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Brighton vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Betting Tips

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Brighton vs Nottingham Forest : Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

Brighton host Nottingham Forest in a game which could be crucial at both ends of the table. Each team is looking for three points to climb the table.

  • Brighton to Win @ -135 With FanDuel
  • Over 2.5 goals @ -127 With FanDuel
  • Both Teams to Score @ -192 With FanDuel

These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

  • Date: 10/03/24
  • Kick-off time: 14:00
  • Venue: Amex Stadium

Both sides come into this game on the back of a Premier League defeat, though one is in a more desperate situation than the other. Following their late 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool at the weekend, Nottingham Forest are in 17th place, just four points above Luton who occupy the final spot in the relegation zone. The Hatters also have a game in hand. Forest have won just once in seven league games, and they are in severe danger of a return to the Championship.

The Seagulls, in contrast, are still fighting for a European place. They currently sit ninth, and are just three points behind West Ham in seventh. A victory this weekend would ensure they remain firmly in the race, or even strengthen their position. Defeat would allow the sides below them to overtake and see them fall behind further.

Roberto De Zerbi is missing his top scorer Joao Pedro, but his side have spread the goals in his absence. Simon Adingra has six this season, whilst Facundo Buonanotte has got on the scoresheet in recent weeks. They have scored just once in the last three games, but will hope to regain their scoring form against a team who has conceded 49 goals this season. Forest will be relying on the likes of Taiwo Awoniyi and Anthony Elanga to provide an attacking spark.

This will be just the fourth meeting between the pair in the top flight. Following Forest’s promotion in 2022, they and Brighton have a win each, with the other game ending in a draw. In their previous five matchups in the Championship, Brighton won three and lost two. The reverse fixture earlier this season ended in victory for the Seagulls at the City Ground. In the 3-2 result, Forest took the lead very early on through Elanga, but Evan Ferguson equalised before Pedro put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time. Pedro added a third, then Morgan Gibbs-White pulled back another from the spot.

Brighton to Win

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Brighton to Win @ -135

Over 2.5 goals

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Yes @ -127

Both Teams to Score

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Yes @ -192

Team News

Brighton Team News

Billy Gilmour remains out as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension for a red card. Joao Pedro is due to return sometime this month, though this weekend’s game may be too soon.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Ola Aina and Willy Boly returned from AFCON with injuries, but the latter is set for a return this weekend. Chris Wood has been out with a thigh injury and is also due back very soon.

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Form Guide

Brighton Form Guide

In their last five games, Brighton have won one, drawn one and lost three. The Seagulls have endured some poor form of late. Their most recent outing was an away trip to Fulham, in which they lost 3-0. It was a comfortable afternoon for the hosts, as Harry Wilson and Rodrigo Muniz goals put them in a commanding lead at the break. Adama Traore added a third late on.

This followed a disappointing exit from the FA Cup, as fellow Premier League side Wolves narrowly defeated them 1-0 at Molineux. Brighton dominated throughout the game, but could not recover after giving up a goal in the second minute to Mario Lemina. They were lucky to salvage a point the week prior as they drew 1-1 with Everton. Jarrad Branthwaite put the Toffees ahead late in the second half, before Billy Gilmour was sent off for a reckless tackle. Down to 10-men, the game looked like it was going to end in defeat, but Lewis Dunk headed home in the 95th minute to ensure the points were shared.

The only victory for Brighton in this stretch of games came away at bottom side Sheffield United as they won 5-0. They were given a helping hand by Blades defender Mason Holgate, who saw red early for a terrible tackle. It did not take the visitors long to take advantage of their extra man, as Facundo Buonanotte and Danny Welbeck gave them a two-goal lead at the break. Simon Adingra also scored a brace. At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, they endured some late heartbreak of their own losing 2-1, with a Brennan Johnson 96th minute winner completing a Spurs turnaround. Before they face Forest at the weekend, they take on Roma in the Europa League on Thursday.

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

In their last five games, Nottingham Forest have won one and lost four. It has been a dreadful run of form for Forest, made worse by the fact that their two most recent defeats came in devastating fashion. At the weekend, they took on Liverpool at home, and looked set to hold the league leaders to a 0-0 draw. However, striker Darwin Nunez stepped up at the death to steal three points, which came in the ninth minute of stoppage time. Although not as late, they experienced a similar pain in the FA Cup fifth round against Man United in midweek, as they once again lost 1-0 to exit the competition. The tie seemed to be heading for extra-time, but Brazilian Casemiro deftly converted from a free-kick to ensure United advanced.

A 4-2 loss at Aston Villa preceded this, as their attempted comeback fell short. They had fallen 3-0 behind, before Moussa Niakhate pulled one back on the stroke of half-time. Morgan Gibbs-White scored another, but Villa scored a fourth to take the game away from them. Their one win came at home to West Ham, who were reduced to 10 men in the second half. Taiwo Awoniyi and Callum Hudson-Odoi scored deep into stoppage time in each half to secure a 2-0 victory. It was the perfect response to a difficult defeat to Newcastle, in which they came from behind twice, before Bruno Guimaraes scored a 66th minute winner.

FlashPicks Prediction

Nottingham Forest are desperate for a win, but we expect their search for three points to go on. Brighton have been inconsistent lately but have lost just once at home this season. It will be a close game, but the hosts should edge it – Brighton 2-1 Nottingham Forest

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Where to watch Brighton vs Nottingham Forest

Brighton vs Nottingham Forest will be available to watch on the Peacock Network (An NBC live-streaming Platform)

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