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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest predictions: tips, odds & team news

Brentford and Nottingham Forest meet in an important clash in the Premier League relegation battle on Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).

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Brentford vs Nottingham Forest odds

Nottingham Forest

*Odds correct as of 14:10 on January 19

Although neither of these sides are in the relegation zone, recent form saw them fall into the battle against the drop. The hosts are in the worse position, losing their last five Premier League matches, which has them three points clear of the relegation zone — though they have a game in hand on some of the teams around then. Brentford’s last victory came at the start of December, a 2-1 win over Luton, but they have since lost to Brighton, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Wolves and Crystal Palace. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup third round, losing to Wolves after a replay.

Nottingham Forest were on a bad winless run of their own, losing six in seven with the other being a draw. A 2-0 defeat to Tottenham proved to be the last straw for the club’s hierarchy who sacked Steve Cooper, replacing him with Nuno Espirito Santo. The former Wolves and Tottenham boss lost his first game in charge against Bournemouth, having gone down to 10 men, but things have turned around. On Boxing Day, Forest left St James’ Park with a 3-1 win over Newcastle before beating Manchester United at the City Ground. There was a draw against Blackpool in the FA Cup, and in midweek they needed extra time to see off the Tangerines in their replay, not having too much of a “winter break”.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest predictions

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Bet Prediction Midnite odds
BTTS? Yes 3/4
Correct Score Brentford 1-2 Nottingham Forest 12/1
First Goalscorer Ivan Toney 16/5

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The stats behind our Brentford vs Nottingham Forest predictions:

  • Ivan Toney scored 20 goals in 33 Premier League games last season.
  • Brentford have lost their last five Premier League games.
  • Nottingham Forest have won two of their three league games under Nuno Espirito Santo.
  • Brentford have scored in four of their past five Premier League matches.
  • Brentford have dropped more points from winning positions than any other side in the Premier League this season (20).

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest match tip

Ivan Toney to score anytime @ 11/10

Football is all about narratives. This is set to be Ivan Toney’s first game back following his eight-match suspension from football, a crucial return for Brentford. And while the Englishman hasn’t played professional football in that time, it would be typical for him to score on his first game back. He did also get a runout in a friendly against Southampton U23s recently, scoring a hat-trick. Toney has also scored in all three of his league games against Nottingham Forest, and each of his last three Premier League appearances at home.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest Bet-Builder tip

Over 49.50 booking points, under 8.5 corners

Both these sides are close when it comes to cards in the Premier League this season. Brentford are averaging 2.26 cards per game in the Premier League, while Forest average 2.35. Nottingham Forest are low on corners this season, with only Sheffield United averaging fewer than their 3.7 per game, while Brentford’s average is 4.89.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest
Reason for tip

Nottingham Forest are averaging 2.35 cards per game in the Premier League this season, while Brentford's average is 2.26.

Reason for tip

Nottingham Forest have averaged 3.7 corners per game in the Premier League this season, while Brentford average 4.89.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest team news

Brentford team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ivan Toney Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka, Saman Ghoddos, Christian Norgaard, Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey, Bryan Mbeumo, Rico Henry Sergio Reguilon

The big news for Brentford is that this should be Ivan Toney’s first game back following his ban. Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka and Saman Ghoddos are all at the Africa Cup of Nations, but Kristoffer Ajer made his return from injury in midweek. Sergio Reguilon could feature after his loan move from Tottenham.

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ibrahim Sangare, Ola Aina, Moussa Niakhate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Willy Boly, Serge Aurier, Felipe, Taiwo Awoniyi, Divock Origi, Anthony Elanga

Nottingham Forest are the most affected team in the Premier League when it comes to players at the Africa Cup of Nations, with six away on international duty. That adds to four out injured, with Anthony Elanga, Divock Origi and Felipe not expected back in time for this game.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head record

  • 1 October 2023 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Brentford – Premier League
  • 29 April 2023 – Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 5 November 2022 – Nottingham Forest 2-2 Brentford – Premier League
  • 20 March 2021 – Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest – Championship
  • 12 December 2020 – Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford – Championship

After losing three games in a row in 2019-20, Brentford are unbeaten in their past five matches against Nottingham Forest. Three of those have come in the Premier League, though two were draws.

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