Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Prediction, Tips & Odds – Dec. 15, 2023
Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Prediction 15.12.2023. At the commencement of the 15th round of the Premier League, Nottingham Forest is set to host Tottenham. The game is slated for Friday at 21:00 at the City Ground stadium.
In the preceding round, Nottingham Forest secured a draw against Wolves, whereas Tottenham emerged victorious against Newcastle.
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Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Odds
Forest manager Steven Cooper was on the verge of being the second Premier League manager to face dismissal this season following a disappointing outcome at Molineux last weekend. However, owner Evangelos Marinakis chose not to take immediate action after their disastrous performance against Fulham midweek, where they suffered a 5-0 defeat. Marinakis’s decision proved partly justified as the team secured a significant number of points on Friday.
Implementing numerous changes to a team that struggled at Craven Cottage, Cooper saw Harry Toffolo score the opening goal within 14 minutes. Despite this, Wolves prevented the visitors from celebrating further midway through the first half. Cooper’s team currently occupies the 16th position in the Premier League standings, with a five-point cushion over 18th-placed Luton and near the struggling Crystal Palace.
Defender Foresta Murillo exited the match against Wolves before its conclusion, and it is presumed that the Brazilian is dealing with a hamstring injury. Forest fans eagerly await updates on Murillo’s condition, with fellow Brazilian Felipe potentially stepping in as a replacement. Conversely, Taiwo Awoniyi and former Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier are expected to be absent from the upcoming game.
Aside from the possible inclusion of Felipe in place of the injured Murillo, the Forest manager is likely to maintain team cohesion after the commendable performance at Molineux. Chris Wood is expected to start from the bench again, while Anthony Elanga and Morgan Gibbs-White are set to team up in the forward positions.
Reflecting on the unfortunate midweek loss to West Ham, manager Ange Postecoglou transitioned from setting positive records at the beginning of the season to making undesirable history, as Tottenham became the first team to score the opening goal in five consecutive Premier League games but failed to secure victory in any of them.
However, these vulnerabilities were not evident during Sunday’s encounter with a Newcastle squad plagued by injuries. Richarlison netted twice, with Destiny Udogie scoring the first goal and Son Heung-min adding the last – his 10th goal of the season – from the penalty spot. The visiting team managed to somewhat mitigate the defeat before the final whistle.
On the injury front, the near-perfect night against Newcastle saw no new additions to the list of sidelined players. Alfie Whiteman, Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon, James Maddison, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ashley Phillips, and Micky van de Ven remain unavailable.
While Eric Dier is expected to be the first to return from the medical room, his groin injury might still require another week or two for full recovery. Consequently, Ben Davies is set to fill in once again, partnering with Cristiano Romero, who received only a yellow card in the previous match.
Postecoglou’s strategic decision to shift Son to the left and position Richarlison forward proved effective against Newcastle. The latter is anticipated to continue in a central role after finally securing his first goals in the Premier League for Tottenham.
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Nottingham Forest: Taiwo Awoniyi, Serge Aurier
Tottenham: Alfie Whiteman, Manor Solomon, Ivan Perišić, Ryan Sessegnon, James Maddison, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ashley Phillips, Micky van de Ven, Eric Dier
Nottingham Forest (3-5-2): Turner; Boly, Niakhate, Felipe; Williams, Kouyate, Yates, Mangala, Toffolo; Gibbs-White, Elanga
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Johnson, Kulusevski, Son; Richarlison
Given their superior head-to-head record, current position in the table, and recent form, Tottenham stands out as the unequivocal frontrunner in this matchup. Anything other than a win for the visitors would be genuinely surprising. Despite Forest playing on their home turf, we anticipate it will be challenging for them to escape defeat. Additionally, we anticipate a more open and competitive match, leading us to recommend betting on Tottenham securing a victory with at least two goals scored throughout the entire game.
Kick-off Time: Friday, 15.12.2023, 8:00 AM Local Time (GMT +1), 21:00 CET
Prediction: Tottenham to win & over 1.5
Odds (when tipped): 1.98