Nottingham Forest will be looking to bounce back from a morale sapping 5-0 loss at Arsenal last weekend. The result means they remain bottom of the table with just nine points from their opening 13 games.
At the City Ground, the East Midlands outfit have gained seven of their nine points including a recent victory over Liverpool. Three of the last four played here have sene both teams net.
Brentford saw their winless run stretched to three last weekend as they were held to a 1-1 home draw with Wolves. It is just six points from their last seven for the London outfit who will be grateful for their strong start to the campaign.
Away from home, the Bees are winless from all six of their league games losing three of these and drawing the other three. Their road defence has been poor having shipped 15 times from their last five an average of three per fixture.
Nottingham Forest vs Brentford Match Stats
In the absence of the suspended Ivan Toney the task of leading the front line for the visitors will be handed to Bryan Mbeumo. He is up against a Forest defence that was ripped apart last weekend. An enhanced bet of 3/1 on Mbeumo to have two plus shots on target looks worth siding with.
Another market we like the look of is Steve Cook to be carded at any time which is available at 9/2 at time of writing. The Forest defender has already been carded four times this campaign. While he will welcome the absence of Ivan Toney the presence of Bryan Mbeumo is unlikely to make things easier for him and could be set for another uncomfortable afternoon.
20 March 2021- Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest- Championship
12 December 2020- Nottingham Forest 1-3 Brentford- Championship
28 January 2020- Brentford 0-1 Nottingham Forest- Championship
5 October 2019- Nottingham Forest 1-0 Brentford- Championship
9 February 2019- Nottingham Forest 2-1 Brentford- Championship
This marks the first ever meeting between the these two sides in the Premier League. They have met numerous times in recent seasons in the Championship with Forest winning three and losing just one of their last five head-to-heads.