Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City Match Analysis & Prediction
14/01/2023 6:00 pm
After securing their spot in the EFL Cup semi-finals, Nottingham Forest return to Premier League action on Saturday, as Leicester City visit the City Ground.
While the hosts defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties in midweek after a 1-1 draw, the visitors were knocked out at the same stage by Newcastle United through a 2-0 scoreline.
Nottingham Forest have been afforded little time to celbrate their cup exploits as they return to the Premier League basement battle, but a 1-0 victory over Southampton through Taiwo Awoniyi’s winner last Wednesday put a bit more daylight between Forest and the drop zone.
Steve Cooper’s side enter the weekend’s round of fixtures in 15th place on 17 points, two points clear of Everton in the relegation zone, and recording three wins, one draw and two defeats from six post-World Cup matches certainly marks a mini turnaround in fortunes.
The Tricky Trees have now gone unbeaten in seven successive home matches across all competitions, during which time Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all failed to prevail.
Leicester City held out for an hour before Dan Burn finally broke the deadlock, and Joelinton made sure of the result 18 minutes from time to send the Foxes back to the King Power ruing what could have been, with Newcastle United progressing to the next stage of the EFL Cup.
Before travelling to Walsall in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Leicester now seek to end a three-game losing run in the Premier League, which leaves them in 13th place, just two points clear of the dotted line.
Leicester’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on December 30 represents the only time in their last nine Premier League matches that both teams have scored, and even then Wout Faes had to do the Reds’ dirty work for them, but travelling fans can take solace in the fact that the Foxes have impressively scored in each of their last 15 top-flight games away from home.
Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester City Head to head
In the previous 67 meetings between these two sides across all competitions, Nottingham Forest have claimed 28 victories while Leicester City have won 23, and they have drawn in 16. Leicester have scored 92 goals and conceded 116 in the process.
04/05/2013Nottingham Forest2Leicester City3Championship
09/11/2013Leicester City0Nottingham Forest2Championship
19/02/2014Nottingham Forest2Leicester City2Championship
06/02/2022Nottingham Forest4Leicester City1FA Cup
03/10/2022Leicester City4Nottingham Forest0Premier League
Nottingham Forest Team News
Moussa Niakhate, Jesse Lingard, Giulian Biancone, Cheikhou Kouyate and Omar Richards will miss out for Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Neco Williams could be back from a blow to the nose to play backup to Serge Aurier, while Gustavo Scarpa could earn his first Premier League start id Cooper decides not to risk Awoniyi.
Nottingham Forest's Last 5 Matches
27/12/2022Manchester United3Nottingham Forest0Premier League
01/01/2023Nottingham Forest1Chelsea1Premier League
04/01/2023Southampton0Nottingham Forest1Premier League
07/01/2023Blackpool4Nottingham Forest1FA Cup
11/01/2023Nottingham Forest(P)1Wolverhampton Wanderers1EFL Cup
Leicester City Team News
Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Ryan Bertrand, James Justin, James Maddison, Boubakary Soumare and Dennis Praet are all set to miss out for Leicester City.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hal is battling to recover from a glute injury in time to make the trip, but may fit among the replacements, allowing Ayoze Perez to keep his spot in the XI.
Leicester City's Last 5 Matches
26/12/2022Leicester City0Newcastle United3Premier League
30/12/2022Liverpool2Leicester City1Premier League
03/01/2023Leicester City0Fulham1Premier League
07/01/2023Gillingham0Leicester City1FA Cup
10/01/2023Newcastle United2Leicester City0EFL Cup
Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester City: Odds and Predictions
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