West Ham United vs. Nottingham Forest - Premier League Preview and Prediction
- Feb 25, 2023, 7:23:55 AM
West Ham United vs. Nottingham Forest - prediction, team news, lineups
West Ham United will play host to Nottingham Forest in a crucial Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers are desperate for a win as they find themselves in the relegation zone, while Forest are looking to move up the table and consolidate their position in the top half.
West Ham United
West Ham United are having a tough season, and David Moyes' men are currently struggling in the Premier League. The Hammers have won just one of their last 11 matches in the competition, and have slipped into the relegation zone as a result. They are just one point behind 17th-placed Watford and need a win to climb out of the drop zone.
The Hammers have struggled on the road this season, but have been decent at home, picking up 14 of their 20 points in front of their home supporters. They have a good record against Forest at home, having lost just one of their 10 previous meetings. Moyes will be looking to bank on their home advantage to get a much-needed win.
Nottingham Forest are in 13th place in the Premier League and have had a decent season so far. They are unbeaten in their last eight home matches and have been impressive at the City Ground. However, they have struggled on the road, winning just once in 11 away matches.
The Tricky Trees have a good record against West Ham, having won the reverse fixture earlier in the season. However, they have lost their last two matches in London by an aggregate score of 7-0, and will need to put in a much-improved performance if they are to get a positive result on Saturday.
West Ham United are slight favourites to win this match, with odds of around 2.50. Nottingham Forest are priced at around 3.00, while the draw is available at odds of around 3.20.
Public Betting Data
According to public betting data, around 45% of bettors are backing West Ham to win, while around 30% are backing Forest. The remaining 25% are backing the draw.
This is a crucial match for both teams, and we expect a tight and cagey affair. West Ham will be looking to take advantage of their home form, while Forest will be hoping to build on their recent good results. We predict a draw in this match, with both teams cancelling each other out.