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Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
8 February 2024, 11:02

Nottingham and Newcastle are in different parts of the standings and solve different tasks, but as in many Premier League matches, it is very difficult to determine an unambiguous favourite. After a great start to the season, Newcastle still proved unable to fight on several fronts, first finishing the Champions League group stage in last place (while showing a decent game), and later dropped to 9th place in the championship. The gap to the European Cup zone is already threatening - 11 points - so the Eddie Howe team just needs points.

Nottingham, on the other hand, is floundering near the relegation zone, ahead of Everton going 18th by only 2 points. The main goal of the team is to stay in the Premier League for the next season. Given the density of the table at the bottom (the difference between 14th and 18th place is only 5 points), the Garibaldi desperately cling to their chances, alternating good matches with a series of point losses.

Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United Albion Preview 

Nottingham Forest Preview

In the last 10 rounds of the championship, Nottingham has won only 2, with three draws and 5 defeats. It is important that the victories were won over Manchester United and just the same Newcastle. It should be noted that in this meeting, ex-Newcastle player Chris Wood scored a hat-trick, who clearly does not have warm feelings for his former team and intends to continue his series. Nottingham performs well at the home City Ground, but gets lost with the systematic long-term pressure of the opponent. Nuno Espirito Santo has not yet found a solution to this problem, but an unbalanced squad, coupled with injuries, also plays a role. An inarticulate game in the last round with Bournemouth also does not add to optimism before the upcoming meeting.

Newcastle United Preview

Newcastle, after a terrible series of matches in December (6 defeats and 2 wins), is gradually building up its strength for the decisive part of the season. An important role in this was played by the return of a number of key players after injuries, which instantly affected the improvement of the game. Newcastle confidently beat Aston Villa and Fulham, losing in a hard-fought match (2-3) only to Manchester City and playing one of the most spectacular games of the last round with Luton (4-4). Eddie Howe noted that work on defensive errors has already been carried out, which suggests that we will not see line breaks like in the match against Luton. At the same time, the team shine in attack (the 5th highest scoring team in the league), which allows to approach the match with Nottingham with a positive attitude, given the desire to rehabilitate themselves for losing in the last head to head clash.

Betting Tips for Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United

Newcastle United to Win

Newcastle is approaching this meeting in better shape, gradually returning to its optimal form. Nottingham continues to be in a fever, the team has a noticeable lack of a clear game plan. In addition, the team will have to replay the cup clash with Bristol in a midweek game, which will also require serious effort. Considering all this, Newcastle looks more preferable in this meeting. William Hill evaluates this Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United prediction with odds of 2.02.

Total Over 2.5

Despite the promises of the Newcastle head coach, the problems in the Magpies' defence will not disappear so easily in a week. The team concedes a lot and makes up for it with a lot of goals scored. Nottingham also quite often breaks through this total (in 7 of the last 9 matches), so the upcoming match is likely to turn out quite bright. Parimatch gives 1.75 as Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United odds for this outcome.

First to Score - Newcastle United

Newcastle United scores first in 4 consecutive games, which indicates an emphasis on an active start of their matches. In principle, it is typical for the Magpies to have a strong first half of the meeting and relax in the second half, for which the team is regularly punished. In 2 of the last 3 meetings between the teams, Newcastle scored first and has every chance to do it again. This Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United tip is evaluated with odds of 1.70 by Parimatch.

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