Premier League Preview: Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Nov 5)
- Nottingham Forest have dropped to 16th in the standings after failing to win in five
- Aston Villa could move into the Champions League spots with victory at the City Ground
Aston Villa’s strong start to the Premier League season has left them on the cusp of moving into the Champions League spots. The Villa could move into the top four on Sunday, if they are able to claim victory at Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: City Ground, Nottingham, England
- How To Watch: NBC
It can’t be understated how good of a job Unai Emery has done since arriving at Aston Villa. When the Spaniard took over at the club, they were languishing toward the bottom of the standings, but this weekend, they could move into the top four. Villa come into this fixture as one of the in-form sides in the Premier League after winning seven of their ten matches this term.
The club have won each of their previous two, which includes a professional display when landing success against Luton Town last weekend. Moussa Diaby was among the scorers in that win, as Villa landed a 20th win in the competition this year. In fact, only Man City have recorded more wins in the Premier League in 2023.
There will be pressure on Nottingham Forest coming into this home match, as they have dropped to 16th in the standings after winning just twice across their ten matches this term. Last weekend, they saw their sequence of three straight draws come to an end, as they were seamlessly beaten at Anfield by Liverpool. Despite their poor form, Forest remain five points above the drop zone.
Forest failed to beat their local rivals in two matches last season, and they haven’t recorded victory against the Villa since a 2-1 win at the City Ground during the 2016-17 Championship campaign. The odds will be stacked against them to change that trend this weekend.
Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa Prediction
Emery’s Villa come into this weekend in red-hot form after winning each of their previous two. Their dynamic attacking play could once again prove crucial this weekend, as we could see the traveling side running out as convincing winners at the City Ground.