Millwall will travel to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest in the EFL Championship. The home team sacked their previous manager Chris Hughton and replaced him with Steve Cooper. This will be their first game under the new manager.
Nottingham Forest had a poor start to the season with just four points. Forest are currently in 23rd place in the standing and struggling for points this season. The team had one point in seven games under Hughton. However, the managerless team won their previous fixture 2-0 against Huddersfield.
Nottingham Forest have scored seven goals this season in the Championship. The team has played counter-attacking football this season and averages around three counterattacks per match. The Reds have attempted 51 shots from outside the box and more than any other team in the league.
Scoring goals is not the only concern for Forest this season. The team have also struggled to get inside the opposition box. From the above visual, we can see that Forest players only average 10 touches per game in the opposition box. This has also resulted in the least number of shots from inside the opposition box. The Reds have attempted 31 shots from inside the box, with ten on target.
The team also lacks creativity with passes. Forest sit at the bottom of the table for smart passes and through passes attempted. The average of both the passes per 90 minutes is 0.46.
Lewis Grabban is the highest goal scorer with two goals, and the forward player has also provided an assist. Brennan Johnson has been the most creative player for Forest with one goal and two assists.
Millwall are currently 17th in the standings with eight points in eight games. The team is on a four-match unbeaten run in the league with one win and the last three matches have ended in a draw.
Millwall have been an attacking team this season. The team has attempted 227 positional attacks and averages 26 positional attacks per match. The above viz. is the data representation of shots taken by every team. The Millwall team average ten shots per 90 minutes. Crossing the ball has been a part of Millwall’s attack, and the team averages around 18 crosses per match.
The Lions are third in the list of aerial and defensive duels contested. The team averages around 69 defensive duels and 72 aerial duels per 90 minutes. Their win percentage is over 60% for defensive and 50% for aerial duels.
The key concern for Millwall is creativity with the ball. The Lions are just above their next opponents in the list of successful smart passes. Millwall players have focused on crossing and the through pass attempted are also less in number.
Jed Wallace has been the top goalscorer for the Lions this season. He has scored three goals and assisted three times. The Englishman tops the list for the expected threat created in the league. He will surely be a threat this weekend.
Forest will try to win two out of two games when they host Millwall. Millwall have been an attacking team and will look to trouble Forest who are playing for the first time under the new manager.