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Nottingham Forest v Brentford: Odds, predictions, team news and stats

Nottingham Forest have an impressive home record since returning to the Premier League and they welcome injury-hit Brentford to the City Ground on Sunday.

Nottingham Forest v Brentford Odds

Nottingham Forest - 7/4
Draw - 21/10
Brentford - 17/10

Nottingham Forest v Brentford Information

  • Where is Nottingham Forest v Brentford? City Ground, Nottingham
  • When is Nottingham Forest v Brentford? Kick-off is at 14:00 on Sunday 1st October
  • Where can I watch Nottingham Forest v Brentford? Sky Sports Premier League

Nottingham Forest v Brentford Predictions

Nottingham Forest to win - 7/4

Steve Cooper's Forest side have taken seven points from their first six Premier League matches in 2023/24, despite a tough run of fixtures including trips to Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Forest have beaten Sheffield United 2-1 and drawn 1-1 with Burnley in their first two home matches and they look a big price to bank three points against out-of-sorts Brentford.

The Tricky Trees were excellent at the City Ground last season, earning 30 of their 38 points on their own patch and beating Brighton, Southampton and Arsenal in their last three home matches.

The summer arrivals of Anthony Elanga and Callum Hudson-Odoi have enhanced their attacking threat and Ibrahim Sangare looks like a smart signing in the midfield engine-room.

Brentford, missing seven senior players, have lost their last three games in all competitions including Wednesday's 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal in the EFL Cup.

It could have been four in a row if Bryan Mbeumo hadn't scored a late equaliser at home to Bournemouth and Thomas Frank's men were beaten 3-1 at home by struggling Everton in their last league fixture, which does not bode well for their trip to Forest.

Aaron Hickey to be booked - 11/5

Brentford are likely to be missing left-back Rico Henry for the rest of the season, after the 26-year-old suffered a serious knee injury in the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

Henry's absence means Aaron Hickey is set to move from right-back to left-back and the Scotland international is worth backing to be shown a card at the City Ground.

Hickey likes to get forward, but he may find himself on the back foot against Forest's lively wingers on Sunday and he has already picked up yellow cards against Tottenham, Fulham and Newcastle this season.

He was booked nine times in 34 appearances for the Bees and Scotland last season and may well add to that tally at the City Ground.

Morgan Gibbs-White to be first goalscorer - 8/1

Morgan Gibbs-White played a crucial role in Forest's late-season surge away from the relegation zone in 2022/23 and he is a tempting bet to open the scoring against Brentford.

Gibbs-White helped England win the European Under-21 Championship in the summer and, while he is yet to score in the Premier League this season, he has been one of Forest's most threatening attacking players.

He had four shots in their last home game, the 1-1 draw with Burnley, and three in last weekend's defeat at Manchester City so he may not have to wait much longer for a first goal of the campaign.

The former Wolves man scored first in this fixture last season, notching in the 20th minute of a 2-2 draw in November, and he can cause problems for the Brentford defence again.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares faces a fitness test, but Felipe and Danilo are likely to miss out. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Anthony Elanga could return to the starting XI after their substitute appearances at Manchester City last weekend.

Brentford Team News

Rico Henry (knee) and Kevin Schade (groin) are set for long spells on the sidelines after undergoing surgery.

Mikkel Damsgaard, Ben Mee, Josh Dasilva and Shandon Baptiste are also injured for the Bees.

Nottingham Forest v Brentford Stats

Nottingham Forest have won four of their last five home Premier League matches.

Brentford have won only one of their eight league and cup games this season.


Nottingham Forest wins13
Brentford wins14

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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