Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/02/2024

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Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest prediction
Aston Villa's Matty Cash (left) in action during the Premier League match at City Ground – Photo by Icon sport

Here are our Premier League predictions for Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Villa sit fourth in the table, two points clear of Tottenham Hotspur, following their 2-1 win at Fulham last time out and this weekend, Unai Emery's men will be the favourite to secure another three points against relegation battlers Nottingham Forest.

Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest predictions: Villa out for revenge

Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

BTTS

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins was at the double to take Aston Villa back to winning ways at Craven Cottage last time out, while Nottingham Forest scored a stoppage-time goal in each half to defeat West Ham at The City Ground.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing the hosts

  • HOME: 11/20 (1.55) – 64.5%
  • DRAW: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Aston Villa have won two of their last three in the league and on paper, should have too much for Nottingham Forest to handle, despite the visitors winning their last match against West Ham 2-0.

Last five H2Hs: Villa edge the recent H2H record

England Premier League 05/11/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

England Premier League 08/04/23

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England Premier League 10/10/22

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

1

England Championship 13/03/19

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

England Championship 28/11/18

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

5
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

5

Aston Villa have won three of their last six meetings with Nottingham Forest but the last meeting between the pair at the City Ground in November produced a 2-0 win for the hosts.

Team news and form guide

Aston Villa: Returned to winning ways at the weekend

Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Jhon Duran, Diego Carlos and Ezri Konsa are all doubts for the Forest game due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Martínez (GK), Lenglet, Moreno, Torres, Cash, McGinn, Tielemans, Bailey, Luiz, Ramsey & Watkins

England Premier League 13/05/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

3

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

UEFA Conference League 09/05/24

L

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

2

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

England Premier League 05/05/24

L

Brighton

Brighton

1

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

UEFA Conference League 02/05/24

L

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

4

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2

Nottingham Forest: Have struggled on the road

The visitors should welcome back their AFCON 2023 participants this weekend but Chris Wood and Gonzalo Montiel will miss the game through injury.

Predicted lineup: Sels (GK), Felipe, Williams, Tavares, Murillo, Gibbs-White, Domínguez, Danilo, Awoniyi, Hudson-Odoi & Elanga

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 04/05/24

W

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 28/04/24

L

Man City

Man City

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England Premier League 21/04/24

L

Everton

Everton

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England Premier League 13/04/24

D

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

Our free expert picks: Villa to win but both teams to score

Aston Villa are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 64.5%, and we agree with this selection. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If you want to back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game the odds stand at 29/20 (2.45) with a probability of 40.8%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/7 (1.57) which has a probability of 63.6%.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Four of Aston Villa's last five matches in all competitions have ended with both teams scoring.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Nottingham Forest's last five matches in all competitions.

Other tips

Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest

  • Aston Villa average two goals per game in their last four fixtures.
  • Nottingham Forest have found the back of the net in each of their last five fixtures.

Ollie Watkins to Score

  • Watkins top scores for Aston Villa this season with 13 league goals.
  • Watkins scored both goals in Aston Villa's 2-1 win at Fulham last time out.
Ollie Watkins player to watch
Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins (right) heads wide of the goal during the Premier League match at City Ground – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins has arguably been Aston Villa's best player this season with the England forward shining since Unai Emery took charge at Villa Park.

Leading by example

Not only does Watkins top score for Villa in the league with 13 goals, the forward is also the club's leading creator of goals with an impressive 10 assists so you can see why we have picked Watkins as our player to watch in this game.


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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 writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.