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Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 4 February 2023
Kick-Off:  14:00 UK 15:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest: Top free betting tips

Bournemouth are set to face Nottingham Forest on Sunday, 4 February with both teams looking for their first win in three matches. Arguably it is Nottingham Forest who need the win more given their precarious position in the league table but the Vitality Stadium isn't an easy place to go. Our Bournemouth vs Nottingham prediction is for the Cherries to get back to winning ways and for Forest to slump closer to the relegation zone.

Match result prediction: Bournemouth to win

After a poor start to the season, Bournemouth then enjoyed a sensational run of form that catapulted them into the top half of the Premier League table. However, they have recently endured a three-match winless run in the league which may concern Andoni Iraola. Context is key – two of those games were against Spurs and Liverpool and the third – against West Ham on Thursday night – they should have won. They still look a tidy outfit and we expect them to overcome a depleted Nottingham Forest side.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Contrary to what many people were expecting, Nottingham Forest have been very open under Nuno Espirito Santo and they have been involved in some high-scoring matches. Only one of the eight matches Forets have played under the guidance of Santo has seen under 2.5 goals which makes this market very appealing. What's more, six out of Bournemouth's last seven matches have also seen over 2.5 goals scored.

Correct score prediction: Bournemouth 3-1 Nottingham Forest

With the exception of the drubbing handed to them by Liverpool, Bournemouth have still been playing well despite the dip in results. They could have been three goals up at half time against West Ham on Thursday night and will have been gutted to have left the London Stadium with just a point. Forest, meanwhile, were really poor against Arsenal in the week and have struggled on the road all season.

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Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest team news

Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest

Bournemouth will be without five players for the match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon. Max Aarons and Tyler Adams are two players who would likely be starting for the Cherries fit while Randolph, Fredericks and Hill are also absent due to injury. In some positive news, Dango Ouattara could be fit for the match against Forest after missing several weeks with injury and international duty. New signing, Enes Ünal, could make the bench.

Neto – Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Ouattara – Cook, Christie – Semenyo, Scott, Kluivert – Solanke

Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

January was always going to be a hard month for Nottingham Forest with six players away at AFCON 2023 but they could welcome two of them back this weekend after Senegal's elimination. Cheikhou Kouyaté and Moussa Niakhaté have both been missed dearly at the City Ground and could come straight back into the starting eleven. Boly, Aina, and Sangare remain at the tournament with the Ivory Coast as does Serger Aurier, however, the full-back is set to join Galatasaray on loan.

Turner – Montie, Murillo, Niakhaté, Toffolo – Kouyaté, Danilo, Gibbs-White – Elanga, Awoniyi, Hudson-Odoi

Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest: What the fans think

Cherries fans hoping for a more clinical display

Forest fans are fearing the worst

How far will Nottingham Forest fans travel to the Vitality Stadium?

Nottingham Forets fans have a long trip to the South Coast on Sunday afternoon when they play Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. By car or coach, the journey will take close to four hours with the distance between Nottingham and Bournemouth standing at around 200 miles. By rail, Forest fans can get a direct train from Nottingham to St Pancras before making their way across London to Waterloo. From there, they can get a train to Pokesdown which is a short walk away from the stadium.

Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest: Tickets

Bournemouth have tickets available on ‘restricted sale' for the match against Nottingham Forest which means only members can purchase the few remaining tickets which have been returned to the club. Nottingham Forest were allocated 1,318 tickets for the match and all of these have been sold to eligible Nottingham Forest season ticket holders.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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