Villa vs Forest: a battle of struggling teams

Villa vs Forest a battle of struggling teams

Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest are both struggling in the Premier League, placing them at the bottom of the standings. Villa visits Forest for their match on October 11, 2022, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8). These two squads are struggling to get their rhythm, especially the Forest which is looking to end their losing streak. The hosts are currently in a five-game losing streak which does not look positive at all. On the other hand, as for the visitors, they are currently in the 16th place despite being unbeaten in three match already.

These two clubs are already very familiar with each other as they already met 128 times throughout their history and is now on the way to their 129th. The team at the advantage here is Villa as they already won 60 of those 128 matches. Meanwhile, as for the Forest, they only have 38 victories against the Villa, while the remaining 30 matches all ended in draw. Villa managed to keep clean sheets in their last two games, after 11 runs with conceding goals. As for the Forest, they lost six of their last eight matches, conceding 15 goals on their last five games.

Nottingham Forest

With their backs against the wall, the Forest is looking to finally have a taste of victory after experiencing five consecutive defeats. On their last game, the Forest experienced a devastating defeat after the were beaten by Leicester in a 4-0 defeat. All in all, their Premier League campaign this season can be considered as their worst. They are now at the most bottom of the league table, and will likely be eliminated. Nonetheless, they still want to go on winning so they could bounce back at least from their defeats.

Now that they want to go on winning, expect the Forest to change their starters. Orel Mangala and Remo Freuler are both expected to start in central midfield. Joe Worrall is also expected to start in this match for defense purposes.

Aston Villa

Premier League: Aston Villa
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This squad does not have a pleasing start in the campaign as they started in an uninspiring manner. This squad is currently 16th in the standings, and is looking for more wins in order to be improve their place in the standings. From their three matches, Villa was lucky enough to gain five points from it. They can get confidence from the result of their last three matches where they are unbeaten. However, if they want to keep on winning, they must first know how will they address their issues.

Matty Cash is expected to play in this match. Lucas Digne and Ludwig Augustinsson on the other hand will still not play for the Villa as they are still injured. With these two’s absence, Ashley Young will likely take their place.

Prediction:

Draw
Odds: 0.81

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