Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest: prediction for the English Premier League match
Newcastle United finished in 11th place in the previous edition of the Premier League with 49 points from 13 wins and 10 draws. In the last match of the season, the Magpies prevailed over Burnley (2:1).
The club has a new owner and will be hoping to fight for European football in this season. Eddie Howe's men beat Atalanta (1:0) and Athletic (2:1) in the last two pre-season friendlies.
The hosts will be without Lewis, Shelvey, and Manquillo.
Nottingham Forest enjoyed a brilliant 2021-2022 season. The Tricky Trees secured 80 points from 46 games and were promoted to the Premier League after defeating Sheffield United and Huddersfield in the Championship playoffs. This is their first time in the top tier since 1999.
Steve Cooper's men drew against Valencia (1:1) in their last pre-season game. They will take to the field without Richards, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury.
Goals were scored in both halves in 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
The hosts have won 2 games in a row.
This bet won in 3 of the last 5 games of the hosts.
In the first Premier League game of the season, both teams will try to be careful on defense and earn points. No more than 2 goals were scored in 7 of the last 9 head-to-head matches, and we doubt there will be too many scoring chances tonight. Take the under.
Our prediction — total under 2.5 goals
Both teams are extremely motivated. The Tricky Trees are excited to be back and will definitely put up a fight, but Newcastle have home advantage and a stronger team. A draw would satisfy both sides.
Second bet — draw