Brentford vs Nottm forest Preview
Watch Brentford vs Nottm forest preview, on the premier league contest as Brentford hosts Nottm forest on Saturday afternoon at Brentford Community stadium. As Brentford Is placed on the position of the premier league table, Nottm forest is on the position of the points table.
Nottm forest had moved out of the relegation zone on the city ground match with 3-1 While Brentford had a victory over Chelsea with 2-0 to have a place in one of the positions in the table.
Brentford had used up the chances with the match against Chelsea as they picked up three points on the Wednesday fixtures. An Own goal from cesar gave brentford the lead on the first half, and made up a substitution Bryan Mbeumo securing the win for his side.
Wednesday’s victory ended a six-game winless run for Thomas Frank‘s men, who suffered successive defeats to Manchester United, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers before holding high-flying Aston Villa to a 1-1 draw last weekend.
There is no denying that Brentford have endured a sticky spell in recent weeks, but they have continued to pick up points at the Gtech Community Stadium, losing just one of their last 12 home league games.
Having suffered only two defeats in 16 Premier League matches on home soil – notching seven wins and seven draws along the way the Bees will be confident of achieving another positive result against relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest.
While Brentford ended a six-game winless streak on Wednesday, Nottingham Forest terminated a dismal run of 11 league matches without a victory as they secured a much-needed win over Brighton.
Team News and Injury
Brentford will be without Pontus Jansson for the remainder of the campaign due to a hamstring injury, while Keane Lewis-Potter could miss the rest of the season with a knee issue.
Christian Norgaard and Thomas Strakosha are also sidelined due to injury, although Kristoffer Ajer could return to first-team action in the near future as he continues to recover from a calf problem.
After scoring as a substitute against Chelsea, Bryan Mbuemo is likely to be restored to the starting XI at the expense of Yoane Wissa, with Ivan Toney who has netted 19 Premier League goals this term – leading the attack.
Nottingham Forest’s extensive injury list grew even longer on Wednesday as Moussa Niakhate and Neco Williams were forced off in the victory over Brighton.
Niakhate and Williams join Chris Wood, Scott McKenna, Willy Boly, Giulian Biancone, Jack Colback, Ryan Yates, Gustavo Scarpa, Omar Richards and Dean Henderson on Forest’s casualty list, with Jonjo Shelvey absent due to an internal disciplinary matter.
On a brighter note, Serge Aurier returned from injury to captain the side in midweek, while Cheikhou Kouyate returned from the bench.
Joe Worrall is expected to replace Niakhate in the backline, with Orel Mangala and Danilo anchoring the midfield, enabling Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White to support Taiwo Awoniyi in attack.
Brentford vs Nottm forest head-to-head stats
Brentford and Nottingham Forest are on an even footing as far as the head-to-head record is concerned and have won 13 games apiece out of a total of 36 matches played between the two teams.
Brentford have won only one of their last six league games against Nottingham Forest and played out a disappointing 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture. After a run of only one victory in 12 league games away from home against Brentford, Nottingham Forest have won two of their last four such matches against the Bees.
Nottingham Forest have lost nine of their last 11 away games against teams from London in the Premier League and have conceded 14 goals in their four such games this season.
Brentford have won both their matches at home against newly promoted teams in the Premier League so far this season.
Brentford vs Nottm forest Prediction
Brentford have an impressive squad at their disposal and have consistently punched above their weight over the past year. Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo have stepped up in recent weeks and will look to prove their mettle this weekend.
Nottingham Forest were exceptional in their previous league game and will need to be at their best to avoid relegation. Brentford are formidable at home, however, and should be able to win this game.