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

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

Southampton and Nottingham Forest meet in what could be a big game in the Premier League relegation battle on Wednesday at 7:30pm (UK time).

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest: Betting tips

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Southampton vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 49/50 with BetUK
Correct score Southampton 0-0 Nottingham Forest 8/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer No Goalscorer 15/2 with Betway

Southampton have been fighting for their status as Premier League regulars for the past few seasons, but in 2022/23 that genuinely looks in danger. Saints entered 2023 bottom of the league, yet to see any upturn in form after sacking Ralph Hasenhuttl and replacing him with Nathan Jones.

Going into the World Cup break off the back of a three-match losing streak, Jones has seen that run stretch to five now, with defeats to Brighton and Fulham. It leaves Southampton bottom of the table, two points from safety, with the joint-most defeats in the Premier League and joint-fewest wins.

Two points above Southampton, but still in the relegation zone, are Nottingham Forest who have been going through a rough patch of fixtures. While things haven’t been good for Forest this season, especially given how many players they signed in the summer, a record of eight points from their past six matches is perhaps more than they would have asked for.

In their past six matches, Forest have faced Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea, beating the former and drawing with the latter. On top of those results, Steve Cooper’s side have drawn with the impressive Brentford and beaten Crystal Palace, so it isn’t all doom and gloom right now.

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Southampton vs Nottingham Forest match stats

We’re sorry to Southampton and Forest fans, but this isn’t a game neutrals will be looking forward to, or one they’ll be expecting excitement from. Forest have scored just one goal away from home in the Premier League this season, while Southampton have won fewer home points than any other side in the top flight this season (six).

With a lack of action in front of goal, fans may not even get the luxury of set pieces to add a bit of jeopardy in the box. With an average of 3.24 per game, Nottingham Forest have won fewer corners than any other side in the Premier League this season, while Southampton haven’t done much better with an average of 3.76.

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Southampton 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest odds

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

14 January 2012 – Nottingham Forest 0-3 Southampton – Championship

10 September 2011 – Southampton 3-2 Nottingham Forest – Championship

3 May 2009 – Nottingham Forest 3-1 Southampton – Championship

20 December 2008 – Southampton 0-2 Nottingham Forest – Championship

28 December 1998 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Southampton – Premier League

This is the first meeting between these two sides in just under 11 years, since a 3-0 win for Southampton at the City Ground to complete their league double in the Championship.


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