Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Aston Villa will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Leicester City when they face Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon. The Villans are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Ollie Watkins, who scored his 11th goal of the season in the midweek triumph, while both Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho are out of contention with injuries.
Meanwhile, the Reds aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Leeds United, but given their poor away record, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from the match. You should bear in mind that Nottingham Forest have already suffered ten defeats on the road this season. Both Serge Aurier and Scott McKenna are major doubt, and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while all Boly, Biancone and Chris Wood remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Leon Bailey):
Leon Bailey is a Phoenix All Stars Academy product who was born in Kingston on August 9, 1997. The Jamaica international played for the likes of FC Liefering and Trencin during his youth career, but he made his senior debut with Belgian side Genk in August, 2015 in a 3-1 win over Saint-Truiden.
The pacey winger quickly established himself as one of the best players in the Belgian top flight, but he scored only 8 goals in 56 appearances for Genk from 2015 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 Leon Bailey signed a deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €20 million. Bailey is a left-footed footballer, but he is capable of playing on both sides of the field.
The Bayer Leverkusen winger made one appearance for Jamaica U23 team, but he eventually refused to represent the Reggae Boyz at senior level as he has personal problems with the association. It has to be noted that Leon Bailley scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season.
Highlighted Team (Nottingham Forest):
Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0).
Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.