Nottingham Forest vs Southampton predictions and betting tips on May 8, 2023
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On May 8, City Ground (Nottingham) will host the match of the 35th round of the English Premier League, in which Nottingham Forest will compete with Southampton. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The club, speaking about the previous experience, played at the Premier League level in the late 90s of the last century. Moreover, “the Foresters” have been promoted in a fast and unexpected way by winning the play-offs in 2022. After the higher mentioned event, the project began to sign up the newcomers as fast as possible with even a kind of records. It goes without saying that Steve Cooper and his coaching staff felt it problematic, because, in fact, the team had to be reassembled. It seemed that he succeeded, but it had not been possible to win since the beginning of February – this unpleasant segment was interrupted only by an unexpected 3-1 victory in the battle against Brighton. Still, Brentford, in the match on April 29, did not even give a point – the newcomer of the Premier League eventually lost to the second-year participant with a 1-2 score. Nowadays, only a couple of teams in the UK elite division have worse statistics.
The team felt quite optimistic a year ago. Dragan Šolak got the “lion’s” part of the shares, and, that is the most important, the Serbian more or less began to justify optimistic expectation, luring Brentford’s leading scout, Ankresen, into the project, and gaining a lot of promising newcomers in the summer. Still, only the cup tournament gave an opportunity to somehow justify the reputation as a tough nut. Speaking about the Premier League, “the Saints” failed twice, under the rule of Hasenhüttl and Jones. A kind of optimism was brought by the first matches with a little-known current interim manager, Rubén Sellés. Nevertheless, 6 previous rounds resulted in 5 defeats after a pause for matches of the national teams. And the draw in the battle with Arsenal was not too pleasant, and even disappointing, because it took only a point with the leader, having won by the 88th minute of the game with a 3-1 score in London...
The statistics of head-to-head matches
This season, the clubs have played for the first time since 2012. And Nottingham Forest won the away battle by means of Adeyemi’s goal.
Bookmakers sympathize with the hosts. Let’s agree and bet on the victory of “the Foresters” (odd: 2.01).
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