Tottenham make the trip to the City Ground for this week’s Premier League Friday Night Football. Nottingham Forest need a win to put some more distance between themselves and the relegation zone, whereas Tottenham are looking to close in on Champions League football.
Nottingham Forest currently sit 16th in the Premier League after 16 games. The Reds have three wins, five draws and eight losses, leaving them on 14 points, just five points between them and the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Nottingham Forest have one draw and four losses. Lucas Paqueta opened the scoring in the third minute for West Ham but Taiwo Awoniyi drew Forest level before halftime. Anthony Elanga then put Forest ahead, but goals from Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek gave West Ham the 3 - 2 win. Elanga was on the scoresheet again for Forest early on but Evan Ferguson and Joao Pedro gave Brighton the 2 - 1 lead before halftime. A penalty from Pedro then gave Brighton the lead and despite a red card to Lewis Dunk and a penalty from Morgan Gibbs-White, Brighton grabbed a 3 - 2 win.
Dwight McNeil scored the only goal of the game in the 67th minute for Everton to give The Toffees the 1 - 0 win, despite Forest having 62% of the possession. A brace from Alex Iwobi and Raul Jiminez and a goal from Tom Cairney gave Fulham the 5 - 0 win over Forest, who had just one shot on target.
The last time out for Forest was against Wolves. Harry Toffolo opened the scoring for Forest but a goal for Matheus Cunha meant the game ended in a 1 - 1 draw.
Tottenham, on the other hand, currently sit fifth in the Premier League. In 16 games, Spurs have nine wins, three draws and four losses which leaves them on 30 points, just three points behind Manchester City and five points behind Aston Villa.
In their last five games in all competitions, Tottenham have one win, one draw and three losses. Despite Brennan Johnson scoring in the third minute to give Spurs the lead, Pablo Sarabia and Mario Lemina both scored in extra time to give Wolves the late 2 - 1 win. Tottenham once again took an early lead through Giovani Lo Celso, but goals from Pau Torres and Ollie Watkins gave Aston Villa the 2 - 1 win.
Son Heung-min put Tottenham ahead in the sixth minute but levelled the game with an own goal just three minutes later. Phil Foden then gave City the lead, but Lo Celso drew Tottenham back level. Jack Grealish put City back ahead with ten minutes to go, but in the 90th minute Dejan Kulusevski scored to end the game 3 - 3. A Cristian Romero goal put Tottenham ahead, but once again goals from Bowen and James Ward-Prowse gave West Ham the 2 - 1 win.
The most recent outing for Tottenham was against Newcastle. Destiny Udogie and Son scored along with a brace from Richarlison to give Spurs the 4 - 1 win, with Joelinton grabbing a late consolation for Newcastle.
Nottingham Forest and Tottenham have met on 123 occasions, with the first meeting coming back in 1909. Tottenham have a better record in the fixture with 57 wins in comparison to Nottingham Forest’s 37 wins, with the other 29 games ending in a draw.