Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City kick-off time, live stream details, TV channel and team news

The international break is over, and Cardiff City are set to return to action in the Championship on Sunday, with a trip to struggling Nottingham Forest on the agenda for Mick McCarthy’s men.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

What time is Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City kick-off?

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City kicks off at the City Ground at 2.30pm BST on Sunday, September 12.

Is Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City on TV?


The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage set to start at 2.15pm BST.

Fans can also stream the match via the Sky Go App.

Alternatively, you can follow live updates from the match via our blog which will be available on our Cardiff City page.

What’s the latest team news?

Djed Spence could well be handed his debut for Nottingham Forest after completing a loan move to the Reds, while fellow new arrivals Max Lowe, Rodrigo Ely and Xande Silva are also pushing to feature for the first time.

Forest will be without Braian Ojeda and Mohamed Drager are self-isolating.

Kieffer Moore is likely to be back for the visitors after he had to isolate due to his own Covid-19 fears, while Rubin Colwill and Mark Harris could also feature following their exploits for Wales.

Lee Tomlin and Issac Vassell are out.

What have the managers said?

Chris Hughton: “How good this squad compared to last season’s squad will be determined over the next period of games,” Hughton said.

“It’s going to be a younger squad. I think the average age of players that have come in is about 23.

“You can’t start post-window and not be happy with the squad that you’ve got. There aren’t any managers that get everything they want and the only thing that would have been more helpful would have been getting players in earlier than we did.”

Mick McCarthy: “The lads at the top of the league are probably the two teams with the best squads and most depth.

They’ve managed to keep hold of most of their players and have been building strong squads for years.

The four places below that are something we are striving towards.

We had a push last year, but it was a little too late.

The goals is top six. You can never call the Championship, it’s always competitive, but the gaffer won’t let us take our foot off the pedal.”

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What are the latest betting odds?

Nottingham Forest 39/20

Draw 41/20

Cardiff 31/20

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Who is the referee?

The referee for this contest is Dean Whitestone.

He will be assisted by Mark Pottage and Geoffrey Liddle.

Match facts

  • Nottingham Forest won their last league match against Cardiff in April but haven’t won consecutive league games against the Bluebirds since February 2011 under Billy Davies.
  • Cardiff City have won their last six away Football League matches against Nottingham Forest, a run stretching back to May 2015.
  • Nottingham Forest are winless in their last 11 league games (D5 L6), last having a longer run in April 2014 (12).
  • Cardiff have lost just one of their last 11 league games (W4 D6), though this defeat did come in their last match against Bristol City.
  • Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy is winless in his last five away league matches against Nottingham Forest (D3 L2) since leading Wolves to a 1-0 victory in March 2009.


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