Premier League – Nottingham Forest to face Brentford on Match-day 15
Saturday’s clash between Forest and Brentford, sees twentieth take on eleventh in the League.
Nottingham Forest to host Brentford Amid Relegation Battle
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Steve Cooper will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Arsenal 5-0 and Liverpool 1-0
Also, getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Steve Cooper’s men know that seven losses in 10 games is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. Their position is twentieth in the League and they have nine points, that is, 2W, 8L and 3D having won two meetings, drawn three matches, and lost eight games.
When Forest host Brentford, they will do so on the back of two victories, one dart, and three defeat on their own ground.
Victory for Nottingham Forest would take their points tally to 12 so far this season.
Going into Saturday’s game, Steve Cooper without five of his players, due to illness or injury.
Brentford have so far accrued 15 points in this season of the Premier League
Whilst a disappointing 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last game, is not the worst result they could have experienced, Brentford will be keen to improve the result in this fixture.
Also, with five draws in 10 meetings, Manager Thomas Frank has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With 15 points (3W, 4L and 6D), they are established in eleventh position in the League having won three matches, drawn six fixtures, and lost four games.
Brentford have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having drawn three meetings and lost three meetings of their six League matches away from home this season.
Brentford will have 18 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
It is likely that seven key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Thomas Frank and his Brentford team.
Nottingham Forest v Brentford – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Brentford with a greater number of wins. In the last 19 meetings, they have enjoyed nine wins, to Forest’s seven victories. Further, Brentford have left Forest with a win on eight out of 14 matches. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Other standout players for Forest are Taiwo Awoniyi and Brennan Johnson with three goals both and for Brentford are Ivan Toney and Pelenda Da Silva with eight goals each.