Brentford vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

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TournamentEnglish Premier League
Timetable17:30 GMT - 20th Jan 24
PredictionForest to win
Odds4.20
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The evening English Premier League match on the 20th of January sees Brentford take on Nottingham Forest at the Gtech Community Stadium. Neither of these two sides are clear of the Relegation Zone heading into the second half of the season, so they will be eager to pick up a win in order to decrease the pressure that is piling up on their shoulders. Who do I think will go on and earn the three points that are on offer? Well, check out my prediction below, and my thoughts will be revealed.

🏆 Brentford vs Nottingham Forest: Who Will Win?

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Thomas Frank has done a really good job at Brentford, but he is possibly going through his worst patch since he took over as their manager. They are currently sitting at the bottom of the EPL form table, having lost five of their previous six matches. This run included a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United, a 4-1 thrashing by Wolves, and a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. In these six matches, they have scored just 7 times, while conceding 13.

Nottingham Forest enter this match having been slapped with a charge of breaching financial rules, but they need to put this out of their heads because they are in the midst of a relegation battle. They are 13th in the Premier League form guide, having picked up 7 points from the last 18 on offer. While this is not a lot, they will be full of confidence as they have beaten Newcastle and Manchester United in their previous two matches.

This is a tough game to call, and I do not imagine that there will be a lot between the two teams. However, I am going to back Nottingham Forest to come out on top as they have better form and Brentford seem to be in a downward spiral at present. I think it might end up being a 2-1 win for Nuno Espírito Santo's men.

My Prediction: 🏆 Brentford 1 Nottingham Forest 2 ⚽

💯 Brentford vs Nottingham Forest Match Odds

New UK betting sites and established ones know how popular football betting has become, so they will offer loads of markets that football bettors can try their luck with. Think of an outcome in a football match, and there is every chance that you will be able to put money on it. Some are more popular than others, and below I have given you the odds that some quality UK bookies are offering for three of the most popular.

Click on the logos in the table if you want to find out more about any of these bookies, such as their free bets that they are offering.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest: Match Winner Odds

When you look at the odds, you might be surprised to see Brentford as the big favourites for this match - I know I was, considering their recent form. However, I think the odds have been formulated on the fact that Forest have won just 3 away matches from their previous 29. Brentford have won 1 out of their previous 9 games, so I fail to see how they are such big favourites. Nevertheless, at least it means there is value for an away win.

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Brentford1.881.881.911.881.92
Draw3.553.553.603.603.75
Nottingham Forest3.753.753.804.004.20

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest: Both Teams To Score Odds

Brentford are averaging 1.37 goals per match this season, while Forest are averaging 1.2 goals. They are not the most prolific in front of goal, but the bookmakers, as you can see in the table below, still believe that both teams will find the back of the net in this one. In the previous 10 matches that these two teams have played against each other, both teams have scored on 7 occasions.

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Yes1.681.681.751.671.75
No2.062.062.051.952.00

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest: Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds

When it comes to whether there will be over or under 2.5 goals scored in the match, the top sports betting sites are quite undecided, but they have gone slightly in favour of the latter. In the previous 10 matches between Brentford and Forest, there have been a total of 24 goals scored, which gives an average of 2.4 goals per match, so it is easy to see why they are on the edge. The current odds on offer can be found below:

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Over 2.51.801.801.851.801.85
Under 2.51.891.891.931.911.95

✔️ Brentford vs Nottingham Forest - Betting Tips

Now that you know the odds that the top UK bookies are offering for three popular football betting markets, I shall now give you some of my football betting tips for this Brentford vs Nottingham Forest clash.

  • Tip 1: Bet on a Forest win: I know that the bookmakers have Brentford as the favourites for this match, but I feel there is value in a Forest win. For me, Brentford are on one of those slides that are hard to stop, while Forest have recently beaten Newcastle and Manchester United. Brentford have the better head-to-head record with 9 wins to Forest's 4, but I think the Midlands team will add a victory to their tally. If you agree, then BetUK Sports are offering odds of 4.20.
  • Tip 2: Bet on both teams to score: Neither of these teams know how to keep a clean sheet as can be seen from the fact that they have both conceded at least one goal in their previous 10 matches in all competitions. Furthermore, the last five matches between the sides have seen both teams manage to find the back of the net. If you want to bet on both teams to score, then 10Bet Sport are currently offering odds of 1.75.
  • Tip 3: Ivan Toney to score: It is safe to say that Brentford have drastically missed Toney's presence in attack, and they will be buoyed to have him back from his 8-month suspension. I know he has not played in a long time and is likely to be a bit rusty, but I can see him marking his return with a goal at the Gtech Community Stadium. If you also can see this happening, then Betiton Sport are offering odds of 2.17 for him to score at any time.
  • Tip 4: Forest to win 2-1: If you enjoy betting on the correct score because of the higher odds that are available, then I can see Forest nicking the three points with a 2-1 win. As I have said above, they are currently in better form than their opponents. If you want to be on this scoreline, then LeoVegas currently have odds of 12.50.

1️⃣ Brentford Update

Frank has one of the smallest budgets in the EPL, so it is fair to say that he has done an amazing job at the club over the last couple of seasons. Keeping a team in the Premier League on a shoestring budget is definitely no easy feat, and he can be proud of his achievements.

However, they are on one of those losing streaks that are usually pretty hard to stop. They will be extremely glad to see the return of Toney as they have struggled in front of goal all season. Five defeats in five is relegation form, and this is where they could be heading if they do not get their act together.

Last 5 Premier League Games
Crystal Palace3
Brentford1
30.12.23
Brentford1
Wolves4
27.12.23
Brentford1
Aston Villa2
17.12.23
Sheffield United1
Brentford0
09.12.23
Brighton2
Brentford1
06.12.23

Frank will be without a number of players for this match due to injuries, suspensions, and the Africa Cup of Nations. In the table below, you can see the players who will be missing from this match against Forest:

PlayerReason
Yoane WissaInternational Duty
Frank OnyekaInternational Duty
Ben MeeStraight Red Card
Christian NorgaardAnkle Injury
Bryan MbeumoAnkle Injury
Aaron HickeyHamstring Strain
Rico HenryKnee Injury
Kevin SchadeMuscle Injury

2️⃣Nottingham Forest Update

Nottingham Forest enter this match with the threat of a points deduction hovering over them, but they cannot dwell on what might be because they are in a relegation scrap and are in desperate need of points. They know that they can compete at this level as they recently beat Newcastle and United, but their inconsistency is what is making life hard for them at present. If they can pick up a couple of more wins, then they will definitely start feeling better about life.

Last 5 Premier League Games
Nottingham Forest2
Manchester United1
30.12.23
Newcastle United1
Nottingham Forest3
26.12.23
Nottingham Forest2
Bournemouth3
23.12.23
Nottingham Forest0
Tottenham Hotspur2
15.12.23
Wolves1
Nottingham Forest1
09.12.23

Nuno Espírito Santo has an absentee list as long as his arm, and you can see all of the missing players for this match in the table below:

PlayerReason
Cheikhou KouyateInternational Duty
Ola AinaInternational Duty
Ibrahim SangareInternational Duty
Moussa NiakhateInternational Duty
Willy BolyInternational Duty
Serge AurierInternational Duty
Divock OrigiMuscle Injury
Anthony ElangaKnock
FelipeMuscle Injury
Taiwo AwoniyiGroin Injury

👕 Brentford vs Nottingham Forest - Potential Lineups

Pos.Brentford
3-5-2
Nottingham Forest
4-2-3-1
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GoalkeeperM. FlekkenM. TurnerGoalkeeper
Centre BackM. JorgensenG. MontielRight Back
Centre BackE. PinnockJ. WorrallCentre Back
Centre BackN. CollinsMurilloCentre Back
Right MidfielderM. RoerslevH.ToffoloLeft Back
Centre MidfielderM. JensenR. YatesDefensive Midfielder
Centre MidfielderV. JaneltD. OliveiraDefensive Midfielder
Centre MidfielderM. DamsgaardM. Gibbs-WhiteRight Midfielder
Left MidfielderS. GhoddosN. DominguezAttacking Midfielder
StrikerK. Lewis PotterC. Hudson-OdoiLeft Midfielder
StrikerI. ToneyC. WoodStriker

Forest to win

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This Brentford vs Nottingham Forest prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports, including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.