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The Premier League fixture at The London Stadium on Sunday sees hosts West Ham United taking on opponents Nottingham Forest.
All West Ham United v Nottingham Forest match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
West Ham United
West Ham United will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-0 Europa League victory against Olympiacos.
In that game, West Ham United had 56% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for West Ham United was Lucas Paquetá (73'). Olympiacos got 9 shots at goal with 0 on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times where West Ham United have shown defensive steel. The reality is that West Ham United have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 11 goals on the way.
Ahead of this clash, West Ham United are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Nottingham Forest go into this encounter after a 2-0 Premier League win to beat Aston Villa in their previous game.
Throughout their six latest matches, Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest have found the net a total of 5 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 0.83.
Looking at their past form shows that Nottingham Forest:
- haven't won against West Ham United in away games against them for the last 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 30/01/2011 shows us that West Ham United have won 4 of these games and Nottingham Forest 2, with the number of draws standing at 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premier League match day 25 on 25/02/2023 when it ended West Ham United 4-0 Nottingham Forest.
That time, West Ham United had 49% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Danny Ings (71', 73'), Declan Rice (78') and Michail Antonio (85').
For their opponents, Nottingham Forest got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Jarred Gillett.
Team News: West Ham United
The West Ham United manager David Moyes has zero fitness worries whatsoever before this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
In all likelihood, The Hammers should line up in a 4-3-3 system, handing starts to Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Emerson, Tomas Soucek, Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse, Mohammed Kudus, Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper to be concerned about. Danilo (unknown injury) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that The Reds seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, settling for Odisseas Vlachodimos, Ola Aina, Moussa Niakhate, Murillo, Harry Toffolo, Ibrahim Sangare, Orel Mangala, Nicolas Dominguez, Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi and Anthony Elanga.
Our assessment is that Nottingham Forest will likely be able to break down this West Ham United lineup, although that might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see a narrow 2-1 win for West Ham United when the full-time whistle blows. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
West Ham United
Stadium: The London Stadium (62,500)
Captain: Kurt Zouma
Chairman: David Sullivan
Manager: David Moyes
Competitions: Premier League position 12, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals), Europa League (Group A)
🔑 Star Man: Jarrod Bowen
Usually deployed in the Right Wing position, Jarrod Bowen was born in Leominster, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Hereford United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 7 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.