Match date: 29 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: 1 (0 AH)
| Match result:
1-1 - Draw
Cardiff currently occupies decent 10th position at the table and they will now host Nottingham in 24th round of English Championship. Cardiff is coming to this match after two defeats, most recently against Milton Keynes Dons 2:1 and Birmingham 1:0, both on the road. They now must get back on the track and win all three points here, in previous 23 rounds Cardiff scored 28 goals while conceded 25. Cardiff so far suffered six defeats in league and five of them were on the road while at home suffered defeat only against 3rd placed Hull City. They are playing good in front of their fans and for sure will give their best here to achieve another positive outcome. Cardiff ended previous campaign at 11th position and they can be satisfied with their results so far, now must try to end that mini streak of two defeats and go for a victory here. As for absent players, only defender Sean Morrison will be out due to injury.
Nottingham Forest on the other side improved their form since this season started and in last six rounds achieved three victories and got three draws. They are now at 15th position and must play on very high level to achieve positive result. They are now facing against very unpleasant host while in last seven away matches they have failed to win. In previous round they divided points with Leeds while before that celebrated over Milton Keynes Dons. Nottingham has negative record in duels against Cardiff and in last four matches they suffered four defeats and now must show really outstanding performances to set up different outcome. Nottingham scored 23 goals in previous 23 rounds and conceded 22 and didn't impressed with their attacking skills, they are now maybe in best shape since this season started but now it will be very hard to save their net and earn some points here. Forward Britt Assombalonga and defender Daniel Pinillos will stay out of action for this match due to injuries.
Cardiff is playing very well at home and they will for sure give their best to achieve another positive outcome and get back on the track after two consecutive defeats, while Nottingham is without defeat in last six rounds but now are facing with very unpleasant hosts and it will be very hard for them to save their net, I believe that hosts are closer to a victory in this match.