Nottingham Forest (5-6-12) vs. Newcastle United (10-3-10)
Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United are set to face off on Saturday in an English Premier League match at The City Ground. This EPL clash, which will be televised on NBC at 12:30 PM ET, features a Nottingham Forest club trying to climb out of the relegation zone against a Newcastle side pushing for European competition next season. With both teams needing points, expect an intense battle. The best online casino offers valuable insight and tips for the bettors.
Nottingham Forest boasts a solid attack led by forwards Chris Wood and Taiwo Awoniyi. Wood has accounted for a team-high 8 goals while Awoniyi has added 5 more. Their scoring prowess gives Nottingham Forest a chance to exploit a Newcastle defense that has allowed 14 goals over their last 5 road games.
For Newcastle, Attackers Callum Wilson and Anthony Gordon pace an offense that has produced 10 goals over their past 4 matches. That offensive firepower poses a stiff test for a Nottingham Forest defense that has given up 28 total goals on the season. The Nottingham back line will need to be disciplined to slow down Newcastle’s talented scorers.
Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United Game Info
|Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 12:30 PM ET
|The City Ground
Matt Turner GK vs. Nick Pope GK
Matt Turner has started 17 matches this season, committing 0 fouls while suffering 3. He has received 1 yellow card and made 56 saves compared to 28 goals allowed. With a modest 2 clean sheets in 17 starts, Turner faces an in-form Newcastle attack that has scored in 4 straight games. He will need to come up big for Nottingham Forest to get a result.
Nick Pope has started 14 matches, committing no fouls while suffering 2. He has no cards and has delivered 6 clean sheets while allowing 14 goals against. Pope’s 41 saves and sterling 0.70 goals against average gives Newcastle an advantage over a Nottingham Forest attack led by 8-goal scorer Chris Wood. His stellar play boosts Newcastle’s chances of slowing down the Nottingham scorers.
Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United -125, Total Odds: 2.75
The current betting odds highlight Newcastle United as the favorites with a -125 moneyline and a total of 2.75 for the game. These odds suggest an expectation of a moderately high-scoring affair, with Newcastle slightly preferred to come out on top. Bettors looking into this game should consider these odds reflective of both teams’ recent performances and scoring abilities.
Nottingham Forest Betting Trends
Nottingham Forest is 2-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread (ATS) over their last 5 matches. In their 11 home games this season, they are 8-4 ATS. The over has hit in just 2 of Nottingham Forest’s previous 5 outings. However, the over has hit in 6 of their last 11 contests at The City Ground.
Newcastle United Betting Trends
Newcastle enters this match having gone 1-2 straight up and 3-2 ATS over their last 5 overall. In their 3 away matches this season, Newcastle is 2-1 ATS. The under has hit in 4 of Newcastle’s previous 5 games. Meanwhile, the over has hit in only 2 of Newcastle’s last 3 road matches.
Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United 2/10/24 Betting Picks
Considering the detailed analysis and betting trends, this match is poised to be a closely contested affair with potential for excitement. The offensive capabilities of both teams, coupled with their recent betting trends, suggest that the game could lean slightly towards a higher scoring outcome than the odds suggest.
Given both teams’ dynamics, a narrow victory for Newcastle United seems plausible, yet Nottingham Forest’s home advantage and offensive threats could upset the odds. Therefore, a balanced approach in EPL betting picks would be to anticipate a competitive match with value in backing the over on the total points.
This prediction leans on Newcastle’s slightly superior form and offensive quality to edge out a victory in what promises to be an enthralling encounter.