Three wins… Predicting Nottingham Forest’s first five Championship games

We take a close look at Forest’s Championship games against Brighton & Hove Albion, Rotherham, Charlton Athletic, Bolton and Cardiff City this month.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest will be expected to kick off their 2015-16 Championship campaign with a bang, and they should be able to do just that.

Brighton & Hove Albion are not expected to do much this season, and the Reds should be confident of winning away from home at the American Express Community Stadium this evening.

Prediction: 1-3

Nottingham Forest v Rotherham United

This is another game that Dougie Freedman’s side should win with relative ease, especially as it will be held at the City Ground.

Visitng Rotherham United are among the clubs expected to struggle for survival in the second tier of English football this season.

A comfortable win for Forest in their first home game of the 2015-16 Championship campaign is in the offing.

Prediction: 3-0

Nottingham Forest v Charlton Athletic

Playing at home will give Forest an advantage against Charlton Athletic, and they should be able to make it three league wins in a row.

Prediction: 2-0

Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest

Bolton Wanderers will be looking to maintain a strong home form under manager Neil Lennon this season, which means that the Reds may have to settle for a share of the spoils.

Prediction: 1-1

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City

Cardiff City will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship this season, just like Forest, and will arrive at the City Ground looking for maximum points.

While many observers will back the Reds for victory in this encounter, the final outcome could be a draw.

Prediction: 2-2

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