West Ham vs Nottingham Forest
English Premier League
Date: 25 February 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).
West Ham host Nottingham Forest in a huge six-pointer on Saturday afternoon at London Stadium.
The Hammers dropped into the bottom-three of the Premier League standings after a run of two draws and a loss in the previous three games.
Nevertheless, they have faced the likes of Newcastle, Chelsea, and Tottenham in the process. The match against Forest finally represents a somewhat easier fixture for David Moyes and his men, at least on paper.
When you look at Nottingham Forest’s numbers on the road in this term of the Premier League, you will see why this is a must-win game for the hosts.
The Reds have only managed to score 3 goals in 11 league games away from home (3-25 goal difference) so far in the campaign.
They are incomparably better at home than on the road this season and the previous two rounds may serve as the best proof.
Steve Cooper’s men looked dreadful in the 2-0 road loss at Fulham two weeks ago. They then bounced back by holding the likes of Manchester City to a 1-1 draw seven days ago at The City Ground.
On the other side, West Ham picked up four of their five wins this season at London Stadium.
West Ham vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-head
- The home court advantage has made a huge impact in the history of the head to head encounters between these rivals.
- West Ham thus have 19 wins, 6 draws, and 9 defeats in the last 34 home outings against the Reds despite having a weaker overall head to head record versus Nottingham Forest.
- Nottingham Forest celebrated a 1-0 victory when they met the Hammers in the first half of the season, back in mid-August last year.
West Ham vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
This is a tough game to call, especially because there is not much value in the home win pick at the 1.70 odds. West Ham have only won five games since the beginning of the season and Nottingham Forest will come into this on the back of a huge point from the clash against Manchester City.
Nevertheless, Nottingham Forest’s dreadful road record paired with West Ham’s rise in form in the last month (despite the last weekend’s loss to Spurs) makes us lean towards the Hammers despite such low value odds.
West Ham vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
West Ham to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.