Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/05/2023

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

Our Predictions & Betting Tips for Nottingham Forest vs Southampton

Here are our Premier League predictions for a huge game at the bottom of the table. Nottingham Forest will be looking to use their home advantage this weekend to pick up a home win against bottom-of-the-table Southampton. A win for the visitors would take them to within 3pts of their hosts, so the Saints will feel like this is a ‘must-win' match on Monday night.

Nottingham Forest to Win

Our Nottingham Forest vs Southampton prediction regards the full-time result. Forest won their last home game against Brighton 3-1 and have already beaten the Saints on the road this season, so you can see why we've backed Cooper's men to come out on top this Monday. Forest have been at their best at home and go up against a Southampton side that have lost five of their last six league games.

Brennan Johnson to Score

Our second Nottingham Forest vs Southampton prediction delves into the Anytime Goalscorer market. Welsh international, Brennan Johnson top scores for Nottingham Forest this season with 8-goals and has been their talisman this season, keeping the club's survival hopes alive. The 21-year-old is due a goal this week as he hasn't found the back of the net in any of his last six league games since scoring in a 1-1 draw with Wolves. If anyone is going to be the hero against Southampton on Monday then Johnson would be our pick.

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Odds

Head to Head

04/01/23

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

1

Last Five - Nottm Forest

02/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Liverpool

Liverpool

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

0

L

28/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Man Utd

Man Utd

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

0

L

24/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

4

2

L

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

Last Five - Southampton

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Southampton

Southampton

3

4

W

28/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Liverpool

Liverpool

Southampton

Southampton

3

0

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

2

W

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

Nottingham Forest odds: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.5%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%

Southampton odds: 51/20 (3.55) – 28.2%

*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%.

Nottingham Forest are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 46.5%, and we can't really argue with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on Modnay's match, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back Both Teams to Score in this game at 13/15 (1.87) with a probability of 53.6%, but a bet on BTTS-No has odds of 21/20 (2.05) but the probability is lower at 48.8%.

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Lineups

Nottingham Forest

Forest came unstuck against Brentford last time out and Cooper will be hoping that the dropped points don't come back to haunt his team. Danilo fired Forest in front in first-half stoppage-time and it wasn't until the 82nd-minute that the Bees equalised which would have been bad enough if Dasilva hadn't scored Brentford's winner in stoppage-time. Monday's hosts still have huge injury issues this week with Biancone, Henderson, Wood, McKenna, Boly, Scarpa, Colbeck, Shelvey, Danilo, Johnson, Richards, and Williams all doubts for Monday's match.

Predicted Lineup – Navas (GK), Aurier, Felipe, Niakhaté, Worrall, Lodi, Mangala, Gibbs-White, Danilo, Awoniyi & Johnson 

Southampton

Southampton took an unexpected lead away at Newcastle in their last game, Stuart Armstrong giving the visitors a 1-0 lead at the interval. However, this turned out to be a false dawn for the Saints as Newcastle scored three times in the second forty-five to win the game 3-1. {erraud, Onuachu, Salisu, Livramento and Larios could all miss the trip to the Midlands due to injury.

Predicted Lineup – McCarthy (GK), Bednarek, Lyanco, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Alcaraz, Sulemana & Lavia

Starting Lineups

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest
3-4-2-1
12
Keylor Navas
cr
24
Serge Aurier
ci
5
Orel Mangala
be
20
Brennan Johnson
gb
Substitutes
23
Remo Freuler
ch
13
Wayne Hennessey
gb
30
Willy Boly
ci
34
Andre Morgan Rami Ayew
gh
8
Cheikhou Kouyate
sn

Southampton

Southampton
4-2-3-1
1
Alex McCarthy
gb
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
37
Armel Bella-Kotchap
de
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
8
James Ward Prowse
gb
45
Romeo Lavia
be
32
Theo Walcott
gb
22
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
10
Che Adams
gb
Substitutes
25
Lyanco
rs
23
Samuel Edozie
gb
18
Sekou Mara
fr
20
Kamaldeen Sulemana
gh
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
no
6
Duje Caleta-Car
hr
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
12
Paul Onuachu
ng
9
Adam Armstrong
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Morgan Gibbs-White

Nottingham Forest's 23-year-old playmaker might have cost them a lot of money but he has been one of their best players this season, providing assists and a few goals.

The former Wolves man has netted 4-goals in the Premier League this season, creating six for his teammates, and Cooper is going to need Gibbs-White to be on form this Monday in what feels like a must-win game for both sides.

Neither side can claim to have the best defensive record this season and we expect Monday's match to be end-to-end throughout the 90-minutes. Gibbs-White is crucial to how Forest attacks and we expect the playmaker to have a good game against Southampton's poor defence, guiding his team to a massive victory in the context of the season.

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton – Q&A

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  • Who is the favourite to win? – Nottingham Forest are the clear favourite to win.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Southampton 0-1 Nottingham Forest.
  • What time is kick-off? – 20:00 GMT, 21:00 CET.

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James Kelbrick

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.