Predicting Nottingham Forest’s final seven games

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We take a close look at Nottingham Forest’s next seven Championship games against Wolves, Brentford, Huddersfield, Watford, Blackburn, Ipswich and Cardiff.

Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Playing at home after the international break will certainly be welcomed by Nottingham Forest, who have an outside chance of making the Championship playoffs.

However, Wolverhampton Wanderers are in a good run of form, and they will not make it easy for Dougie Freedman’s side at the City Ground.

A draw is likely to be the final outcome.

Prediction: 1-1

Brentford v Nottingham Forest

Like Wolves, Brentford are aiming for a top-six finish in the Championship this season and will be favourites to win at home.

Forest have shown that they can step up against the bigger teams under Freedman’s management, but the outcome of this game will depend on the result of the match against Wolves.

If the Nottingham-based outfit head to Brentford on the back of a win, then they could pick up maximum points at Griffin Park.

Prediction: 2-1

Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town

The Reds will be favourites to win this game, and it will be nothing less than a surprise if they fail to collect all three points.

Prediction: 3-0

Nottingham Forest v Watford

Playing at home will give Forest an edge, but Watford are pushing for automatic promotion to the Premier League and there is a reason why.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are strong and are in form, and at the moment, they should feel confident of winning at the City Ground.

Prediction: 1-2

Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest

Blackburn Rovers have nothing to play for this season, while heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Forest could well be close to - or among - the playoffs.

Although Rovers will be looking to end their campaign on a high, the Reds do have it in themselves to register a narrow win at Ewood Park.

Prediction: 0-1

Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest

This could well be the game which decides whether Ipswich Town or Forest end up in the top six of the Championship this season.

Ipswich will be favourites, but one cannot dismiss the Reds’ chances of a draw.

Prediction: 2-2

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City

Cardiff have nothing to play for, and by the time this game comes around, they could well be looking ahead to the 2015-16 campaign.

Given the progress Forest have made under Freedman, one suspects that the players will be keen on ending the season on a positive note.

Prediction: 2-0

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