Brentford vs Nottingham Forest prediction, odds & betting tips 20/01/2024

Brentford
20/01/24 - 17:30

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Nottm Forest

Brentford - Nottm Forest

England Premier League - Brentford Community Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Here are our Premier League predictions ahead of Nottingham Forest's trip to Brentford on Saturday. Ivan Toney makes his long-awaited return for Brentford this weekend and how his team could do with him scoring the winner against Nottingham Forest as the Bees currently sit two places above the drop zone.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Ivan Toney to Score

  • Toney scored twenty goals in the Premier League last season for Brentford.
  • Toney has scored thirty-two goals in sixty-six Premier League appearances for the Bees.

Another reason that we have backed Toney to score as our main prediction is that Toney scored against Nottingham Forest in this very fixture last season.

Latest odds

Head to Head

01/10/23

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Brentford

Brentford

1

1

29/04/23

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

1

05/11/22

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Brentford

Brentford

2

2

20/03/21

England Championship CHA

Brentford

Brentford

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

1

12/12/20

England Championship CHA

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Brentford

Brentford

1

3

Last Five - Brentford

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Brentford

Brentford

4

2

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Brentford

Brentford

1

2

W

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Fulham

Fulham

Brentford

Brentford

0

0

D

27/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Brentford

Brentford

1

0

L

20/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

Brentford

Brentford

1

5

W

Last Five - Nottm Forest

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Burnley

Burnley

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

2

W

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

2

L

04/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

3

W

28/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

0

L

21/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 19/20 (1.95) – 51.3%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%

Brentford are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 51.3%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this pick. If you want more football betting tips on this Premier League encounter, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 19/20 (1.95) which has a probability of 51.3%, or you can go with over 2.5 goals, like us, at 17/20 (1.85) with a probability of 54.1%.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-1

  • Brentford are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Nottingham Forest.
  • Nottingham Forest have only failed to score in one of their last five league games.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in each of Brentford's last five matches in all competitions.
  • Each of the last five league meetings between these two clubs ended with both teams scoring.

Brentford vs Nottingham Forest team news

Brentford

Brentford took the lead after just two minutes away at Crystal Palace in their last league game but Keane Lewis-Potter's goal proved to be a false dawn for the visitors. Crystal Palace scored twice before the break and once more in the second half to win the game 3-1.

Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade and Kristoffer Ajer are the main injury doubts for Brentford this weekend, while Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka and Saman Ghoddos are all on international duty.

Predicted Lineup: Flekken (GK), Jørgensen, Roerslev, Pinnock, Collins, Nørgaard, Maupay, Jensen, Janelt, Toney & Lewis-Potter

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest claimed a big win at home to Manchester United last time out but will be concerned by the amount of missing players they have ahead of their trip to Brentford this weekend. Following a goalless first half, Forest took the lead in the sixty-fourth minute through Nicolas Dominguez but United responded with an equaliser in the seventy-eighth minute. Nuno Espírito Santo's side kept plucking away and eight minutes from the end, Morgan Gibbs-White scored to win the game for the hosts.

Ibrahim Sangare, Olaoluwa Aina, Moussa Niakhate, Cheikhou Kouyate, Willy Boly and Serge Aurier have all gone to the Africa Cup of Nations, while Divock Origi, Felipe, Taiwo Awoniyi and Anthony Elanga are all injury concerns ahead of the trip to the capital.

Predicted Lineup: Turner (GK), Toffolo, Worrall, Montiel, Murillo, Gibbs-White, Yates, Domínguez, Danilo, Wood & Hudson-Odoi

Brentford

Brentford
3-5-2
1
Mark Flekken
nl
22
Nathan Collins
ie
16
Ben Mee
gb
5
Ethan Pinnock
jm
30
Mads Roerslev Rasmussen
dk
27
Vitaly Janelt
de
8
Mathias Jensen
dk
24
Mikkel Damsgaard
dk
23
Keane Lewis-Potter
gb
7
Neal Maupay
fr
17
Ivan Toney
gb
Substitutes
25
Myles Peart-Harris
gb
26
Shandon Baptiste
gd
13
Zanka
dk
10
Pelenda Da Silva
gb
37
Michael Olakigbe
gb
21
Thomas Strakosha
al
33
Yehor Yarmoliuk
ua
12
Sergio Reguilon
es
20
Kristoffer Ajer
no

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest
4-2-3-1
1
Matt Turner
us
29
Gonzalo Montiel
ar
32
Andrew Omobamidele
ie
40
Murillo
br
3
Nuno Tavares
pt
5
Orel Mangala
be
28
Danilo Oliveira
br
16
Nicolas Dominguez
ar
22
Ryan Yates
gb
14
Callum Hudson-Odoi
gb
11
Chris Wood
nz
Substitutes
7
Neco Williams
gb
49
Detlef Esapa Osong
gb
23
Odysseas Vlachodimos
gr
41
Brandon Aguilera
cr
52
Jamie McDonnell
gb
26
Scott McKenna
gb
15
Harry Toffolo
gb
4
Joe Worrall
gb
53
Joseph Charles Gardner
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Ivan Toney

Who else could we highlight as our player to watch in this game other than the returning Ivan Toney?

Brentford have really missed their star striker and talisman this season and that is reflected in their league position, so having him back this weekend will make a huge difference.

Toney scored twenty league goals last season and we're backing the England international to find the back of the net in his first appearance of the campaign this weekend.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things