West Ham vs Nottingham Forest: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

West Ham vs Nottingham Forest- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

West Ham face Nottingham Forest on Saturday in a huge six-pointer that could have serious implications in the Premier League’s relegation battle (3pm kick-off, UK time).

West Ham vs Nottingham Forest: Betting tips

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West Ham vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

West Ham vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 10/9 with Matchbook
Correct score 1-1 6/1 with RhinoBet
First Goalscorer Chris Wood 23/2 with Bet UK

After two years of flirting with the European places, West Ham have reverted to type this campaign and find themselves deep in relegation trouble. David Moyes is teetering on the brink of dismissal with just one win in 10 and his side are languishing perilously in the bottom three. A win on Saturday is simply non-negotiable.

Indeed, the mood is beginning to sour in east London with fans losing patience at what they deem to be an overly-cautious playing style that is neither pleasant on the eye, nor yielding the required results to get them out of trouble, and arrest the current malaise up the table. It’s a toxic cocktail that has created a blanket of unrest and uncertainty.

The Hammers find out who their Europa Conference League opponents will be in Friday’s draw, but no-one at the club can get excited for knockout continental football with the way things are going on the domestic scene. Moyes will have to desperately stable the ship before he can even think about a European run.

Nottingham Forest were exhibiting similar symptoms to West Ham at the start of the season, but Steve Cooper has managed to shift the narrative. His side are now up to 13th in the table and enter this match-up fresh from claiming a point off Manchester City. Their tails are up and they will feel confident on Saturday.

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West Ham vs Nottingham Forest match stats

Declan Rice has once again been West Ham’s best player this season, regularly trying to decide games by himself and galvanise his team-mates in his role as the club’s current captain. He is the heartbeat of Moyes’ side and rarely shies away from the ball, looking to dictate and set the tempo. In fact, only Rodri (2,093) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (1,504) have attempted more passes in the Premier League this season among midfielders than Rice (1,371).

Chris Wood will be licking his lips for this contest, and travels to the capital in confident mood following his equaliser against Man City at the weekend. The New Zealand marksman has scored more Premier League goals against West Ham than he has any other opponent (seven). He will, therefore, be champing at the bit to be let loose by Cooper at the London Stadium, and look to strike the first blow.

West Ham vs Nottingham Forest: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: West Ham 1-1 Nottingham Forest

West Ham vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

14 Aug 2022 – Nottingham Forest 1-0 West Ham – Premier League

05 Jan 2014 – Nottingham Forest 5-0 West Ham – FA Cup

21 Jan 2012 – West Ham 2-1 Nottingham Forest – Championship

28 Aug 2011 – Nottingham Forest 1-4 West Ham – Championship

30 Jan 2011 – West Ham 3-2 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup

In quite incredible circumstance, West Ham fired a blank in the reverse fixture back in August. A sun-dappled setting in August, the arid heat created a sweatbox atmosphere, but that certainly didn’t weigh down on the players as they contested in a frantic back-and-forth affair. Forest scored through a scrappy Taiwo Awoniyi goal, but West Ham left the City Ground scratching their heads as to how they didn’t score. Said Benrahma was extremely unfortunate to have a goal ruled out by VAR; Rice missed a penalty; Benrahma later hit the woodwork from a free-kick; and Tomas Soucek had a header cleared off the line. It was quite incredible, really.

Find the latest Premier League relegation odds for the 2023/2024 season here:

Club Chance Sky Bet
Luton - 2/5
Sheffield United - 10/11
Bournemouth - 2/1
Burnley - 9/4
Nottingham Forest - 5/2
Everton - 10/3
Fulham - 10/3
Probability % provided by Opta StatsPerform
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