Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Following five consecutive league defeats, Brentford will look to get back on course in the Premier League when they face Nottingham Forest on Matchday 21. Towering defender Kristoffer Ajer is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while all Yoane Wissa, Saman Ghoddos, Frank Onyeka, and Ji-soo Kim are on international duty. Important attacker Ivan Toney is back following a long-term suspension.
The Reds, on the other hand, did well to shock Newcastle United and Manchester United in the previous two league matches, but beating Brentford in London is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The likes of Ola Aina, Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Cheikhou Kouyate, Moussa Niakhate, and Ibrahim Sangare are all on international duty, while important attacker Taiwo Awoniyi faces race against the clock to be fit for Saturday’s encounter. Defender Felipe misses out with a hamstring problem.
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.