Our prediction for this Championship match:
After playing out a goalless draw with Coventry City on Boxing Day, Stoke City will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Nottingham Forest at their Bet365 Stadium. The Potters have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping a clean sheet in each of their last four league fixtures, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence against Forest.
Fit-again midfielder Joe Allen is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in the draw with Coventry. The Reds, on the other hand, looked solid at the back in a goalless draw with Birmingham City, meaning that a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Bet365 Stadium. The likes of Colback, Bachirou, McKenna, and Freeman remain on the sidelines for the visitors, while Blackett is rated doubtful for the midweek clash.