Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Nottingham Forest vs Southampton - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Nottingham Forest vs Southampton, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest vs Southampton.

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Match Details:

League: Premier League

Venue: The City Ground, Nottinghamshire

Time: 9th May, 12:30 am

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Preview:

It’s the battle to avoid relegation at the City Ground as Nottingham Forest host bottom side Southampton on Monday night. Forest currently occupy one relegation spot as they sit 18th in the table, behind the likes of Leicester and Leeds on goal difference. Steve Cooper’s side have struggled for form – and despite holding on to a 1-0 lead until the 82nd minute against Brentford, they conceded two goals in the final 10 mins, eventually losing the game.  They now have just a single league win in their last 12 matches – the win however coming against the high-flying Seagulls. Forest’s home form has been a shining light though in this not-so bright season, having one of the best records at home among the bottom half teams, let alone their relegation rivals. Steve Cooper’s side post Southampton still have to face the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, thus a result against the Saints will be on top of the priority list. West Ham’s victory over Manchester United now means any two of Leicester, Leeds, Forest and Everton will battle to avoid relegation – assuming Southampton are down and out.

Ruben Selles is yet not waving the white flag, with the Saints almost at the brisk of relegation. Sitting bottom of the table, 5 points adrift of 19th placed Everton and 6 points off Forest, it wouldn’t be hard to argue that Southampton’s relegation is all but confirmed with just 4 games left in the campaign. Despite not having won any of their last 9 league games, they have taken a point each off the big guns – Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal during this time. The Saints aren’t the worst travelers, although the home form of their opponents today might negate any optimism of a positive result. Forest however, have some injury concerns at their sight which could line the perfect opportunity for Ruben Selles’ men to seek revenge for the 1-0 loss in the reverse fixture earlier this season at St. Mary’s.

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Prediction:

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Southampton


Nottingham Forest and Southampton Key Stats:

Goals:

Nottingham Forest: B Johnson (8), T Awoniyi, M Gibbs-White (4), C Wood (3)

Southampton: J Ward-Prowse (7), Che Adams (5), C Alcaraz (3)

Assists: 

Nottingham Forest: M Gibbs-White (6), B Johnson, E Dennis, R Yates (2)

Southampton: Che Adams (3), J Ward-Prowse, R Perraud, A Bella-Kotchap, M Djenepo (2)

Tackles:

Nottingham Forest: PN Williams (72), S Aurier (53), J Worrall, R Lodi (43)

Southampton: J Ward-Prowse (58), K Walker-Peters, R Perraud (54), R Lavia (52)

Interceptions:

Nottingham Forest: N Williams (33), R Freuler (29), Felipe (28)

Southampton: J Ward-Prowse (48), A Bella-Kotchap (44), J Bednarek (40)

Chances Created:

Nottingham Forest: M Gibbs-White (60), B Johnson (27), N Williams (15)

Southampton: J Ward-Prowse (66), Che Adams (24), M Elyounoussi (18)


Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Lineups:

Nottingham Forest: Navas; Felipe, Worrall, Niakhate; Aurier, Freuler, Mangala, Lodi; Gibbs-White, Johnson; Awoniyi

Southampton: McCarthy; Lyanco, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Walker-Peters; Lavia, Ward-Prowse; S. Armstrong, Alcaraz, Sulemana; Adams

Unavailable Players:

Nottingham Forest: C Wood, Danilo, D Henderson, G Biancone, N Williams, G Scarpa, J Shelvey, J Colback

Southampton: J Larios, M Salisu, R Perraud, V Livramento


Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Fantasy Combination:

Gk: G Bazunu

Def: S Aurier, R Lodi, M Niakhate, J Worrall

Mid: M Gibbs-White (vC), J Ward-Prowse, S Armstrong

Fwd: T Awoniyi, B Johnson (C), C Adams

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Captaincy Picks:

B Johnson, M Gibbs-White, J Ward-Prowse

Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Grand League Picks:

T Awoniyi, C Adams, R Lodi