Nottingham Forest vs West Ham prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/02/2024

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West Ham United's Jarrod Bowen (right) and Nottingham Forest's Murillo battle for the ball during. – Photo by Icon sport

It's time for our Premier League predictions ahead of Nottingham Forest vs West Ham. The Hammers will be desperate to bounce back from their 6-0 hamming at home by Arenal but it's not all doom and gloom for West Ham fans as their side are in the pot for the knockout stage of the Europa League where they could face top opposition such as Roma or AC Milan.

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham predictions: Close game expected at The City Ground

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham predictions
Our pick

⚽ Full-Time Result prediction

Draw

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Nottingham Forest 1-1 West Ham

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

BTTS

Both of these teams have been struggling for wins of late and could really do with the boost of a win this weekend.

Pre-game odds and win probability: the hosts are the slight favourite

  • HOME: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 37/19 (2.95) – 33.9%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Forest have lost three of their last six matches, drawing the other three games, while West Ham have drawn three and lost three of their last six outings in league and cup.

Last five H2Hs: recent history favours West Ham

England Premier League 12/11/23

West Ham

West Ham

3
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 25/02/23

West Ham

West Ham

4
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England Premier League 14/08/22

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
West Ham

West Ham

0

Recent history favours West Ham in this fixture with the Londoners winning five times and losing twice in the pair's last seven league and cup ties.

Team news and form guide

Nottingham Forest: six games without a win in all competitions

Chris Wood and Gonzalo Montiel could miss out this weekend due to injury but Ibrahim Sangare, Olaoluwa Aina, Willy Boly and Serge Aurier should all return to the squad following international duty.

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

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Burnley

Burnley

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

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

West Ham: three draws from their last six outings

Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta are both close to making a return for the Hammers but will face late fitness tests ahead of the trip to The City Ground.

Predicted lineup: Areola (GK), Coufal, Zouma, Emerson, Aguerd, Johnson, Ward-Prowse, Souček, Álvarez, Kudus & Bowen

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Man City

Man City

3

West Ham

West Ham

1

England Premier League 11/05/24

W

Luton

Luton

1

West Ham

West Ham

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

5

West Ham

West Ham

0

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

West Ham

West Ham

2

England Premier League 21/04/24

L

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

5

West Ham

West Ham

2

Our free expert picks: Forest and West Ham to cancel one another out

Nottingham Forest are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 40%, but we are expecting a close game between the two sides. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Taiwo Awoniyi is the favourite Forest player to score with odds of 6/4 (2.50) which has a probability of 40%, while a bet on Jarrod Bowen to score for West Ham is priced at 11/4 (3.75) with a probability of 26.7%.

Hot tip – Draw

  • Three of Nottingham Forest's last five matches in all competitions have ended in draws after 90 minutes.
  • Three of West Ham's last six matches in league and cup have ended in stalemates.

Other tips

Nottingham Forest 1-1 West Ham

  • Forest's last three draws have each produced under 2.5 goals.
  • West Ham's last three draws have all ended with both teams scoring.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in five of Forest's last six outings.
  • Four of the last seven encounters between these two clubs have ended with both teams scoring.
elanga player to watch
Nottingham Forest's Anthony Elanga celebrates after scoring against West Ham- Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Anthony Elanga

Nottingham Forest's 21-year-old winger can frustrate at times with his end product but the Swede has still been one of the club's best players this season.

Elanga offers goals and assists

Elanga has chipped in with five goals and six assists in the Premier League this season, scoring in Forest's lat game against Newcastle which ended in a 3-2 defeat.


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