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Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth prediction: Can the Cherries build on strong 2023/24 PL season?

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth prediction: Can the Cherries build on strong 2023/24 PL season?

Bournemouth will look to build on their strong 2023/24 showing when they travel to Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth prediction: Can the Cherries build on strong 2023/24 PL season?

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth latest prediction

Premier League

Nottingham ForestBournemouth

Squawka Betting Tip
Nottingham Forest 2-3 Bournemouth
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It wasn’t pretty but Nottingham Forest secured Premier League safety last season, finishing 17th with 32 points, though that was enough to keep them six points clear of 18th-place Luton despite suffering a four-point deduction. Forest struggled to find consistency, winning back-to-back games on just one occasion, and Nuno Espirito Santo must now find a way to get more out of this squad with a much stronger group coming up from the Championship this time around — at least on paper.

As for Bournemouth, they went winless across their first nine matches but, under Spanish coach Andoni Iraola, turned things around brilliantly to rise to 12th in the table — just a point off the top half. The only time the Cherries have finished higher in the top flight was in 2016/17 when they finished ninth, but that was followed by a sequence of 12th, 14th and 18th-place finishes, ultimately returning to the Championship. Both Iraola and Bournemouth supporters will be hoping their team can build on this positive step, rather than succumbing to complacency.

Premier League

Nottingham ForestBournemouth

Squawka Betting Tip
Over 4.5 goals
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Nottingham Forest host Bournemouth at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 17th August at the City Ground.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Forest, last losing in this fixture back in February 2015. The Cherries have particularly enjoyed away trips to the City Ground, winning their last three visits — including the previous two by a 3-2 scoreline.

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth
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18+ only. BeGambleAware. Odds correct as of 14:00 on 11/07/24

Nottingham Forest team news

Forest have been typically busy in the market already this summer, bringing in the likes of Elliot Anderson, Marko Stamenic (loaned out to Olympiacos) and Carlos Miguel, while Moussa Niakhate and Orel Mangala have been big money departures — leaving alongside the likes of Odysseas Vlachodimos and Remo Freuler.

Bournemouth team news

Luis Sinisterra and Enes Unal are the two major incomings this summer so far for Bournemouth, who have parted ways with the likes of Lloyd Kelly, Jamal Lowe and Emiliano Marcondes.

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth head-to-head

Bournemouth have won on their last three visits to the City Ground and are unbeaten against Nottingham Forest since February 2015.

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth H2H
Date Score Ground
04/02/24 Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
23/12/23 Nottingham Forest 2-3 Bournemouth City Ground, Nottingham
21/01/23 Bournemouth 1-1 Nottingham Forest Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
03/09/22 Nottingham Forest 2-3 Bournemouth City Ground, Nottingham
03/05/22 Bournemouth 1-0 Nottingham Forest Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
14/08/21 Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bournemouth City Ground, Nottingham

How to watch Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth live

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth is scheduled for 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 17th August but will not be broadcast live in the UK.