The Premier League tie at City Ground, Nottingham this coming Saturday sees home team Nottingham Forest up against Wolves.
Nottingham Forest are looking for a payback after suffering a disappointing defeat in their latest encounter with Wolves but odds don't favour them to pull it off.
Nottingham Forest have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly ten goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of one goals per game, in which they conceded 15 goals, or 1.5 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to three clean sheets in this run.
Wolves managed a bearable 11 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.1 goals per game. They conceded 14 goals in total, and while claiming three clean sheets, they conceded 1.4 goals an average per game.
Wolves celebrated a 1-0 win in their most recent meeting with their upcoming opponent. Are we in for something similar at City Ground, Nottingham this coming Saturday?
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Prediction
Nottingham Forest Form
In their previous three outings, Nottingham Forest drew 2-2 with Everton, before losing 3-1 against Tottenham and 1-2 against Newcastle. Nottingham Forest only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Premier League matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew three and lost one, as they scored eight and conceded six goals.
Wolves have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it started with a 1-0 win against Tottenham. Unable to follow that up, they went down 2-1 against Newcastle, before handing over all three points in a 2-4 defeat against Leeds. Wolves managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Premier League. On top of winning once they also drew two as well as losing three, while scoring ten time and letting in five.
Nottingham Forest find it tough these days to get a goal in, but Wolves are equally lacklustre in front of goal currently, and going with under 2.5 goals in the betting market is the obvious choice.
Nottingham Forest won 12 points from their last nine encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won three, scored ten and let in 15 goals. Wolves earned 16 points from their last nine games against teams placed in the bottom six of the Premier League table. They scored seven goals in those matches, but also allowed nine goals against on their way to five wins. Nottingham Forest claimed six wins, eight draws as well as 13 defeats in the Premier League this season. Wolves show off seven wins, six draws and 15 defeats in the Premier League.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Stats
- Nottingham Forest have scored in 23 of the last 25 home matches
- Nottingham Forest have not lost 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Nottingham Forest have not won 9 of the last 10 matches
- In the last 4 Nottingham Forest matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Nottingham Forest have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Wolverhampton have conceded in the last 15 away matches in a row
- In the last 10 Wolverhampton matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 away matches Wolverhampton played, both teams scored
- Wolverhampton have scored in 11 of the last 13 away matches
- In the last 5 Wolverhampton away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Squads
Nottingham Forest Squad
The 43-year-old Cooper will select the starting eleven against Wolves from this squad. The statistics represent goals scored and matches played in the Premier League this season:
Dean Henderson (0/18), Keylor Navas (0/7), Wayne Hennessey (0/0), Felipe (0/6), Giulian Biancone (0/0), Harry Toffolo (0/12), Joe Worrall (1/21), Moussa Niakhate (0/0), Neco Williams (0/25), Omar Richards (0/0), Renan Lodi (0/19), Scott McKenna (0/18), Serge Aurier (1/18), Steve Cook (0/12), Willy Boly (0/8), Andre Ayew (0/0), Cafu (0/0), Cheikhou Kouyate (1/12), Danilo (0/0), Gustavo Scarpa (0/0), Harry Arter (0/0), Jack Colback (0/11), Jesse Lingard (0/16), Jonjo Shelvey (0/9), Lewis O'Brien (1/13), Morgan Gibbs-White (2/26), Orel Mangala (0/16), Remo Freuler (0/23), Ryan Yates (0/21), Tyrese Fornah (0/0), Will Swan (0/0), Alex Mighten (0/0), Brennan Johnson (7/27), Chris Wood (3/25), Emmanuel Dennis (2/14), Lyle Taylor (0/0), Sam Surridge (1/16), Taiwo Awoniyi (4/16).
This is the full squad of players that the Wolves head coach Lopetegui will select from for his starting XI:
Daniel Bentley (0/0), Jose Sa (0/28), Louie Moulden (0/0), Craig Dawson (1/16), Hugo Bueno (0/15), Jonny (1/18), Max Kilman (0/28), Nathan Collins (0/20), Nelson Semedo (0/26), Rayan Ait Nouri (1/20), Toti Gomes (0/7), Boubacar Traore (0/8), Joao Gomes (1/4), Joao Moutinho (0/26), Joe Hodge (0/5), Mario Lemina (0/9), Matheus Nunes (0/24), Ruben Neves (5/27), Adama Traore (2/25), Chiquinho (0/0), Diego Costa (0/14), Hee-Chan Hwang (1/18), Matheus Cunha (1/9), Pablo Sarabia (1/8), Pedro Neto (0/11), Raul Jimenez (0/13), Sasa Kalajdzic (0/1).
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Team News
Nottingham Forest could have as many as nine players on the injured and absent list, when they face up to Wolves this coming Saturday.
Neco Williams, Taiwo Awoniyi, Tyrese Fornah, Jesse Lingard, Jonjo Shelvey, Cheikhou Kouyate, Giulian Biancone, Moussa Niakhate and Omar Richards nurses various injuries and won't take part for Nottingham Forest against Wolves at City Ground, Nottingham.
Wolves have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Nottingham Forest this coming Saturday.
Wolves need to do without Boubacar Traore, Pedro Neto and Sasa Kalajdzic, who are not fit enough to travel to City Ground, Nottingham.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Lineups
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves H2H
The last time the pair played each other, Wolves came out the other side as 1-0 winners and surely won't mind a repeat of that result. Nottingham Forest have a 0% win rate in the against Wolves, who won one of these matches. The total record reads 0-0-1, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Results
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves Betting Tips
Brennan Johnson found the target two times in his previous six matches, whereas Pablo Sarabia just scored once in a similar number of matches.
Nottingham Forest scored the opening goal six times of a possible 10 at City Ground, Nottingham, while Wolves did likewise in four of their 10 most recent away games.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in five of Nottingham Forest’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 0.7 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Wolves, who managed to score one time in those matches.