the City Ground of late and we believe that they can continue this decent home form by collecting all three points from their weekend clash with Ipswich Town.
For their part, the Tractor Boys have been very much a mixed bag this season and their form away from Portman Road makes pretty dismal reading. Rock-bottom side Rotherham United managed a win over Ipswich at the New York Stadium in their last away game and we believe that desperate Nottingham Forest will manage to put distance between themselves and the bottom three by securing a crucial win at the City Ground this weekend. Will it be enough to ensure survival in the Championship? We believe that it will.