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Nottingham Forest

Get previews and reports for all Nottingham Forest’s Premier League matches right here. We analyse the form, make Nottingham Forest predictions and take a close look at the stats so you’re fully informed before deciding what to place your bet on.

Nottingham Forest – Season Preview


Nickname: The Tricky Trees / The Reds
Stadium: City Ground (Capacity 30,445)
Manager: Steve Cooper (WAL)
Last Season: 4th (Championship)

Notable Transfers

IN OUT
Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin) €20.5m Brice Samba (Lens) €5m
Neco Williams (Liverpool) €20m Ethan Horvath (Luton Town) Loan
Moussa Niakhaté (1.FSV Mainz) €10m Lewis Grabban (Without Club) Released
Giulian Biancone (Troyes) €10m Tobias Figueiredo (Hull City) Free
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) Free
Dean Henderson (Manchester United) Loan
One to Watch: Brennan Johnson

Nottingham Forest fired their way back into the Premier League off the back of youngster Brennan Johnson. A product of the academy, the Wales international was involved in 25 goals for the Tricky Trees, including scoring 16 goals, and his pace was a real asset in the counter-attacking game that manager Steve Cooper likes his team to play. Can he bring his Championship form to the top flight?

Style of Play

Predicted Formation: 3-5-2

Steve Cooper has always been keen to play football the ‘right way’ and Nottingham Forest’s Championship play-off winning season was no different. The Tricky Trees played out patiently from the back for much of the season before springing quick balls out into attacking wide areas. But they also adopted a swift counter-attacking approach in games where they had to soak up a little more pressure. Defensively, the back three offered a lot of stability with their wing-backs dropping in to create a back five when needed.

First Five Fixtures

Newcastle (A) There’s been a total of 23 goals in the past five fixtures between Newcastle and Nottingham Forest.
West Ham (H) Nottingham Forest’s joint-biggest win over West Ham came in their last match: a 5-0 victory in the 2014 FA Cup.
Everton (A) Everton haven’t welcomed Nottingham Forest to Goodison Park this century with the last game being a 1-0 win to the Tricky Trees in 1999.
Tottenham (H) Nottingham Forest haven’t beat Tottenham Hotspur in their past five matches, having not lost to them in their previous nine matches.
Man City (A) This will be the first Premier League meeting between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City since 1995.

Nottingham Forest Prediction: 19th

For their first season back in the Premier League since 1999, anything outside the bottom three will constitute a huge success for Nottingham Forest. But with some impressive additions made to the squad, fans will be hoping for more. However, when it comes down to it, the Tricky Trees only got promoted via the play-offs and will need to be firing on all cylinders to avoid the dreaded drop.

Can Nottingham Forest defy expectations, or will their Premier League stay be short-lived?

Nottingham Forest to be relegated: 1.75

(odds correct as of July 22, 2022 and subject to change)

Did you know? Nottingham Forest are the only team to have won the European Cup/Champions League (winners in 1979 and 1980) more times than they have won their respective league title (winners in 1978).

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You’ll find Nottingham Forest predictions for every Premier League match and much more right here. We compile a preview ahead of all the Premier League matches and put together a match report afterwards, too. Stats, form and analysis all in one place. Once you have the details, why not place an online sports bet? Find the latest Nottingham Forest odds at PokerStars Sports, including Correct Score, Both Teams to Score, and lots of Goalscorer markets, as well as Odds Boosts on featured events.