Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Prediction & Match Preview

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Premier League Predictions by LeagueLane

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: 26 April 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham).

Brighton return to the league duties on Wednesday evening when they visit The City Ground for the Matchday No 33 clash against Nottingham Forest.

The Seagulls suffered a painful defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinal on Sunday afternoon, losing on penalties after a goalless draw in both regular time and extra time.

It was a strong overall performance form Roberto De Zerbi’s troops who showed great character and stability all over the pitch, especially at the back, keeping hold of the Red Devils’ stars in the 120 minutes of action at Wembley Stadium.

Brighton now have three games in hand on most of the teams in the league, They dropped to 8th place but will have a nice chance to catch up with the clubs above them in case of a potential winning streak in the run in.

The first next opportunity for a bounce back comes on Wednesday night against the struggling Nottingham Forest side.

Nottingham offered a brave display on Saturday afternoon at Anfield but they eventually had to settle for a narrow 3-2 defeat to Liverpool.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Reds who have allowed at least two goals in four successive Premier League games.

Steve Cooper’s men are now second from bottom in the league table and they desperately need a result here.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Head-to-head

  • Nottingham Forest kept Brighton to a goalless draw in the reverse game played in October last year at The AMEX.
  • Overall, Nottingham Forest lead the head to head tie by a single win going into the 30th clash against the Seagulls.
  • We saw goals at both ends just once in the previous five head to head affairs.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Prediction

Brighton go into this as big favorites but we do struggle to find value in backing the away win at the 1.53 odds knowing the visitors have just played 120 minutes of intense football just three days ago. However, we do expect goals here considering Nottingham’s leaky back line and their fine attacking form at The City Ground.

The Over 2.5 goals FT pick is worth backing at the 1.72 odds. Alternatively, we will go for Brighton’s Japanese star Kaoru Mitoma to score anytime at the attractive 3.00 odds. You must not forget that the Reds have allowed at least two goals in each of the last four league games.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
  • Kaoru Mitoma to score anytime @ 3.00 (2/1) odd.