Nottingham Forest vs Leicester Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 14/01/2023

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England Premier League - City Ground

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

Nottingham Forest vs Leicester: Top Two Betting Tips

Nottingham Forest and Leicester City head into Saturday's Premier League clash on the same amount of points. Both teams are candidates for the relegation battle this season, so a win this weekend would be huge for either side.

Draw

With these two sides so finely poised and neither in particularly good form heading into this weekend's match, we're predicting a draw. Three of the last six league meetings between these two clubs have ended all square, though, the Foxes did claim a massive 4-0 win in the pair's reverse league fixture back in October. Forest have only won one of their last five matches in all competitions, two of which have ended in draws, while Leicester have only managed to win one of their last five matches as well but their other four games ended in defeat.

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Both Teams to Score

There is a good chance that both teams will score on Saturday as four of the last six encounters between Forest and Leicester have ended the very same way. Both teams have scored in four of Nottingham Forest's last six outings in league and cup while Leicester have only kept one clean sheet in their last five attempts, adding further weight to our prediction.

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Everything you need to know ahead of Nottingham Forest vs Leicester

Head to Head

03/10/22

England Premier League EPL

Leicester

Leicester

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

4

0

06/02/22

England FA Cup FA Cup

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Leicester

Leicester

4

1

Last Five - Nottm Forest

17/02/24

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

2

W

10/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

2

L

07/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Bristol City

Bristol City

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1 (3)

1 (5)

W

04/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

1

D

30/01/24

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

1

L

Last Five - Leicester

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Leicester

Leicester

2

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Leicester

Leicester

0

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Leicester

Leicester

1

2

W

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Leicester

Leicester

0

5

W

30/01/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Leicester

Leicester

1

3

W

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Nottingham Forest vs Leicester.

Nottingham Forest odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

Leicester odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As you can see, there really isn't much between the two sides in the latest odds which only give more weight to our prediction for a draw on Saturday. If you fancy backing an Under/Over Goals bet, the bookies have Under 2.5 Goals priced at 6/7 (1.86) – 53.8%, while Over 2.5 Goals can be backed at 1/1 (2.00) – 50%.

How will the teams lineup for this Premier League encounter?

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest were away at Southampton for their last league game where the newly promoted club secured a big 3pts against one of their relegation rivals. Forest forward Awoniyi scored the only goal of the game in the 27th-minute after good work from Johnson who claimed the assist. Lingard, Niakhate, Biancone, Richards, Kouyate and Boly have all been ruled out of this weekend's match, while there are also doubts over the fitnesses of Awoniyi and Williams.

Predicted Lineup: Henderson (GK), Aurier, Boly, Worrall, Lodi, Freuler, Mangala, Gibbs-White, Yates, Awoniyi & Johnson

Leicester

Leicester have been struggling of late, none more so than at home to Fulham last time out. A solitary Mitrovic goal in the 17th-minute was enough to defeat the Foxes in the end and Rodgers really needs to start getting more out of his players. Justin, Soumare, Evans, Pereira, Maddison, Praet, Dewsbury-Hall and Bertrand could all miss out on Saturday due to injury.

Predicted Lineup: Ward (GK), Amartey, Castagne, Faes, Thomas, Tielemans, Ndidi, Soumaré, Barnes, Vardy & Pérez

Starting Lineups

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest
4-3-1-2
1
Dean Henderson
gb
24
Serge Aurier
ci
4
Joe Worrall
gb
26
Scott McKenna
gb
32
Renan Lodi
br
22
Ryan Yates
gb
23
Remo Freuler
ch
5
Orel Mangala
be
31
Gustavo Scarpa
br
20
Brennan Johnson
gb
10
Morgan Gibbs-White
gb
Substitutes
25
Emmanuel Dennis
ng
14
Lewis O'Brien
gb
16
Sam Surridge
gb
17
Alexander Mighten
gb
13
Wayne Hennessey
gb
7
Neco Williams
gb
15
Harry Toffolo
gb
3
Steve Cook
gb
8
Jack Colback
gb

Leicester

Leicester
4-2-3-1
1
Danny Ward
gb
27
Timothy Castagne
be
18
Daniel Amartey
gh
3
Wout Faes
be
33
Luke Thomas
gb
25
Wilfred Ndidi
ng
24
Nampalys Mendy
sn
11
Marc Albrighton
gb
8
Youri Tielemans
be
7
Harvey Barnes
gb
9
Jamie Vardy
gb
Substitutes
47
Kasey McAteer
gb
34
Lewis Brunt
gb
23
Jannik Vestergaard
dk
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng
26
Dennis Praet
be
20
Patson Daka
zm
4
Caglar Soyuncu
tr
31
Daniel Iversen
dk
44
Sammy Braybrooke
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Morgan Gibbs-White

Most scoffed their heads when they saw just how much Nottingham Forest were willing to spend on Gibbs-White in the summer and while his club are yet to be repaid in full by the midfielder's performances, the 22-year-old has made an impression.

Gibbs-White offers goals and assists from midfield and likes to put himself about, pressing and tackling where he can. The former Wolves man has chipped in with 2-goals and 2-assists in the Premier League this season, making him one of the team's key players, if not, their best player.

We expect to see more from Gibbsd-White as the season progresses and he becomes more settled at Nottingham Forest but on his day he is a match-winner. While we have backed this game to end in a stalemate, if someone can pull out a winning goal or assist from nowhere to secure all 3pts for Forest then Gibbs-White would be the obvious choice.

Premier League Standings

Premier League
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Liverpool

Liverpool

25 17 6 2 35 57
2 Man City

Man City

25 17 5 3 32 56
3 Arsenal

Arsenal

25 17 4 4 36 55
4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

25 15 4 6 19 49
5 Tottenham

Tottenham

25 14 5 6 14 47
6 Man Utd

Man Utd

25 14 2 9 1 44
7 Brighton

Brighton

25 10 8 7 8 38
8 Newcastle

Newcastle

25 11 4 10 12 37
9 West Ham

West Ham

25 10 6 9 -8 36
10 Chelsea

Chelsea

25 10 5 10 1 35
11 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

25 10 5 10 -1 35
12 Fulham

Fulham

25 8 5 12 -7 29
13 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

24 7 7 10 -13 28
14 Brentford

Brentford

25 7 4 14 -9 25
15 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

25 6 7 12 -16 25
16 Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

25 6 6 13 -12 24
17 Everton

Everton

25 8 6 11 -6 20
18 Luton

Luton

24 5 5 14 -13 20
19 Burnley

Burnley

25 3 4 18 -30 13
20 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

25 3 4 18 -43 13

Nottingham Forest vs Leicester – FAQ

nottingham forest vs leicester

  • Who are the favourites to win? –  There isn't much between these two sides in the odds.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Leicester 4-0 Nottingham Forest.
  • What time is kick-off? – 15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET.

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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.