On Tuesday night, second-placed Bournemouth and third-placed Nottingham Forest face off at the Vitality Stadium.

The rescheduled match was postponed back in February after damage was caused to the Vitality Stadium by Storm Eunice.

With just three points separating the two teams, the stakes are now a lot higher. Three points for the Cherries would take them to 85 points and secure automatic promotion; three points for Steve Cooper’s men would move the pair level on points and perhaps even see Forest move above their promotion rivals, depending on goal difference.

Bournemouth
Nottingham Forest

Tuesday 3rd May 6:30pm

Kick off 7:00pm

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Such a prospect seemed remote early in the season as Bournemouth flew out of the blocks while Forest struggled.

In response to last season’s play-off semi-final defeat to Brentford, Bournemouth stormed their way to the top of the Championship this term after going unbeaten in the first 15 league games. As they had done in 2020/21, a wobble followed – consisting of six defeats in 12 games – paving the way for champions elect Fulham to lead the way.

But the Cherries had clearly learned their lessons. This time, they recovered and have almost exclusively held onto second ever since.

Forest’s story could not be more different. While Scott Parker and Co were flying high, Forest under Chris Hughton were bottom of the league as recently as September 18.

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To suggest they have thrived under Cooper – who led Swansea to the play-offs in the last two seasons – is an understatement. In his 37 league games in charge, they have won 22 and lost just four games, scoring 63 goals along the way.

They travel to the south coast off the back of a stunning run of nine wins in their last 10. Bournemouth will have to be at their best to stop this machine from steamrolling it way back into the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

Watch Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest live on Sky Sports Football from on 6.30pm on Monday; Kick off 7pm

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Here, we take a look at the runners and riders, their form and their key remaining fixtures as they bid to break free of the Championship’s clutches and reach the Premier League…

Bournemouth

Position: 2nd
Games played: 44
Points: 82
Form (most recent first): WDDWD
Sky Bet promotion odds: 1/8

Remaining fixtures: Nottingham Forest (A) (May 3, 7pm), Millwall (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between Blackburn and Bournemouth.

Nottingham Forest

Position: 3rd
Games played: 44
Points: 79
Form (most recent first): WWWWL
Sky Bet promotion odds: 1/1

Remaining fixtures: Bournemouth (A) (May 3, 7pm), Hull (A) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Swansea City.

Huddersfield

Position: 4th
Games played: 45
Points: 79
Form (most recent first): WWWDW
Sky Bet promotion odds: 4/1

Remaining fixtures: Bristol City (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Coventry City and Huddersfield Town.

Luton

Position: 5th
Games played: 44
Points: 72
Form (most recent first): DWWLD
Sky Bet promotion odds: 9/2

Remaining fixtures: Fulham (A) (May 2, 5.15pm), Reading (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between Luton and Blackpool.

Sheffield United

Position: 6th
Games played: 45
Points: 72
Form (most recent first): WDWLD
Sky Bet promotion odds: 11/4

Remaining fixtures: Fulham (H) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United.

Middlesbrough

Position: 7th
Games played: 45
Points: 70
Form (most recent first): WWDLD
Sky Bet promotion odds: 9/1

Remaining fixtures: Preston (A) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Stoke City.

Millwall

Position: 8th
Games played: 45
Points: 69
Form (most recent first): WDWDW
Sky Bet promotion odds: 500/1

Remaining fixtures: Bournemouth (A) (May 7, 12.30pm)

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Peterborough United.

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