Nottingham Forest vs Norwich City preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Norwich's Jacob Sorensen and Nottinghams Joe Lolly battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road, Norwich on Wednesday 9th December 2020. (Photo by Ben Pooley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Norwich City will be looking to make it nine league wins in a row when they travel to the City Ground to face strugglers Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

Chris Hughton's side come into the game off the back of a 1-1 home draw against promotion-chasing Reading, whilst Daniel Farke's side defeated out-of-form Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough

Ahead of the game, Norwich sit top of the Sky Bet Championship, seven points clear of nearest challengers Watford. Meanwhile, the Reds are occupying 17th position and have a nine-point cushion to the drop zone. 

Team news

Forest will be without winger Joe Lolley after he picked up a hamstring injury at the weekend that will see him miss the remainder of the season. 

Another big miss for Hughton's side is captain Joe Worrall who will be absent until after the international break after picking up a rib injury against Watford. 

Despite returning to training, Harry Arter will miss the midweek fixture against the Canaries

Farke may make one change for the trip to the City Ground with Kieran Dowell set to face his old side replacing Lukas Rupp.  

Sam Byram and Michael McGovern are the only two confirmed absentees for the table toppers. 

Predicted lineups

Nottingham Forest (4-2-3-1): 

Samba; Christie, Figueiredo, McKenna, Bong, Garner, Cafu, Knockaert, Krovinovic, Ameobi, Murray. 

Norwich City (4-2-3-1): 

Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Skipp, McLean, Buendia, Dowell, Cantwell, Pukki. 

Ones to watch

Sammy Ameobi - Nottingham Forest

Since returning from injury, Sammy Ameobi has hit the ground running and picked up where he left off in terms of his good performances. Standing at six foot four, he is an unconventional winger but it is also one of his best assets. 

In his most recent performance, he used his strength to bulldoze past Omar Richards and tee up an opportunity which was turned into his own net by Tom Holmes

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Todd Cantwell - Norwich City

The England U21 international has sparked into life as of late. His phenomenal goal against the Owls was his fifth goal of the season and is starting to really show his quality. In the January transfer window, there was interest from Leicester City for the youngster but he decided to stay put at the East Anglian club. 

His form this season has propelled Norwich to the top of the table and look certain for a return to the top flight. He has had a metoric rise at his boyhood club and is only a matter of time before he moves on to a big club to fulfill his potential. 

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Previous meetings

The two sides last met at Carrow Road back in December with Norwich running out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Jacob Sorensen and Emi Buendia. 

The two sides last met at the City Ground back in October 2018 in what was Norwich's last promotion winning campaign. The Canaries again defeated the Reds 2-1 with a double from Timm Klose sending them to victory. 

Last time out... 

How to watch

Due to the current national lockdown, no fans will be in attendance at the City Ground. This means the game is available on iFollow through Forest and Norwich's respective club websites, with passes being priced at £10. 

The game is also available on Sky Sports Football via the red button.

The game kicks off at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday 17 March 2021.