Premier League – Match-day 10 Sees Nottingham Forest take on Aston Villa
The City Ground sees Monday action as Forest take on Villa – 8:00pm GMT.
Currently sitting in fourteenth place, Villa will travel to Forest, who are six places lower in the League and sit in twentieth place.
Struggling Nottingham Forest, welcome fancied their opponents this Monday
Forest come to this match on the back of a 4-0 away win against Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
Also, when you suffer five defeats in the last five fixtures, it should come as no surprise that your team is very much struggling at the bottom of the League. But that is the situation that Forest find themselves in. Their position is twentieth in the League and they have four points, that is, 1W, 6L and 1D having won one game, drawn one game, and lost six matches.
Forest have won one game and lost three matches of their four League matches at home this season.
Winning this fixture will see Nottingham Forest on 7 points.
Forest are missing two players through injury or illness. This will affect Steve Cooper’s selection choices significantly.
Aston Villa go into this fixture with eight points secured
Following a 0-0 draw against Leeds United, Villa will be hoping for more.
Also, suffering four losses in eight fixtures is a terrible run of form for any club, Steven Gerrard’s Villa will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With eight points (2W, 4L and 2D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won two fixtures, drawn two matches, and lost four games.
Villa have drawn one game and lost three games of their four League matches on the road this season.
Aston Villa will have 11 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Steven Gerrard will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of six of his Villa players.
Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels both teams have previously faced each other 15 times with the result being six wins and seven draws for Forest. Also, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on six occasions out of the last 10 fixtures, resulting in draws. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2019 and the score line ended up with a 1-3 away win for Aston Villa.
Players to watch
For Forest, Taiwo Awoniyi is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in eight League matches this campaign, while Douglas Luiz is one of the top performing players after having scoredone goal in eight League games this Premier League Season for Villa.
Other standout players for Forest are Taiwo Awoniyi and Brennan Johnson with two goals each and for Villa are Douglas Luiz and Danny Ings with one goals both.