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Prediction: Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United

Prediction: Newcastle United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 15/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United will lock horns with each other in the Premier League this weekend. The match between Nuno’s side and Eddie Howe’s team will be held at the City Ground and is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 pm UK time on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest are one of the biggest and most historic clubs in England, but there is a chance that they could end up in the Championship next season. Just like last season, Forest are in a fight to escape the dreaded drop from the Premier League, and head coach Nuno has a tough fight on his hands.

Forest are 16th in the Premier League table at the moment with 21 points from 23 matches. Nuno’s side are only two points above the bottom three. The Reds are in serious danger of ending the season in the relegation zone and going down back.

Nuno’s side will take on Bristol City at the City Ground in the FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday evening before facing Newcastle United at home in the Premier League this weekend. Forest played out a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth away from home in the Premier League last weekend. It came after a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at the City Ground in the league.

Team News:

Nottingham Forest head coach Nuno is likely to line up his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Matt Turner is unlikely to make the starting lineup for Forest, who will have Matz Sels in goal instead of the USA international. Neco Williams, Andrew Omobamidele, Murillo and Nuno Tavares will be the four defenders and will have Ryan Yates and Nicolas Dominguez as the two holding midfielders in front of them. Taiwo Awoniyi is likely to lead the line for Forest and will have Anthony Elanga, Morgan Gibbs-White and Callum Hudson Odoi behind him in attacking midfield.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United are one of the biggest clubs in England and are going places under owners Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). The Magpies finished in the top four of the Premier League table last season and are aiming to do so this time around as well. Eddie Howe’s side, though, are not going to find it easy.

The Magpies are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 33 points from 23 matches. Newcastle are as many as 13 points behind Aston Villa in fourth. While it is going to be tough for Howe’s side to end up in the UEFA Champions League places, there is still a chance.

Newcastle will head into the Premier League match against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground this weekend on the back of a 4-4 draw with Luton Town at St. James’ Park in the league. It came after a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Premier League which followed a 2-0 win against Fulham Craven Cottage in London in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Team News:

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is likely to line up his team in a 4-3-3 formation against Nottingham Forest. Martin Dúbravka will be in goal for the Magpies. Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman and Dan Burn will be the four defenders. Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Lewis Miley will be in midfield. Jacob Murphy, Anthony Gordon and Miguel Almiron will be three forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Nottingham Forest have won 2 and lost 2 of their last 5 Premier League matches.
  • Newcastle United have won 1 and lost 3 of their last 5 Premier League matches.
  • Nottingham Forest have scored 28 goals in 23 Premier League games this season.
  • Newcastle United have conceded 37 goals in 23 Premier League games this season.
  • Alexander Isak has scored 14 goals in 25 matches in all competitions for Newcastle United this season.

Conclusion

Neither Nottingham Forest nor Newcastle United are in good form at the moment. While Forest will have home advantage, Newcastle have the better team and are in the running for the UEFA Champions League places in the Premier League table. It is very likely that Eddie Howe’s side will eke out a narrow win against Forest at the City Ground.

Prediction: Newcastle United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 15/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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