Nottingham Forest vs. West Ham Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 14, 2022 15:00 CET
In one of the matches of Sunday’s Premier League program, we will watch the match between Nottingham Forest and West Ham. The start of the clash at the City Ground is scheduled for 15:00.
This will be a duel between teams that did not open the new season in the best way.
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After 23 years, this club with a glorious past has returned to the elite. This summer they were very active in the transfer market, they signed 12 new players and entered the new competitive year with high expectations. But the start was not great.
Nottingham Forest was defeated by Newcastle in the first round, and their players were inferior to their opponents for the entire 90 minutes. They couldn’t get rid of the pressure and the ball was in their half the whole time. Steve Cooper’s team did not create a single big scoring chance, so this team was the worst of all 20 clubs in the Premier League.
During the summer, some big reinforcements arrived at the club. The loudest is certainly Jesse Lingaard from Manchester United, and there is also Neco Williams from Liverpool, as well as goalkeeper Dean Henderson, also from Manchester United. Apart from them, four players arrived from the Bundesliga.
All in all, it takes a certain amount of time for a large number of new players to achieve synergy, but this team has a tough task ahead of them. Many predict that they will be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season and return to the Championship.
On the other hand, the Hammers also started the new campaign with a defeat, but they had the strongest opponent. The reigning champion Manchester City triumphed quite easily, so the West Ham football players will look for their first victory against the newcomers in the league.
This London team has continuously recorded good results for several seasons. The previous competitive year they finished in seventh place, while in the Europa League they were defeated in the semifinals by Eintracht Frankfurt, who later won the title.
All the main players remained at the club, and coach David Moyes will rely on proven forces in the season ahead. There are also Bowen, Antonio, Rice, and Soucek, while Scamacca, Cornet, and Aguerd arrived. All three have been marked as major signings and are expected to further improve the quality of West Ham’s play.
These two teams last met in 2014 in the FA Cup, with Nottingham Forest winning 5-0.
Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2): Henderson, McKenna, Niakhate, Worrall; Toffolo, Colback, O’Brien, Williams; Lingaard; Johnson, Awoniyi
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Areola; Coufal, Johnson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio
We assume that Nottingham Forest will play much better than they did against Newcastle, but we believe that the quality is currently on West Ham’s side and we are of the opinion that the visitors will win this clash.
Prediction: West Ham To Win