West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Read our detailed analysis as West Ham is set to lock horns with Nottingham Forest in the upcoming EPL fixture on Sunday.
|West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction
When is West Ham most likely to score a goal?: West Ham is yet to score a goal this season. In the last season of the EPL, they scored 55% of their goals in the second half. Michail Antonio scored the maximum number of goals for the Hammers.
When is Nottingham Forest most likely to score a goal?: Nottingham Forest has also not got off the mark on the goal-scoring sheet this year. In the previous EFL Championship, Forest scored about 64% of the total goals in the second half. Brennan Johnson was the leading goal-scorer for Nottingham in the last season.
Which team will start as the favorites? West Ham is expected to win this game against Nottingham Forest as per the latest predictions.
West Ham has a good opportunity to secure their first win of the season when they meet Nottingham Forest for the upcoming EPL fixture at the City Ground Stadium on Sunday, 14 August. The Hammers looked clueless in the season opener against the defending champions. West Ham had a disappointing finish to the last season despite a good start as they could win only 1 of the last 5 fixtures. They looked in decent form in the Club Friendlies this year. A new season to start against the mighty City was always going to be tough for David Moyes’ men.
Nottingham Forest has another challenging matchup lined up in their home stadium on Sunday. Despite a successful last season in the EFL, everyone expected Nottingham to face a tough time in the EPL. We all saw a glimpse of that in their first match against Newcastle. Steve Cooper has several areas to work on to improve the performance of his side in the upcoming games.
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Odds
|Platform||West Ham||Draw||Nottm Forest||Predicted Winner|
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Recent Form
After an unsatisfactory end to the EPL 2021-22 in the 7th position on the points table with 56 points from 38 matches, West Ham faced another setback with the Semi Final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. In the pre-season, the Hammers won 2, lost 1, and drew 4 of the 7 matches.
Nottingham Forest is coming off a successful EFL Championship season last year as they finished at the 4th position on the points table with 80 points from 46 games. They progressed to the Promotion Finals and gave a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield to qualify for the Premier League. In the Club Friendlies, Forest won 2, lost 2, and drew 3 fixtures.
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Recent Team Stats
|Stats||West Ham||Nottm Forest|
|Goals per game||1.00||1.00|
|Goals conceded per game||1.13||1.25|
|Clean Sheets %||25%||25%|
|Ball Possession %||31.14%||29.67%|
|Yellow Cards Avg||0.00||0.38|
|Red Cards Avg||0.00||0.00|
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Form Guide
West Ham: L D D L D W
Nottingham Forest: L D D L W D
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: H2H
Matches: 116 | West Ham: 46 | Draw: 26 | Nottingham Forest: 44
Recent 5 Meetings: West Ham: 4 | Draw: 0 | Nottingham Forest: 1
Last Meeting: Nottingham Forest defeated West Ham with a score of 5-0 in a Premier League fixture on 5 Jan 2014.
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Last Match Analysis
West Ham: West Ham seemed to have no answers to a dominant Man City side with Erling Haaland on fire right from the first game. The new £30m striker for West Ham, Gianluca Scamacca was not included in the squad in that match with an aim to not risk his fitness so early. The Hammers looked passive right from the start of the match. Overall, it was a tough day for the fans at the London Stadium as their side failed to pose any threat to the visitors. Haaland’s two goals were enough to seal the match for City.
Reaction from team manager David Moyes: “They were so good. Tactically they completely outdone us. They played both their full-backs into the middle of the pitch and it made it hard for us to deal with as they got wide easier. We’d worked hard to try and replicate what we had done last season, but they were so good.”
Nottingham Forest: Nottm Forest failed to return with any point from St James’ Park in a tough matchup against Newcastle United. However, they managed to frustrate the Magpies as it took the hosts 58 minutes to score their first goal. The forward attack needs to improve as they couldn’t put a single shot on target. Nottingham has many challenges ahead against some of the top football clubs. The positives from the first match might help them put a better show in the upcoming game.
Reaction from head coach Steve Cooper: “We fell short in our performance today, but we live and learn,’ said Cooper. ‘We were not right in possession, and there were not enough passes when we could get them off, and that ultimately cost us the two goals. The way we gave up the ball in the play before the goals, that’s not the team I want us to be. Newcastle were the better team and deserved to win.”
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Last Match Stats
|Stats||West Ham||Nottm Forest|
|Shots on Target||1||0|
|Ball Possession %||24%||38%|
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Possible Lineup
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Johnson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio
Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2): Henderson; McKenna, Niakhate, Worrall; Toffolo, Colback, O’Brien, Willaims; Lingard; Surridge, Johnson
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Offensive and Defensive Stats
The 32-year-old Jamaican striker, Michail Antonio spearheads the attack of West Ham. Antonio produced 2 shots in the first match and won 67% of ground duels. In the last EPL season, he added 10 goals to his name.
The key midfielders for the Hammers include Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek. Rice played with a passing accuracy of 89% in the first match against Man City. He also added 7 tackles to his name and got a success rate of 78% in ground duels. Soucek had a good last EPL season as scored 5 goals for his team at an average of 1.3 shots per match.
Jack Colback and Lewis O’Brien are the leading midfielders for Nottingham. Colback played with a passing accuracy of 88% in the season opener along with 70% success in total duels. O’Brien maintained his passing accuracy at 77%. He also won 60% of ground duels.
Aaron Cresswell has been a consistent defender for West Ham. Cresswell added 4 clearances, and 2 interceptions to his name in the first game. Ben Johnson is another key defender who had 6 clearances in the first match and he played with a passing accuracy of 80%.
In the defense department, Nottm Forest has players like Neco Williams and Scott McKenna. In the first match, both Williams and McKenna added 7 clearances, and 4 interceptions together against the Magpies.
The Polish goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski has been a good performer for West Ham. In the last EPL season, Fabianski played at a save rate of 70%.
Nottingham relies on the English goalkeeper, Dean Henderson. Henderson has looked from the start of this season as he made 7 crucial saves against Newcastle.
West Ham vs Nottm Forest Prediction: Winner
Both teams are set to meet after more than 8 years. The head-to-head stats looks interesting between these two sides. However, West Ham looks like a stronger side as per the team strength and current form. Nottingham Forest will be having the home advantage on Sunday, but they have absolutely no margin of error if they want to get any point against West Ham in the upcoming match. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring West Ham for this fixture.
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