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Wolves vs Nottingham Forest Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 9 December 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Molineux

Wolves vs Nottingham Forest: Top free betting tips

Wolves face Nottingham Forest on Saturday 9 December in a match that looks hugely important for Steve Cooper and his future as Forest's manager. Will Cooper's men rally for him or will they fall to another heavy defeat? Our Wolves vs Nottingham Forest prediction is for the home side to pile more misery on Forest and Cooper and for it to be the Welshman's final game in charge of the club.

Match result prediction: Wolves to win

No side has been more unlucky this season with refereeing and VAR decision than Wolves so their position in the league table is a little false. In reality, they should be in the top half of the table and have enjoyed some impressive victories over Man City and Tottenham. They have been particularly good at home whereas Forest have only managed to get one win away from home all season.

Both teams to score prediction: No

No team in the Premier League looked less like scoring in the midweek round of fixtures than Nottingham Forest who succumbed to a 5-0 loss away at Fulham. Cooper's men were toothless going forward and abject at the back and the scoreline didn't flatter the London side. Wolves kept a clean sheet in their last home match and we expect them to do the same again here.

Correct score prediction: Wolves 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Wolves were solid enough against Burnley in midweek and we expect them to follow that victory up with another one against a struggling Forest team. Wolves winning to nil wouldn't be a huge surprise given the form of the two sides but we don't believe the home side are capable of scoring more than two without Pedro Neto.

Molineux, home of Wolves | Wolves vs Nottingham Forest predictions
Molineux, home of Wolves – Photo by Icon sport

Wolves vs Nottingham Forest team news

Wolves predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest

Gary O'Neil will welcome back Rayan Ait Nouri to his starting eleven for the match against Nottingham Forest but he will remain without Pedro Neto and Joe Hodge. Jonny Castro is also out after picking up an injury in training. There are also question marks about the availability of Jose Sa after the Portuguese goalkeeper missed Wolves' last two fixtures.

Sa –  Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti, Bueno – Lemina, Gomes, Bellegarde – Cunha, Hwang

Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs Wolves

Steve Cooper will surely be tempted to make wholesale changes to his starting lineup for the game against Nottingham Forest after his side's dismal performance at Craven Cottage. Morgan Gibbs-White will almost certainly return to the eleven after being a surprise substitute on Wednesday while Chris Wood should come in for Origi.

Vlachodimos – Aina, Felipe, Murillo, Toffolo – Mangala, Sangare, Danilo, Gibbs-White, Elanga – Wood

Wolves vs Nottingham Forest: What the fans think

Wolves fans expecting the worst

Forest fans turn on Cooper

How far will Nottingham fans travel to Molineux?

Nottingham Forest fans don't have far to travel on Saturday afternoon for the match against Wolves with the total distance 60 miles. By car or coach, it will take just over an hour for the fans to get from Nottingham to Molineux while the trip is much more awkward via public transport, particularly with strike action taking place on Saturday.

Wolves vs Nottingham Forest: Tickets

There are still some Wolves tickets left for the match against Nottingham Forest. The club are offering tickets to members and anyone who was registered on the ticketing system before the 27th of November 2023. This is to prevent Nottingham Forest fans from purchasing tickets in the home end. Nottingham Forest have sold out their allocation of 3,014 tickets with all tickets going to Season ticket holders at the club.

FAQs: Wolves vs Nottingham Forest

Who is the referee? The referee for Wolves vs Nottingham Forest is Sam Barrott.

Who are the managers? Gary O'Neil is the Wolves manager and Steve Cooper is the Nottingham Forest boss.

Where is the match being played? Wolves vs Nottingham Forest will be played at Molineux.

What was the score the last time they played each other? The last Wolves vs Nottingham Forest match finished 1-1.