Nottm Forest and Wolves on League premises
Watch Nottm Forest vs Wolves Preview as the Nottm Forest hosts Wolves facing the relegation zone at the city ground on Saturday.
The visitors are trying to avoid the defeat in the consecutive fourth successive top flight without a victory, while the hosts have failed in the home ground matches.
Nottm Forest vs Wolves preview
Nottingham Forest’s nine-game unbeaten league run at the City Ground, dating back to early October, was brought to an end by Newcastle United when the Magpies secured a 2-1 win before the international break.
Emmanuel Dennis had put the Tricky Trees in front before the half-hour mark, but Alexander Isak turned the game on its head with a strike either side of half time, including a 90th-minute winner to condemn the hosts to their 13th top-flight defeat of the campaign.
Steve Cooper‘s men made a bright start to 2023, winning three and drawing two of their opening five matches to boost their survival hopes, but a winless run of six matches has since dragged them back into the relegation picture and they currently sit 16th in the table, just two points above the drop zone.
Nottingham Forest will look to bounce back in front of their own fans when they play host to Wolves in the top flight for the first time since November 1983 when they claimed a thumping 5-0 victory under the tutelage of legendary manager Brian Clough.
The Tricky Trees have already beaten Wolves at the City Ground this year, though, as they secured a 4-3 penalty-shootout victory in the EFL Cup quarter-finals in January following a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes, and another triumph on Saturday could see them climb as high as 12th in the Premier League table if other results go their way.
Wolves entered the international break after losing three of their last four Premier League matches – as many as they suffered in their first nine games under head coach Julen Lopetegui – including a 4-2 home defeat to fellow strugglers Leeds United.
After the Whites put themselves three goals ahead just after the hour mark, goals from Jonny Castro and Matheus Cunha set up a nail-biting finish at Molineux, but Wolves’ hopes of a late comeback were quashed when Jonny’s sending off was followed by a late strike from Rodrigo.
Lopetegui was left frustrated after the game following more questionable VAR decisions that went against his side, and Wolves now find themselves sitting 13th in the table, just three points above the relegation zone having played at least a game more than five of the seven teams below them.
Improvements away from home are required if Wolves are to avoid slipping into the bottom three, as they have only won two of their 14 top-flight matches on the road this term beating Everton and Southampton by a 2-1 scoreline in December and February respectively.
Wolves have reason to be optimistic heading to the City Ground, though, as they have won three of their last four away league meetings against Nottingham Forest, while they also secured a slender 1-0 victory over the Tricky Trees at Molineux in October courtesy of a Ruben Neves penalty kick.
Nottm Forest vs Wolves head to head stats
In 14 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Wolverhampton Wanderers have won seven games, lost five and drawn two. In four league starts for Nottingham Forest, Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis has three goal contributions.
Midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has seven goal contributions in 23 league starts for Nottingham Forest. Spanish winger Adama Traore has three goal contributions in nine league starts for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves has five goals in 27 league starts for Wolverhampton Wanderers so far.
Nottm forest vs Wolves Prediction
Nottingham Forest are currently 16th in the league and have lost three of their last five league games. They are two points ahead of 18th-placed West Ham United, who have a game in hand.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, are 13th in the league and have won only one of their last five league games. They have improved under the management of Julen Lopetegui, although rumors continue to swirl around the future of Matheus Nunes.
Wolves have the advantage over Nottm forest on this premier league meetings.