Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

Make sure you get to this game early as the last time they met back on December 2nd the first 45 minutes had two red cards, two penalty saves and a goal. This could be a cracker then on Friday evening (19.45). Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Newcastle dropped from the top of the table on Boxing Day as they went down to a 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. They dominated possession and had chances in the game but could find no way past the inspired Owls keeper Kieran Westwood.

It was another defeat for Forest last time despite taking the lead in the game with Huddersfield through a Hideberto Pereira chip and ended up going down 2-1.

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Newcastle United Preview

Defeat last time out put an end to a run of three straight successive defeats. It was the third defeat in six games which represents something of a stumble for the Magpies. Two of these three defeats have come at home which should give Forest some hope.

Goals are a feature of Newcastle games with the best-ranked home attack in the division and just the 13th best-ranked home defence.

Dwight Gayle is the main man for Newcastle with 13 goals in his last 12 games and he will fancy his chances of adding to that tally against a weak Forest defence.

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Nottingham Forest Preview

The loss to Huddersfield last time out means it is three defeats and one draw from their last four games from an out of sorts Forest. The last win was against Newcastle at the City Ground on December 2nd.

Away from home, the East Midlands side have a poor record against teams in the top eight with five defeats from their five away games going down 12-2 on aggregate.

Goals tend to be a feature of Forest away games with nine of 12 going over 2.5 and the last three featuring a total of 12 goals.

 

Newcastle United Team News

The suspended Jonjo Shelvey still has three games to sit out while Jesus Gamez (broken collarbone) and Rolando Aarons (broken toe) are also absent.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Britt Assombalonga could be in line for a start after coming off the bench last time out. Michael Mancienne will miss the game through suspension. Henri Lansbury (hamstring) is the main miss of a deep injury list that also features Damien Perquis (broken jaw), Dani Pinillos (knee), Matt Fryatt (Achilles), Armand Traore (knee), Chris Cohen (groin) and Daniel Fox (unknown).

 

Betting Preview and Tips

Newcastle are very short favourites for the game and deservedly so and they should bounce back to form against a poor Forest side although the prices are a little short.

Look to enhance the odds on a Newcastle win by combining the price with a couple of differing options. Firstly, look at Newcastle to win and the game to have over 2.5 goals which has happened in six of their seven home victories this season. Secondly, Dwight Gayle is the main man when it comes to goals for the Magpies and when he score they tend to come in pairs or trios.  Gayle has netted two or more in six games this season and looks worth play to do the same here against a weak Forest defence.

Newcastle to win and over 2.5 goals

Dwight Gayle to score 2 or more goals

 

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Newcastle United

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

0

Draw

3

Lost

7
D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Braga Team Logo Braga

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D H

07-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 11 - 10

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Karl Darlow 190 79
2 CD Ciaran Clark 185 76
3 LB Paul Dummett 183 65
6 RB Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
22 CD DeAndre Yedlin 172 73
9 AM Dwight Gayle 177 73
4 RM Jack Colback 176 72
30 LM Christian Atsu 165 68
14 CM Isaac Hayden 185 79
11 CM Matt Ritchie 172 71
17 CF Ayoze Perez 178 72
No. Pos Player M kg
38 GK Vladimir Stojkovic 195 92
5 RB Matthew Mills 191 82
25 CD Jack Hobbs 191 84
41 CD Matty Cash 185 64
2 LB Eric Lichaj 180 79
11 CDM Ben Osborn 176 75
17 CDM Hildeberto Pereira - -
22 CM Pajtim Kasami 187 70
28 CM Thomas Lam 175 65
12 CM Nicolao Dumitru 184 76
14 CF Nicklas Bendtner 193 84