Small Prediction: Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth – December 23, 2023

New Era Beckons for Nottingham Forest
In the midst of a top-flight battle that really epitomizes two sides heading in contrasting directions, Nottingham Forest will welcome Bournemouth to the City Ground on Saturday afternoon.

A New Era
With their thrilling 2-0 loss at home against Champions League hopefuls Tottenham last weekend proving to be the final nail in the coffin for Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest now finds themselves in a real fight at the foot of the Premier League table. Despite making history with a stunning promotion last season, the former Swansea boss only saw his tenure at the City Ground last 139 days. With former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo announced as their new gaffer on Thursday, the Portuguese tactician will be all too aware of the size of the task at hand. Slumping to just a single point from any of their previous six Premier League appearances and losing their past three on the bounce, last weekend’s dismissal of Cooper was a perfectly fitting summary of Forest’s dismal run. Really struggling to find their feet on home soil, including a 1-0 loss against Everton earlier in the month, Saturday’s hosts have lost all of their last three contests at the City Ground and have shipped six goals in their last three home fixtures.

Bournemouth On the Up
As for the visiting Bournemouth, Saturday’s guests find themselves in the midst of a very bright resurge. Picking up a famous 3-0 win away at Manchester United earlier in the month, the Cherries have skyrocketed their way up the Premier League standings and have really caught the eye since returning from last November’s international break. With Andoni Iraola’s side also picking up a 2-0 victory against top-four hopefuls Newcastle last month, Bournemouth have collected 13 points from their last five Premier League outings and find themselves enjoying a three-match winning run on the road. Also holding what is a growing reputation for their clinical performances outside of Dean Court, Iraola’s men have won their last three straight fixtures on their travels and have scored eight and conceded just one on that winning run.

Match Odds
In what should be a matchup that continues to see chances just at either end of the City Ground this weekend, there is no doubt that many have an eye on both teams finding the net on Saturday afternoon. With Saturday’s guests landing a 3-0 win in the reverse fixture back in December, Bournemouth’s last two matchups against Forest have both produced five or more goals. With that in mind, it is hard to look past what should be a lively contest in the Midlands this weekend, and it should be highlighted that you can find Both teams to score landed at the City Ground at 7/10 with Pribet.


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