Tip Fulham – Nottingham Forest
Fulham were forced to wait longer for confirmation as Championship winners when they drew 1-1 with second placed Bournemouth. They will secure that with a home win over Nottingham Forest in their next Championship match. Fulham have 87 points at the top of the league, while Nottingham are fourth with 73 points. This is a very significant game for both these teams. For Fulham, winning the title at home will mean a lot and after a great season so far, it will be great to finish this off here. The hosts take to this game a great scoring run, having netted 99 times in their 43 matches so far. Aleksandar Mitrovic has been the key man for them with 41 goals and he has a good record going into this game, having scored four times in the last five matches. The London side has three wins in the last five home matches but has just two clean sheets in the least five.
Nottingham Forest are five points behind Bournemouth, who are placed second, and they can still contest for an automatic promotion slot. In their penultimate game, they face Bournemouth so if the Cherries slip up in their coming games the clash between these two will come with high stakes. Nottingham go into this game straight from a 1-0 win away to Peterborough United, which was their eighth win in 10 matches and it presented their fourth clean sheet in five matches, while they have failed to score in just one of those five matches. Three times in the last five matches Nottingham have scored two or more goals. Nottingham Forest have lost just twice in their last 17 matches. In the last six meetings between these two sides, Fulham have been dominant, winning five and only losing one time.
Key points Fulham – Nottingham Forest
Fulham have scored in each of their last five matches at home.
Nottingham Forest have eight wins in the last 10 matches.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored four times in the last five matches.
Nottingham Forest have lost just twice in their last 17 matches.
Nottingham Forest have failed to score in two of their last 12 matches.
ConclusionFULHAM – NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Nottingham Forest have confirmed their place in the top six and they can start planning for the playoffs. Fulham need a win to be confirmed champions. There is a possibility that if Fulham miss here, they will still win it in the next game, which also comes at home. One thing stands out about these sides – they are good scorers, and while we back both teams to score a win for Fulham looks likely.