West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

WEST HAM UNITED host Nottingham Forest on Sunday with both sides having similar seasons so far.

The Hammers are one place above Forest in 12th place and have a point more than the former twice European champions.

David Moyes’ side were in action in midweek in the Europa League where they beat Olympiacos thanks to Lucas Paqueta’s excellent finish. That has left them on the brink of qualification for the next round.

In the league though, it’s been a depressing time for the capital side recently after three defeats in their last three games.

Losing at Aston Villa could be excused, but a home defeat by a previously struggling Everton side wasn’t good nor was a loss at Brentford.

They did have an enjoyable League Cup win over Arsenal squeezed in during that run, but they have to be doing better.

For Forest, Steve Cooper’s side are very strong at their City Ground fortress and remain unbeaten there, but they have only managed one away win this season…at Chelsea.

They are draw specialists who have shared the spoils more times than anyone else along with Brentford. However, they showed what they are capable of when they defeated in-form Villa 2-0 last week at home.

West Ham are odds-on favourites here across the board. They can be backed at 17/20 with bet365.

Nottingham Forest are 16/5 to win with Paddy Power and Coral have it at 13/5 for the draw.

There was a home win apiece last season with West Ham winning 4-0 in London and Forest 1-0 in Nottingham.

Forest haven’t won at West Ham since 1997 at the old Upton Park.

Jarrod Bowen has scored an impressive eight goals in 15 appearances already for West Ham this season and is 21/10 to score anytime with bet365.

Morgan Gibbs-White could do with a goal for the visitors. The striker is yet to open his account for Forest this season and is 9/2 to change that with UniBet.

There’s a reason these two sides are neck and neck in the table – there’s little between them and the obvious call is a draw.

You can’t be backing the Hammers at odds-on against anyone in the league and Forest are a decent side who deserve more respect perhaps than the layers are showing.

None of these sides particularly rake up the corners. Forest somehow managed to go through their entire match with Villa last week without winning a single one and West Ham’s last five games have featured less than 11 corners.

Go for under 10.5 corners at 4/5 with bet365.

This English Premier League match between West Ham United and Nottingham Forest will be played on
Nov 12, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest

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