Both sides had their respective domestic season’s halted due to the ongoing FIFA World cup and are looking to keep themselves match fit and ready to go once the season resumes after Christmas.
Nottingham Forest will continue their friendly schedule when they take on Greek Super League side Atromitos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens on Tuesday evening. Both sides had their respective domestic season’s halted due to the ongoing FIFA World cup and are looking to keep themselves match fit and ready to go once the season resumes after Christmas. Atromitos are currently occupying 8th spot in the Greek top flight standings, with 15 points to their name in 13 outings. Forest, meanwhile, are languishing at the 18th position in the Premier League table, having collected just 13 points from 15 matches.
The Greek outfit’s last outing was against Panathinaikos in November when they lost 2-0. Chris Coleman’s side have recorded just one win from their last five league games before the season was halted. Last term, the Athens based side managed to secure a sixth-place finish in the Super League. The positionsing meant Atromitos narrowly avoided qualification for the relegation playoff.
Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, are competing in the Premier League for the first time in 20 years. The Tricky Trees made a number of new signings to add more quality and depth to the team in order to extend their stay in the English top flight. However, the preparations doesn’t seem to have yielded the desired result as Steve Cooper’s side are languishing in the relegation, having recorded just three wins from their 15 League games thus far. Prior to the World Cup break, Forest got the better of Crystal Palace courtesy of Morgan Gibbs-White’s lone goal. Meanwhile Cooper’s side completed their first friendly of this winter break on Friday night against Stoke City. The match ended in a 2-1 defeat, courtesy of Steve Cook’s own goal and Tyrese Campbell’s second half goal.
Straight to work in Greece. 👊🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/hQCHjnoSNl
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) December 5, 2022
|Asteras Tripolis||2-0 (W)|
|Asteras Tripolis||1-3 (W)|
|Stoke City||2-1 (L)|
|Crystal Palace||1-0 (W)|
|Tottenham Hotspur||2-0 (W)|
|Nottingham Forest beat Atromitos||3-0|
Atromitos midfielder Samuel Fridjonsson is suffering from illness and may not be available for Tuesday’s game. Striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson, who has four goals to his name this term is expected to spearhead the attack alongside Gaetan Robail and Juan Muniz in support. As for Nottingham Forest, Sergie Aurie and Jesse Lingard, who missed the last outing due to illness, might get on the field on Tuesday. Meanwhile three players Wayne Hennessey, Neco Williams and Brennan Johnson who were part of Wales’ World Cup squad are set to join the squad but may not be involved in the game against the Greek outfit.
Atromitos probable starting lineup: Gianniotis, Kechrinda, Mavromatis, Chatziisaias, De Bock, Totariu, Erlingmark, Gonzalez, Muniz, Robali, Kjartansson
Nottingham Forest probable starting lineup: Henderson, Boly, Worrall, Mbe, Soh, Fewster, O’Brien, Mangala, Toffolo, Gibbs-White, Dennis, Awoniyi
The club friendly match between Atromitos and Nottingham Forest will take place at Proponitiko Kentro Reti on Tuesday at 6:30 pm IST.
|Atromitos vs Nottingham Forest||Key details|
|Venue||Proponitiko Kentro Reti|
|Kickoff time in India||6:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in UK||1:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Greece||3:00 pm|
Unfortunately, there is no concrete information on live streaming or telecast for the club friendly match between Atromitos and Nottingham Forest. We will update the viewers as and when any information about the streaming of the match becomes available.