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        Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

        Nottingham Forest travel down south to take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium hoping to distance themselves from the bottom three.

        These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

        • Date: 04/02/24
        • Kick-off time: 14:00
        • Venue: Vitality Stadium

        Bournemouth take on Nottingham Forest in a game which could be very important for the teams at the bottom of the table.

        The Cherries currently sit in 12th, nine points above the drop zone and comfortably out of danger. Their recent form has allowed them to look forward at the teams ahead of them rather than the teams behind them.

        Forest, in contrast, are nervously looking over their shoulder with only four points separating them and 18th place Luton. The Hatters also have a game in hand. They will be desperate for three points to give them a cushion as they look to secure a third straight season of Premier League football. Their last game saw them lose a crucial match at Brentford, which helped the Bees climb above them in the table.

        A win for Bournemouth would ensure they keep pace with the teams above them, as they trail 11th-place Wolves by four points. A rough start to the season has meant they have had to play catch-up, but a run of six wins in seven during November and December has allowed them to quickly shoot up the table. They have lost their last two games against Tottenham and Liverpool, but prior to this they won four in a row, including a resounding 3-0 victory at Old Trafford.

        During their winning streak, Andoni Iraola’s side enjoyed plenty of success in front of goal, with 11 scored. They only conceded twice in this stretch. Five goals were also put past Swansea in the FA Cup last week. Whilst they scored just once and conceded seven against Spurs and Liverpool, this fixture against Nottingham Forest should give them a perfect opportunity get back on track in the league. Their opponents rank near the bottom of the league with 38 goals conceded and have not kept a clean sheet since early November.

        Nuno Espirito Santo will be hoping his side aren’t affected by their recent loss to Brentford, as they had won their two previous games before that against Newcastle and Man United. He will look to Chris Wood to produce in attack and add to his eight league goals.

        The two teams met just before Christmas in a thrilling match which ended 3-2 in favour of Bournemouth. Despite being reduced to 10 men after 23 minutes, Forest took the lead through Anthony Elanga shortly after the restart, before Dominic Solanke hit back with two quick goals to put his side in front. Wood put the hosts back on level terms but Solanke completed his hat-trick in the 94th minute to break Forest hearts. Bournemouth have dominated this fixture in recent years, with five wins in seven. They have not lost to Forest since February 2015, which occurred in the Championship.

        Team News

        Bournemouth Team News

        Bournemouth have a number of long-term absentees, but no fresh injury concerns. Max Aarons was recently diagnosed with a muscle injury, and will be out for the foreseeable future with no return date set. Dango Outtara is still away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

        Nottingham Forest Team News

        Forest will be without striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who is out until March with a groin injury. Nuno Espirito Santo will be missing a host of players who are away at AFCON. Ibrahim Sangare, Ola Aina, Moussa Niakhate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Willy Boly and Serge Aurier are all absent.

        Form Guide (Last Five Games)

        Bournemouth Form Guide:

        In their last five games, Bournemouth have won three games and lost twice. After a difficult start to the season, Bournemouth have enjoyed an upturn in form, which has them fourth in the form table. This stretch of games began with a dominant 3-0 victory over Fulham on Boxing Day.

        They then faced a tricky trip to Tottenham, losing 3-1. However, the scoreline does not tell the full story as they gave a good account of themselves, taking double the shot attempts than their hosts and enjoying an even amount of possession. The Cherries bounced back in the FA Cup with a 3-2 win at QPR to advance to the fourth round, where they faced Swansea in their most recent outing. A resounding 5-0 result sent the Swans packing, and Bournemouth into the fifth round.

        In between the two cup ties, they hosted league leaders Liverpool and lost 4-0. They managed to hold their visitors at 0-0 until the break, but their resistance was broken shortly after the restart and they could not recover. They face West Ham on Thursday before their weekend meeting with Forest.

        Nottingham Forest Form Guide:

        manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Forest have enjoyed an upturn in form in recent weeks. Their mini resurgence first began with a 3-1 victory at Newcastle before perhaps their biggest win of the season at home to Manchester United. They opened the scoring through Nicolas Dominguez but Marcus Rashford equalised 14 minutes later. However, the game was level for just four minutes as Morgan Gibbs-White found the back of the net in the 82nd minute to earn his side a precious three points.

        An FA Cup distraction followed as they were 3-2 winners at Bloomfield Road after a 2-2 draw at the City ground 10 days before. Chris Wood’s goal in the second half of extra time was the difference between the two sides. This confirmed their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup, in which they travelled to Bristol City in their most recent outing. A 0-0 draw means they will meet again in Nottingham next month.

        Before that tie, they faced Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium in a crucial matchup at the bottom of the Premier League table, though they fell to a 3-2 defeat. Despite taking a very early lead through Danilo, they conceded an equaliser to the returning Ivan Toney, before the hosts went in front 13 minutes after the restart. Wood put Forest back on level terms but this only lasted three minutes as Maupay bagged the winner.

        Forest will face Arsenal in the league on Tuesday before they travel to Bournemouth at the weekend.

        Footy Accumulators Prediction

        Expect goals in this one as both sides have enjoyed some good scoring form in recent weeks. Forest will be desperate for three points to give them some breathing room, but Bournemouth might be too strong for them, especially at home. We predict: Bournemouth 3-1 Nottingham Forest

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