Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Prediction, Preview & Odds – PL
We have a Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa prediction for you plus a breakdown of the betting odds, team news and matchups ahead of this Premier League match.
Nottingham Forest have three draws and two defeats in their last five league matches which has seen them fall to 16th in the Premier League table.
Aston Villa have continued where they left off last season in flying form. They have earned thirteen points from their last five league games which has them in 5th place, just one point behind Liverpool in 4th.
How To Watch Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa
When is Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa?
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa will take place Sunday at 2.00 pm in the Premier League’s early kick-off.
Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
You can stream Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa on Sky Sports and Now TV.
Where is Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Being Played?
Nottingham Forest are at home so this fixture will be played at their home stadium the City Ground in Nottingham, England.
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Odds
|Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Betting Odds – Premier League
Aston Villa are 5/6 favourites to continue their fine form with a win despite being away from home.
Nottingham Forest, despite home status, are 16/5 underdogs.
You can back the draw at odds of 13/5.
Nottingham Forest: +1 @ 10/11
Aston Villa: -1 @ 9/4
Handicap Draw: +1 @ 13/5
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Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Weather Forecast
A sunny and dry day is expected in Nottingham on Sunday in what would be perfect conditions for football.
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Preview
Nottingham Forest’s Form
Following a relegation scare last season, Forest finished in 16th. Ten games into this Premier League season the club look like they could find themselves in another relegation dogfight with just ten points earned from their opening ten league fixtures.
Forest were comfortably beaten by Liverpool 3-0 last weekend through goals from Jota, Nunez and Salah. It was a deserved defeat with them having just 27% of the ball and creating an XG of 0.45 to their opponents 3.19.
Before the Liverpool game, they squandered a 2-0 lead against Luton after a brace from Chris Wood. Goals from Ogbene (83rd minute) and Adebayo (92nd minute) grabbed Luton a point away from home against Forest. This was Forest’s third league draw in a row.
Nottingham’s last victory of the league season came on the 2nd of September when they had a remarkable 0-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Their only other league victory came against Sheffield United 2-1 all the way back on the 18th of August.
Nottingham Forest’s Last Five Results
Liverpool 3-0 Nottingham Forest | October 29th | Loss
Nottingham Forest 2-2 Luton Town | October 21st | Draw
Crystal Palace 0-0 Nottingham Forest | October 7th | Draw
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Brentford | October 1st | Draw
Manchester City 2-0 Nottingham Forest | September 23rd | Loss
2 Losses and 3 Draws
Aston Villa’s Form
Aston Villa are having another brilliant season this year after a promising campaign in 2022/24. Ten games into the season they have a record of seven wins, two draws and one defeat which leaves them 5th in the table, one point behind Liverpool in fourth and just four points behind league leaders Tottenham.
Aston Villa comfortably beat Luton Town 3-1 last weekend through goals from McGinn, Diaby and an own goal. It was a deserved victory with them having 70% of the ball and creating an XG of 2.28 to Luton’s 0.48. That victory over Luton made it two league wins and three victories in their last three matches in all competitions.
Aston Villa‘s overall league position of fifth is largely deserved although their Expected Points would have them slightly lower in the table in seventh place. A Villa victory could put them one point behind league leaders Tottenham who play Chelsea on Monday.
Aston Villa’s Last Five Results
Aston Villa 3-1 Luton Town | October 29th | Win
AZ Alkmaar 1-4 Aston Villa Europa League | October 26th | Win
Aston Villa 4-1 West Ham | October 22nd | Win
Wolves 1-1 Aston Villa | October 8th | Draw
Aston Villa 1-0 -Zrinjski Europa League | October 5th | Win
4 Wins and 1 Draw
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Predicted Lineups
Nottingham Forest Predicted Starting XI
Aston Villa Predicted Starting XI
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Head-To-Head Results & Stats
All-Time Head-To-Head Record
Nottingham Forest wins: 38
Aston Villa wins: 61
Head-To-Head Results Last Five Matches
Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest | Premier League| April 8th 2023
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa | Premier League | October 10th 2022
Nottingham Forest 1-3 Aston Villa | Championship | March 13th 2019
Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest | Championship | November 28th 2018
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa | Championship| January 13th 2018
Aston Villa have had the upper hand in this fixture in recent years as they are unbeaten in the last five games between these teams with 3 wins and 2 draws.
Coming into this game, between both teams there has been an average of 2.5 Goals Per Match this season which is less than the league average of 3.03.
Interestingly, both sides average 11 Corners Per Match between them which is higher than the league average of 10.71.
Key Players To Watch
Willy Boly – Nottingham Forest
Veteran Defender Boly (32) is the key component of the Forest defensive structure. Boly ranks in the 99th Percentile for Clearances 6.02, 95th Percentile for Blocks 1.90, 88th Percentile for Interceptions 1.77, 87th Percentile for Tackles 2.16 and 81st Percentile for Aerials Won with 2.75.
Those stats give you an idea of the impact he has on this defence.
Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa
The Aston Villa striker is having an incredible season this year with five goals and five assists from his opening ten league appearances.
Expect him to utilise his pace if put up against Boly at the weekend.
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest are winless in their last six league games and will be looking to utilise home advantage here to snatch a result. Victory could put them well clear of the relegation zone early in the season.
Aston Villa are flying and while Forest don’t usually concede many due to their style of play I can see Villa getting at least a brace of goals in this one
Best Bet: Aston Villa -1 @ 9/4
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