Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Nottingham Forest will look to recover from a 3-2 loss to West Ham United when they take on Brighton on Saturday afternoon. The Reds are eager to move closer to top ten and they are surely capable of making life difficult for the out-of-form Seagulls. Fit-again midfielder Danilo is pushing for a start, while Callum Hudson-Odoi remains in the treatment room. The good news for the hosts is that both Anthony Elanga and Gonzalo Montiel have recovered from their respective injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team playing out a slim 1-1 draw with relegation strugglers Sheffield United before the international break. As Forest are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that Brighton are capable of grabbing something from the match. The likes of Welbeck, Enciso, and March remain on the sidelines with injuries, while Milner, Dunk, and Estupinan are unlikely to recover in time to face the Reds. Mahmoud Dahoud is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Joel Veltman):
Joel Veltman is a Dutch footballer who was born in Velsen on 15 January, 1992. Veltman started his youth career at VV Ijmuiden and in 2011 he was spotted by Ajax scouts. In the 2012/2013 Eredivisie campaign he played for the first team and he made seven league appearances for the Amsterdammers back then.
The centre back, who plays as a right back as well made six appearances for Jong Ajax as well, scoring one goal for the team in the Eerste Divisie. Veltman has 8 caps for Netherlands U20 team and he made his debut for the first team in November 2013 against Colombia. He started the match and he played 90 minutes in the goalless draw with the South American side.
Joel Veltman represented the Oranje at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It has to be noted that the Dutch defender made 34 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign, scoring one goal in the process. In the 2013/2014 season he won his second Eredivisie trophy with Ajax.
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.