|Nottingham Forest:||Asmir Begovic, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Steve Cook, Diego Rico Salguero, Junior Stanislas, Ben Pearson, Adam Smith, Shane Long, Jack Wilshere, Arnaut Danjuma and Jefferson Lerma|
|Bournemouth:||Cyrus Christie, Glenn Murray, Tobias Figueiredo, Anthony Knockaert, Filip Krovinovic, James Garner, Samba Sow, Cafu, Luke Freeman, Gaetan Bong and Joe Worrall|
|Stadium:||the City Ground|
On Saturday, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth were held to a 0-0 draw at the City Ground. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Nottingham Forest were looking to continue their run after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Wycombe Wanderers away (3-0), the other to Coventry City away (2-1). Bournemouth were able to continue their winning streak after a 3-2 win against Birmingham City in their last match. As it stands, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth currently occupy 16th and 6th spots in the table, with 33 points and 46 points respectively after 29 matches.
There were bookings for Cafu and Luke Freeman from Nottingham and Adam Smith for Bournemouth.