Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and match preview

Nottingham Forest and Brighton meet in a Premier League showdown at the City Ground on Saturday (3pm UK time).

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Nottingham Forest vs Brighton odds


*Odds correct as of 07:40 on November 23

Despite picking up just one win from their last eight Premier League games, Nottingham Forest go into the weekend’s matches in 14th place, eight points clear of the relegation places with 13 points from their opening 12 matches. Steve Cooper’s men couldn’t build on their impressive 2-0 win over Villa last time out, falling to a 3-2 defeat to West Ham despite coming from behind to take the lead in the 63rd minute.

Forest are still unbeaten at home this season however, recording three draws and two victories over Villa and Sheffield United. The Tricky Trees have picked up more points in their five home games this season (9) than in their opening five games last term and are looking to go unbeaten in their first six matches of a Premier League campaign for just the second time after the 1995/96 season.

Brighton, meanwhile, made it three straight 1-1 draws in the league against Fulham, Everton and Sheffield United as they extended their run without a win to six matches in the Premier League (D4, L2). This a stark contrast to their start to the season which saw them win five of their opening six matches (L1), scoring 3+ times in all five victories.

Despite a downturn in form, mainly due to their endless injury list, 2023 has been a good year for Brighton. The Seagulls have scored 90 goals in 44 games across all competitions, which is their most in a single year since 1976 (92). It’s also their best average goals per game in a year (2.05) since 1955, when they scored 118 goals in 53 games (2.23 per game). 23 of their Premier League goals in this calendar year has seen at least one teenager involved, more than all other teams put together (15). In Premier League history, only Liverpool in 1998 (31) and Everton in 1999 (24) have had more in a calendar year.

As well as scoring a lot of goals, Brighton have also struggled to keep sides out at the other end. They have both scored and conceded in their last 16 Premier League matches and if they fail to keep a clean sheet and find the back of the net here, they would set a new Premier League record.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with StarSports
Correct Score 1-1 6/1 with Ladbrokes
First Goalscorer Taiwo Awoniyi 6/1 with Sky Bet

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The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Brighton predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in each of Brighton’s last 16 Premier League games.
  • Taiwo Awoniyi has scored 10 goals in his last 14 Premier League appearances.
  • Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League home games (five wins and three draws).
  • Two of Nottingham Forest’s last four Premier League home games ended 1-1.
  • Brighton’s last three Premier League games have ended 1-1.
  • Nottingham Forest opened the scoring in three of their last five Premier League home matches.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton match tip

Draw and BTTS @ 7/2 with Bet365

Brighton have both scored and conceded in each of their last 16 Premier League games and will set a new league record if that continues at the City Ground. Nottingham Forest have also scored and conceded in four of their five home games so far in 2023/24 and are still unbeaten at home so far this campaign, drawing three of their five on home soil.

The Seagulls have drawn four of their last five matches in the Premier League, including each of the last three.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Felipe, Gonzalo Montiel Murillo

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Felipe and Gonzalo Montielis have all been ruled out for the hosts while Murillo remains doubtful.

Brighton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Julio Enciso, Mahmoud Dahoud, Tariq Lamptey, Pervis Estupinan, James Milner, Lewis Dunk, Danny Welbeck, Solly March Evan Ferguson

No fewer than nine players could miss out for Brighton when they resume Premier League duties. Mahmoud Dahoud is suspended while Pervis Estupinan, James Milner, Lewis Dunk and Solly March are some of the names in the club’s physio room. Evan Ferguson is a doubt.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton head-to-head record

  • 26 Apr 2023 – Nottingham Forest 3-1 Brighton – Premier League
  • 18 Oct 2022 – Brighton 0-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 04 Mar 2017 – Nottingham Forest 3-0 Brighton – Championship
  • 12 Aug 2016 – Brighton 3-0 Nottingham Forest – Championship
  • 11 Apr 2016 – Nottingham Forest 1-2 Brighton – Championship

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Brighton (two wins and one draw) after losing three on the bounce.

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