While Nottingham got promoted from the second division of English football last season, Hertha Berlin almost got relegated to the second tier of German football.
Nottingham Forest will be keen to make the most of their return to the Premier League and for that, they will hope to have a proper pre-season preparation. Next in their line of a hectic summer is a match against Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin. While Nottingham got promoted from the second division of English football last season, Hertha Berlin almost got relegated to the second tier of German football. For both sides, the upcoming campaign is all about surviving another year in the top flight of their respective countries.
|Nottingham Forest vs Hertha Berlin||Key Details|
|Date||20 July, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||11:30 pm|
|Kickoff time England||7 pm|
|Kickoff time Germany||8 pm|
The journey of Nottingham Forest under Steve Cooper was nothing short of a fairytale. Cooper replaced Chris Hughton following the team’s poor start last campaign. Then Nottingham jumped from the bottom of the table to the Championship play-off final, where they edged past Huddersfield Town to seal a Premier League promotion. They will be up against a side that survived the relegation in thrilling fashion. Both teams had their ups and downs in the pre-season so far. Nottingham are heading into this match on the back of a goalless draw against Barnsley, while Hertha Berlin lost to Derby County in their last match.
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Nottingham Forest have been busy in the transfer window by already bringing in a lot of players. Taiwo Awoniyi’s signing is the one that has got all the fans excited ahead of the new season. Besides, goalkeeper Dean Henderson is a major doubt after not lasting long in their last game. Wayne Hennessey, who came in as his replacement, could start again on Wednesday. On the other hand, Hertha brought Filip Uremovic and Jonjoe Kenny in this window. Although it is not clear whether they will be involved in their upcoming match. They will also have to make do without the services of Niklas Stark, who departed the club this summer.
The pre-season friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Hertha Berlin will take place at Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday at 11:30 pm IST.
The live coverage of the upcoming friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Hertha Berlin will be available on Forest TV. Further details can be found on their official club website.