*Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Top Two Predictions for Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool
Nottingham Forest might have picked up a decent point away at Brighton in midweek but nobody is expecting Cooper's side to avoid defeat at home to Liverpool on Saturday. The visitors were expected to be Man City's closest rivals for the Premier League title this season but Klopp's men sit 11pts off the league leaders Arsenal and have a lot of ground to make up.
Liverpool to Win-to-Nil
We're backing Liverpool to win and keep a clean sheet on Saturday, just as they have done in each of their last two league games. Liverpool claimed a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest when the pair met in the FA Cup last season and Klopp's side head into this weekend's clash on the back of four wins and three clean sheets from their last five matches in all competitions, while Nottingham Forest have lost four of their last six matches and have failed to score in three of their last four league games.
Roberto Firmino to Score
Firmino was linked with a move away from Anfield this summer and that has only spurred the Brazilian striker on as he has scored 6-goals in 6 league starts for Liverpool this season. The 31-year-old forward has been scoring in the Champions League as well with his last six appearances in a Liverpool shirt in all competitions producing 5-goals, so you can see why we're backing him to score against Nottingham Forest.
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool – Stats, Markets & Odds
Forest up against the odds this weekend
Cooper's side made the trip down to Brighton in midweek where the visitors were under the cosh for the majority of the 90-minutes. However, the Seagulls failed to make the most of their chances and the game finished goalless. While a point wasn't a bad result for Nottingham Forest, their performance wasn't good enough, especially in the final third, and that will need to be worked on.
Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup – Henderson, Cook, Aurier, McKenna, Williams, Freuler, Lingard, Mangala, Gibbs-White, Yates & Johnson
Liverpool went into their home game against West Ham on the back of a brilliant win over Man City, so expectations were high. The Reds took the lead in the 22nd-minute through Nunez but the teams should have gone in level at the break as Bowen failed to convert a West Ham penalty right on the stroke of halftime. That miss cost the Hammers dearly as Liverpool held onto their lead to claim a narrow 1-0 victory.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup – Alisson, van Dijk, Gomez, Tsimikas, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Thiago, Carvalho, Firmino, Salah & Núñez
Nottingham Forest: Omar Richards, Lewis O'Brien, Lodi, Jack Colback, Moussa Niakhate and Harry Toffolo are all injury concerns for the hosts.
Liverpool: the visitors could be without the services of Luis Diaz, Joel Matip, Naby Keita, Ibrahima Konate, Arthur Melo and Diogo Jota this weekend.
FAQ: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool
- Who are the favourites to win? – Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites to win
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool.
- What time is kick-off? – 12:30 BST, 13:30 CET.