On matchday 17 of the Premier League, in one of the fixtures, Nottingham Forest will be hosting Tottenham at the City Ground. The derby will see two clubs who are on different tangents of the point table but have faced struggles in recent fixtures.
Nottingham Forest is currently struggling very close to the relegation zone as they are at the 16th spot in the point table with 3 wins and 14 points.
After leading the point table, the Spurs have fallen to the 5th spot in the point table with 9 wins and 30 points. The top bookmakers in India have amazing EPL odds with them.
Spurs have scored a goal in 75% of their fixtures in the current season and are playing some good attacking football.
The betting tip is...
Tottenham will score over 1.5 goals in the first half
Tricky Trees are coming home after witnessing a draw against the Wolves by 1-1. With only 31% of possession in the game, Nottingham Forest failed to control the ball and had only 2 shots on target out of which a single one was converted at the early stage of the match.
With an average possession of 40% in the ongoing season, the Forest have failed to score in 31% of their matches. They have taken an average of 8.69 shots out of which the FOrest has a conversion rate of 12%.
Taiwo Awoniyi is their highest scorer with 4 goals and 2 assists but he is doubtful to play because of a minor injury. Anthony Elanga is another player to watch out who has 3 goals and 3 assists on his name.
The Hosts are also struggling with their defence as they have conceded an average of 1.75 goals this season. Their average at home is 1.29 but in away games the Forest carries an average of 2.11.
There are no updates on the injuries of Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly and hence both players are expected to miss out on the home game.
Predicted Lineup: Vlachodimos (GK), Felipe, Aina, Toffolo, Murillo, Mangala, Yates, Gibbs-White, Wood, Hudson-Odoi & Elanga
Tottenham will be travelling to the City Ground after scoring a dominating win over Newcastle by 4-1 at home. With 57% of possession, Spurs completely dominated the fixture and Richarlison came out on top with 2 goals in the 38th and 60th minutes of the fixture.
Spurs recently went through a rough patch with losses against West Ham, Aston Villa, Wolves, and Chelsea. This has affected their position in the point table but a dominating home win will be a huge boost in the confidence.
Tottenham has an average possession of 60% in the current season with an average of 13 shots out of which the club carries a conversion rate of 16%. Heung-Min Son is the highest scorer for the Spurs with 10 goals and 4 assists on his name. James Maddison is the primary playmaker as he has 5 assists and 3 goals on his name.
With an average of 1.5 goals conceded in away fixtures, Tottenham is facing some problems at the back. They have also won 25% clean sheets in the current season but overall the club needs to pull their socks with defence.
Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentancur, Micky van de Ven, James Maddison and Eric Dier are all in the injury room because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Vicario (GK), Davies, Romero, Porro, Udogie, Højbjerg, Lo Celso, Bissouma, Kulusevski, Son & Johnson
In the last 4 meetings between the two clubs, Tottenham has come out on top with 4 wins. This will be a major confidence boost for the visitors and a win over Newcastle in the previous fixture will keep the team’s morale high.
The Forest have shown their struggle in the defence and defending the Spurs’ attack won’t be an easy task. We predict a win for Tottenham on Saturday.