swansea look to down nottingham to move into play-off places

12:30    15 Sep 2018

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Swansea will look to move into the play-off places of the English Championship when they host Nottingham at Liberty stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Swansea gained three gutsy points at Millwall last time in action after a sending off and going behind. That win pushed them up to just outside the play-off places with 11 points (W3, D2, L1) despite their patchy home form (W1, D1, L1).

With seven league goals scored this season, Swansea are the joint-lowest scorers in the top 14 in the table, while their five conceded is bettered by just two teams.

Swans manager Graham Potter is seven games into the job, but their opening-day win broke a ten-game winless run (D3, L7) stretching back to March.

Fourteenth-placed Nottingham Forest tasted defeat for the first time this season (all comps.) in a 2-1 loss at Brentford, but have been held back a joint-league high four draws (W1, D4, L1) - a stark contrast to last season where their eight draws was the second lowest in the division.

Forest might want to address their first-half woes. They have been behind at the break four times this season in the league and drawing the other two, while six of their last seven away games have all seen them down at the break (one HT draw)!

This will be the teams first official meeting since 2011. A tight H2H record reveals the closeness of the teams, with Forest winning 24 to Swansea’s 23.

Three of Swansea's last six league games have seen both teams score - Forest have seen five out of six.

Swansea have only won two games in their last ten home fixtures in all competitions.
Forest have not won on the road since February's 5-2 thrashing of QPR last season.

This match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 at 16h00 (CAT).
 

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