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Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: Tips, Predictions and Odds

Liverpool will look to consolidate top spot in the Premier League on Saturday when they travel to The City Ground to face a Nottingham Forest side fresh from FA Cup heartbreak.

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Nottingham Forest v Liverpool betting tips and predictions

Liverpool to win and both teams to score @ 7/4

Nottingham Forest crashed out of the FA Cup earlier this week but they put in a decent showing against Manchester United and can at least do enough to trouble Liverpool’s backline on Saturday.

The hosts’ 1-0 defeat to the Red Devils was just the second time they have failed to score in the 13 games under Nuno Espirito Santo and it was the first time they have failed to find the net at The City Ground, although they have lost six of these 13 fixtures and are coming up against the form side in the division this weekend.

Liverpool kept their quadruple hopes alive with a routine dismantling of Southampton in their midweek FA Cup tie, with that 3-0 triumph coming just days after they lifted the Carabao Cup at Wembley.

They won both of those games to nil, but they have been far less convincing at the back in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won seven of their last eight top-flight assignments but only have two clean sheets during this period, while both teams have scored in a massive 77% of their league away games this season.

With the Tricky Trees losing three of their last four games but notching six goals in this period, expect another entertaining win for the title-challenging Reds, with Liverpool to win and both teams to score landing in four of their last five league games and priced at 7/4 on Saturday.

Luis Diaz to score or assist @ 19/20

Liverpool could be without as many as 12 first-team players for their trip to Nottingham and, with the likes of Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all carrying injuries, one player almost certain to feature from the start is Luis Diaz.

The Colombian has had a turbulent time off the pitch this season but he has started to rediscover his best form of late and he could make the difference on Saturday.

He struck against Luton in the Reds’ last Premier League affair and has scored three and assisted two in his last five Premier League appearances, only failing to have a hand in a goal in one of those fixtures.

At 19/20 to either score or assist, expect Diaz to terrorise the fragile home defence on Saturday.

Second half to be the highest scoring half @ 19/20

A high-scoring game may be on the cards at The City Ground but fans may be made to wait until after the break for the majority of the action to unfold.

Liverpool have scored 65% of their Premier League goals after the break this season and that rises to 69% when away from Anfield, while they have also conceded half of their goals after half-time, which should play into the hands of a Nottingham Forest side that also take a while to get going.

The hosts’ scoring rate at home is just 38% in the first half but rises to 77% after the break, with 68% of their goals at The City Ground coming in the final 45 minutes of the game.

Four of Forest’s five home league games since Nuno Espirito Santo joined have seen more goals in the second half than the first and the same is true of five of Liverpool’s last seven in the league, with odds of 19/20 on offer for the second half to be the highest scoring.

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Nottingham Forest v Liverpool odds

Nottingham Forest - 5/1
Draw - 10/3
Liverpool - 8/15

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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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