Bournemouth vs. Nottingham Forest Prediction, Tips & Odds – May. 02, 2022
One very interesting and very important game for both teams will be played in Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.
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After a sixth-place finish last season and defeat in the playoffs later, Bournemouth went a step forward this season. Right now, they are 2nd in the table with 82 points and on the verge of automatically promote to the Premier League. But, that will not be easy.
Bournemouth is only three points above the third-place Nottingham with a worse goal difference than Forest. So, they can’t afford to lose this game. In the last round, Bournemouth will play against Millwall at home, and if they manage to avoid defeat against Forest, they will be in a great position to finish second.
The Cherries are six games without a defeat, and they suffered only one defeat in the last 12 games. They are in very good form, same as their top scorer Dominic Solanke who scored nine goals in the last 11 games.
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) May 1, 2022
Forest fans say that this game is the most important since the European Cup final in 1980. The last time that Nottingham was in the Premier League was in the 1998/99 season, 23 years ago. The fans know that this time is the closest they have ever been.
Steve Cooper has transformed this team since he came in in September. They are 3rd in the table with only three points behind Bournemouth and a better goal difference, which is very important because when two teams have the same number of points, the goal difference is something that makes a difference between them.
So, mathematics is very simple. If Nottingham wants to go to the Premier League automatically, they must beat Bournemouth at their stadium. With the defeat, they are out of the race for second place. With a draw, they are still in the race, but in that case, Bournemouth must lose in the last round at home to Millwall.
Nottingham is also in great form. They have won four consecutive games and have nine wins in the last 10.
The problem for Nottingham came when both strikers Lewis Grabban and Kienan Davis got injured. It looks like Steve Cooper will be in trouble, but Sam Surridge steps in, and he scored five goals in the last four games and got one assist.
⏳ Next up: Bournemouth (a) 👊
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) May 2, 2022
Bournemouth won the first meeting this season back on August 2-1, but that Forest team is totally different from this one.
Nottingham Forest is without strikers Lewis Grabban and Kienan Davis. Junior Stanislas and Emiliano Marcondes are long-term absentees. Ryan Christie is questionable.
Bournemouth vs. Nottingham Forest Prediction
This is a very important game for both teams. This is a very big game between second and third on the table. The stake is a huge – automatic promotion to the Premier League.
It’s hard to predict a full-time score, so we will escape that, place a bet on goals, and enjoy a game. Our tip is BTTS.
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