Brighton, Forest, bounces back from weekend defeats

Brighton, Forest, bounces back from weekend defeats

Brighton & Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest aims to bounce back after both suffered from defeat from their last match. Brighton hosts the Forest for this match which will be on October 19, 2022, at 2:30 AM (GMT+8). This is an important match for these two teams as the result of this match can help them to gain more points for an improved standings. Both squad, especially the Forest, can no longer afford more losses. These two are in-need of more points to improve their records.

These two teams already played 37 matches where the visitors are the on in the advantage. The visitors won 16 of their 37 matches, compared to the hosts’ 11 victories. However, despite being at the advantage, they are currently not in a good place, being at the bottom of the league table. In fact, for their last 14 league games, they only won one match which is not a good sighting for their fans. On the other hand, as for the hosts, they won their last two home league matches against the Forest. These two last met in 2016 where they picked up a 3-0 victory against Brighton. Despite being seventh in the league standings, they are no better than their opponent. For their last eight matches in the Premier League, they have not recorded any wins yet, where they last won last year.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion
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This squad is currently the seventh in the league table, and currently exceeded all the expectations for them this season. However, before going to this match, they experienced a 2-0 defeat against Brentford in their previous match. They are currently experiencing issues which needs to be addressed if they want to achieve good results in the future. Luckily for them, despite the issues they encountered, they still stand at the top ten in the league. Moreover, it is also good that there are other stepping up for this squad.

With the shocking news of Mwepu’s retirement, Brighton faces a new challenge as they are also without Kaoru Mitoma. Mitoma came in for Pervis Estupinan at the half, but he injured his ankle. With that, he will be with Levi Colwill and Jan Paul van Hecke who will all not play in this match.

Nottingham Forest

Premier League: Nottingham Forest
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All throughout the season in the Premier League, the Forest continuously struggle, placing them at the bottom of the league table. On their last match, they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and aims to bounce back in this fixture. As one of the newly-added in the Premier League, it is understood that this squad continue to encounter these struggles. They have more mountains to climb and challenges to face before they keep their groove going in the competition.

Aside from their sidelined players before, this squad encounters new fresh health concerns. Serge Aurier is sidelined because of a macular injury, Renan Lodi knocked his ankle, and Lewis O’Brien is still recovering from illness. Scott McKenna on the other hand is a yellow card away from facing a game ban.


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