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

Nottingham Forest and Brentford go head-to-head in the Premier League on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).

Nottingham Forest vs Brentford


*Odds correct as of 14:00 on September 30

Nottingham Forest will be looking to extend their unbeaten run at home in the Premier League to six matches when they host Brentford. Steve Cooper’s side have been a different animal at home than they have been away since the were promoted to the top flight in 2022, with 80% of their points coming at the City Ground during that period. Infact, they have lost just two of their last 17 home Premier League matches (W8 D7), with defeats against Newcastle in March and Man Utd in April.

In recent weeks, Forest have had some mixed results, beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, drawing against Burnley at home and losing 2-0 to champions Manchester City at the Etihad, taking seven points from their opening six matches, so a win here would take them a quarter of the way to their first target of 40 points.

Brentford’s unbeaten start to the campaign ended in their previous away game, falling 1-0 to Newcastle thanks to a Callum Wilson penalty. Before that, the Bees had drawn three of their opening four matches against Tottenham, Palace and Bournemouth as well leaving Craven Cottage with all three points. Since then they have lost their last two games at home, with Everton becoming just the third side after Newcastle and Arsenal to leave the Community Stadium with three points in the Premier League since the start of last season and Arsenal themselves knocking them out of the League Cup.

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Nottingham Forest vs Brentford predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Brentford : Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 31/40 with Betway
Correct Score 1-1 11/2 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Taiwo Awoniyi 5/1 with Betfair

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The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Brentford predictions:

  • 84% of Nottingham Forest’s points came at home last season
  • Taiwo Awoniyi has scored or assisted in his last five PL home games (4 goals, 2 assists).
  • Brentford have drawn three of their opening six PL matches
  • Forest have scored in 11 of  their last 12 Premier League games
  • Brentford are winless in four Premier League matches (D2 L2)

Nottingham Forest vs Brentford match tip

Taiwo Awoniyi to score or assist @ 11/10 with Sky Bet

The Nigerian marksman has continued his form from the end of the 2022/23 season into the 2023/24 campaign. After scoring in seven consecutive matches, Awoniyi then assisted in each of his next two to extend his run with a direct goal involvement to nine matches, but his long run finally came to an end in his last appearance away at Man City.

Awoniyi also boasts an incredible record at the City Ground where he has been directly involved in nine goals in his 10 home Premier League starts for Forest (7 goals, 2 assists), either scoring or assisting in eight of those matches, including the last five in a row (4 goals, 2 assists).

Nottingham Forest vs Brentford Bet-Builder tip

 BTTS > Christian Norgaard to be carded > Taiwo Awoniyi to score or assist

Both matches last season between these two sides were close affairs with the first match ending level in a 2-2 draw and Brentford needing a 94th minute strike from Josh Dasilva to earn all three points in a 2-1 win back in April. Christian Norgaard has picked up more yellow cards than any other Brentford player since the start of last season, with seven of them coming in 2023, while Taiwo Awoniyi has scored or assisted in his last five Premier League home matches.

Nottingham Forest vs Brentford team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Nuno Tavares, Danilo

Steve Cooper has a near fully fit squad to choose from with the exception of Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares and Brazilian Danilo, who have both been ruled out for the Bees. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Anthony Elanga and Nicolas Dominguez are battling it out for the two wide spots either side of Taiwo Awoniyi.

Brentford team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ivan Toney, Josh Dasilva, Shandon Baptiste, Rico Henry, Kevin Schade,Ben Mee, Mikkel Damsgaard

Rico Henry, Josh Dasilva and Kevin Schade, have all been ruled out long-term, while Ben Mee, Shandon Baptise and Mikkel Damsgaard won’t return before the international break .Ivan Toney is still suspended.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

  • 29 Apr 2023 – Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest – Premier League 
  • 5 Nov 2022 – Nottingham Forest 2-2 Brentford- Premier League
  • 20 Mar 2021 – Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest- Championship
  • 12 Dec 2020 – Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford- Championship
  • 28 Jan 2020 – Brentford 0-1 Nottingham Forest- Championship

A 94th minute goal from Josh Dasilva gave the Bees all three points in the previous meeting between the two sides.

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