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Nottingham Forest v West Ham: Tips, Predictions and Odds

Two of the league’s out-of-form sides come face to face when West Ham travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest.

The Hammers have picked up just three points this calendar year - all of which coming from draws - and go into this fixture on the back of a humiliating 6-0 home defeat to Arsenal last weekend.

Forest are winless in four league games, with a scrappy victory over Bristol City in the FA Cup sandwiched within this run, and defeat on Saturday could see the Tricky Trees drop into the relegation zone come the end of the matchweek.
 

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Nottingham Forest v West Ham betting tips and predictions

Nottingham Forest to win @ 11/8

The turn of the year has not seen the happy beginnings that West Ham will have wanted, with the Hammers now on a seven-game winless streak in all competitions.

The hammering suffered by the Irons last weekend at home to Arsenal was the fourth time this season that David Moyes’ side had conceded four or more goals, with one of these coming in the Carabao Cup at Liverpool.

The thrashing also took the unfortunate record of West Ham’s heaviest ever Premier League home defeat, although it was not quite severe enough to usurp their 8-2 loss to Blackburn in 1963 in top spot.

Forest may therefore feel that this match is there for the taking, and Nuno Espirito Santo’s men could do with a victory given their own poor run in recent weeks.

A total of four points from a possible 15 in their last five has left Forest just two points above the relegation zone and, with a potential points deduction looming over them, every point matters even more than usual at this stage.

The good news for the Tricky Trees is that they are having no issues in finding the back of the net, with Forest scoring in 10 of their last 11 games in all competitions, as well as netting in each of their last six at the City Ground.

This is likely to be a key factor in determining the result of this encounter, and Forest should feel that they have enough about them to stun the Hammers and further increase the mounting pressure on David Moyes.
 

Both Teams to Score @ 7/10

With defensive frailties in full bloom over recent weeks, this meeting has the potential to be a high scoring affair.

Ten of Forest’s last 11 games in all competitions has seen both teams find the back of the net, while just four of the 15 matches at the City Ground this season have failed to produce winners in this market.

The Hammers, despite suffering multiple losses to nil recently, have also been involved in high scoring encounters, with eight of their last 10 seeing at least three goals scored. 

It stands to reason that two of the leakiest defences in 2024 should provide an exciting encounter, and gaps should be able to be exploited by their respective attacks.

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Nottingham Forest v West Ham odds

Nottingham Forest - 11/8
Draw - 5/2
West Ham - 19/10

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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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