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Nottingham Forest vs West Ham Prediction And Betting Tips


Nottingham Forest And West Ham To Draw

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Draw @ 5/2

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

The City Ground hosts Nottingham Forest and West Ham this Saturday in the Premier League. Both sides desperately need a win, either to get back in the European football conversation or to put some more room between them and the relegation zone.

  • Nottingham Forest and West Ham to draw @ 5/2 on William Hill
  • Both teams to score @ 6/10 on Paddy Power
  • Over 1.5 goals @ 2/7 on William Hill

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

The Hammers need a big three points to get their chances of European football next season and three points for Forest would give them some more wiggle room in the bottom half of the table.

Nottingham Forest currently sit 16th in the Premier League after 24 games. Forest have five wins, six draws and 13 losses, leaving them on 21 points, just two points above the relegation zone.

Forest have scored 30 goals in 24 games this season, giving them an average of 1.25 goals a game. At the other end of the pitch, Nottingham Forest have struggled, conceding 44 goals, an average of 1.83 goals conceded a game, and keeping three clean sheets.

West Ham, on the other hand, currently sit eighth in the Premier League. In 24 games, The Hammers have ten wins, six draws and eight losses which leaves them on 36 points, equal with Newcastle and five points from Manchester United in sixth.

The Hammers have faltered a little in front of goal this season. In 24 games, West Ham have scored 36 goals which gives them an average of 1.50 goals a game. At the other end of the pitch, West Ham have been struggling in relation to where they sit in the league. In 24 games, The Hammers have conceded 42 goals and have kept just five clean sheets.

This will be the 120th meeting between Nottingham Forest and West Ham, with the first meeting coming back in 1911. Not much separates the two sides, with West Ham having 48 wins in comparison to Forest’s 45 wins, with the other 26 games ending in a draw.

In the last five games in the fixture, West Ham have three wins and Forest have two wins, but the fixture has become high-scoring recently with only two games having under three goals.

Nottingham Forest And West Ham To Draw

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Draw @ 5/2

Both Teams To Score

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Both Teams To Score @ 6/10

Over 1.5 Goals

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Over 1.5 Goals @ 2/7

Team News

Nottingham Forest Team News

Nuno Espírito Santos only has one injury to manage this weekend with Chris Wood out with a hamstring injury.

West Ham Team News

David Moyes could be without Lucas Paqueta and Michail Antonio who both have knee injuries.

Form Guide (Last Five Games)

In their last five games in all competitions, Nottingham Forest have one win, two draws and two losses.

The Fourth Round of the FA Cup saw Championship side Bristol City host Nottingham Forest. City couldn’t manage a single shot on target and Forest could only manage two shots on target themselves as both sides had to settle for a 0 - 0 draw.

Back in the Premier League, Nottingham Forest hosted Arsenal. Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal the 2 - 0 lead going into the last 15 minutes. Taiwo Awoniyi did grab a goal but Forest still slumped to a 2 - 1 loss.

Forest found themselves behind early on at Bournemouth, with Justin Kluivert scoring in the fifth minute. Callum Hudson-Odoi equalised on the stroke of halftime and despite Bournemouth going down to ten men with Philip Billing sent off, Nottingham Forest couldn’t find a winner and settled for a 1 - 1 draw.

The Replay of their FA Cup clash with Bristol City saw Divock Origi score in the eighth minute. Jason Knight equalised just six minutes later and neither team could score again, even in extra time, sending the tie to penalties. Sam Bell missed his penalty, giving Forest the 5 - 3 win.

The last time out for Nottingham Forest was against Newcastle. Bruno Guimaraes and Fabian Schar scored in the first half but goals from Anthony Elanga and Hudson-Odoi made it level at halftime. However, Guimaraes grabbed another goal to give Newcastle the 3 - 2 win.

In their last five games in all competitions, West Ham have two draws and three losses.

The FA Cup Third Round Replays saw West Ham visit Bristol City at Ashton Gate. Tommy Conway grabbed an early goal in the third minute, as City held on to the 1 - 0 win, with Said Benrahma sent off for The Hammers.

Back in the Premier League, West Ham took on Sheffield United in a hot-tempered game. Maxwell Cornet opened the scoring for West Ham but Ben Brereton Diaz equalised for Sheffield United before halftime. A penalty from James Ward-Prowse regained the lead for West Ham but as the game entered extra time both Rhian Brewster and Vladimir Coufal were sent off. Oli McBurnie converted the penalty in the 103rd minute to grab the 2 - 2 draw.

It was another draw for West Ham when they hosted Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke grabbed a goal in the third minute but a second half penalty from Ward-Prowse forced the 1 - 1 draw.

The trip to Old Trafford was one to forget for West Ham. Rasmus Hojlund opened the scoring and a brace from Alejandro Garnacho in the second half gave Manchester United the 3 - 0 win.

The most recent outing for West Ham was against Arsenal. A brace from Saka and goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Leandro Trossard and Declan Rice all scored in the dominant 6 - 0 win for Arsenal.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

Both sides find themselves in a similar run of bad form, meaning this clash is likely to finish in a draw, but with both sides finding the back of the net at least once. We predict: Nottingham Forest 2-2 West Ham

Nottingham Forest And West Ham To Draw

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Draw @ 5/2

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Where to watch Nottingham Forest vs West Ham

Due to laws in the U.K. Nottingham Forest vs West Ham won’t be broadcasted, but the game can be followed via radio on BBC Five Live or TalkSport.