Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa face off in a Premier League showdown at the City Ground on Sunday (2pm, UK time).

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa odds


*Odds correct as of 20:00 on November 2

Nottingham Forest find themselves sitting in 16th place on 10 points after 10 matches played. The hosts suffered a 3-0 loss at Liverpool, extending their winless streak to six games (four draws and two losses). Steve Cooper’s men won two of their opening four Premier League games this season (two losses) but have since won none of their last six (four draws and two losses), their longest winless run since an 11-game stretch between February and April earlier this year.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, earned a 3-1 victory over Luton Town at home to extend their unbeaten streak to six (five wins and one draw), leaving the visitors in fifth place on 22 points through 10 matches. They are four points behind leaders Tottenham. To add further context this is Villa’s best start to a league season since 1998/99, when they also had 22 points at this stage (six wins and four draws). It’s also the first time they’ve had seven wins in their opening 10 top-flight games since 1953/54 (seven wins and three draws).

Anthony Elanga could make his 50th Premier League appearance in this game, with the 21-year-old the youngest Swedish player to hit that mark if he plays; Martin Olsson is the current youngest to 50 games (22 years, 271 days in 2011 with Blackburn). Elanga has five assists in his last eight home Premier League starts, including two last time out at the City Ground against Luton.

Moussa Diaby, who joined Villa from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, has been involved in six goals across ten Premier League appearances so far (three goals and three assists). Only four French players have ever scored or assisted more goals in their first 10 games: Eric Cantona (9), Dimitri Payet (8), Laurent Robert (8) and David Ginola (7).

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Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa predictions

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 4/6 with Betfred
Correct Score 1-1 13/2 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Taiwo Awoniyi 7/1 with Sky Bet

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The stats behind our Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in Nottingham Forest’s last four Premier League home games.
  • Nottingham Forest are unbeaten at home this season (one win and three draws).
  • Aston Villa have failed to win two of their last three Premier League road games.
  • Aston Villa have conceded the opening goal in three of their previous five Premier League away games.

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa match tip

Over 1.5 goals @ 2/19 with Betfred

Each of Nottingham Forest’s last four Premier League home games saw over 1.5 goals scored in them.

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Divock Origi, Chris Wood, Gonzalo Montiel Felipe, Danilo

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Chris Wood are ruled out and they join Divock Origi and Gonzalo Montiel on the sidelines while there are doubts over Felipe and Danilo.

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Alex Moreno, Jacob Ramsey Jhon Durán

Jhon Durán is questionable but Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Alex Moreno and  Jacob Ramsey miss Villa’s trip.

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa head-to-head record

  • 08 Apr 2023 – Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 10 Oct 2022 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 13 Mar 2019 – Nottingham Forest 1-3 Aston Villa – Championship
  • 28 Nov 2018 – Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest – Championship
  • 13 Jan 2018 – Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa – Championship

Nottingham Forest have won just one of their last 15 league games against Aston Villa (seven draws and seven losses), a 2-1 home win in the Championship in February 2017.