Both Nottingham Forest and West Ham will be looking to bounce back from their opening days defeats when they lock horns at City Ground on Sunday evening. Newly promoted Nottingham Forest endured a disappointing start to their Premier League season as they suffered a 2-0 loss against Newcastle United, while West Ham had a mountain to climb on their opening day facing the champions Man City, who they lost 2-0 to. The Tricky Trees’ main target this season will be to survive the Premier League, and thus will be looking improve on their performances this weekend as they look bounce back. They face a formidable side though, and they will hope that their raucous home support will make a difference and help them avoid a second straight defeat as they host the Hammers. After another arguably impressive campaign for West Ham last season , where they finished seventh and made the semi-finals of the Europa League, David Moyes and co will be seeking to improve on those height this season. They were on the receiving end of Eirling Haaland’s announcement of his arrival to the Premier League last weekend, but they look to quickly put that behind them with an assertive performance against Steve Cooper's men.
Nottingham vs West Ham head to headBoth sides have met in 17 encounters since 1994 with West Ham Claiming 10 victories, while Nottingham have claimed three victories and there have been four draws.
- Nottingham 5-0 West Ham 05/01/14
- West Ham 2-1 Nottingham 21/01/12
- Nottingham 1-4 West Ham 28/08/11
- West Ham 3-2 Nottingham 30/01/11
- West Ham 3-2 Nottingham 26/12/04
- Newcastle 2-0 Nottingham
- Nottingham 1-1 Valencia
- Union Berlin 1-0 Nottingham
- Nottingham 3-1 Hertha
- Barnsley 0-0 Nottingham
- West Ham 0-2 Man City
- Lens 0-0 West Ham
- Luton 1-1 West Ham
- Rangers 3-1 West Ham
- Reading 1-1 West Ham
Nottingham team newsNottingham Forest have no injury concerns ahead of the clash, although Ryan Yates is doubt.
West Ham team newsWest Ham have no injury issues ahead of the Sunday’s clash.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (2, X)
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5