Nottingham Forest halt relegation

Nottingham Forest halt relegation

Nottingham Forest is looking to put a stop for an early elimination when they go against Brighton & Hove Albion. The Forest is hoping for an improved performance in this match to improve their standings. Brighton on the other hand is just aiming to retain their spot in the league table. In the league, these two teams are actually from different results, which made the other team more eager. The Forest are coming from a 3-2 loss against Liverpool on their last league game. Meanwhile, Brighton is coming from a 2-1 victory against Chelsea which boosted their confidence here. These two teams will meet on April 27, 2023, at 2:30 AM (GMT+8), with the Forest as hosts.

Prior to this match, these two teams already shared 13 matches across all competitions. In those 13 matches, it is the visitors who holds a slight advantage, winning five matches. The visitors on the other hand only have three wins, while there are five draws between these two teams. In the league table, it is also the visitors who comes out as a better team as they sits at the eighth spot. This is a safe spot for them with 49 points across their names. The hosts on the other hand are looking to improve their place as they are in a dangerous spot. The hosts are actually on the verge of early eliminations as they are at the drop zone. With that, the hosts are hoping to score a win to escape the drop zone.

Nottingham Forest

Premier League: Nottingham Forest
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The Forest are currently at the 19th of the league table, two placed below the safe zone, with 27 points. Due to this, they are hopeful that they can finally escape the drop zone with a win in this game. Since a win can give them an additional three points, they can escape the drop zone with 30 points, and climb at the 17th. It is just unfortunate that they do not have a good momentum coming into this game. They are from a 3-2 loss against Liverpool in their last league matches. On that match, it was Neco Williams, and Morgan Gibbs-White who scored those two goals for the Forest. They need to address their issues though if they want to last long this season. They are in a losing run in their last four games in the league, and it is not ideal for them to lose here.

Scott McKenna returns in the injury list of the Forest for a suspected collar bone injury. He joined Willy Boly, Serge Aurier, Giulian Biancone, and Omar Richards on the sidelines. Chris Wood, Ryan Yates, Gustavo Scarpa, Jack Colback, and Cheikhou Kouyate on the other hand are also injured, and unavailable here. The Forest are coming in this match with a lengthy list of absentees, so they have a very limited option here.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion
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Brighton on the other hand is the opposite of the Forest, as they are sitting comfortably in the league table at the eighth. They are with 49 points, and a win can bring them at the seventh with 52 points. Unlike their opponent, Brighton is from a 2-1 win against Chelsea in their last league match. Goals from Danny Welbeck, and Julio Enciso secured the win for Brighton on that match. Recently, Brighton is an impressive team, considering their current run in the league. In fact, under the leadership of their current manager, the development of Brighton is very clear. With that being said, expect this team to be one of the surprising contenders this season. Players like Kaoru Mitoma, Evan Ferguson, and Pervis Estupinan are three of the players to look out for in this contest.

Unfortunately, Evan Ferguson is expected to still be sidelined in this match, and there is no exact day yet on when he will return. Just like him, they will also be without Adam Lallana, Jeremy Samiento, and Tariq Lamptey due to their injuries.


Brighton & Hove Albion (1.5)
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