Premier League Preview: Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Prediction, Preview, and Odds (May 8)
- Nottingham Forest looking for an important home win to move out of the bottom three
- Southampton must claim victory in their bid to avoid the drop
Two of the Premier League’s bottom three will be in action on Monday, with Southampton facing a must-win game on the road against Nottingham Forest. The hosts will also be looking for maximum points, with a victory likely being enough to lift them out of the bottom three.
How To Watch
- When: Monday, May 8, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: City Ground, Nottingham
- How To Watch: NBC
A huge match at the bottom of the Premier League standings takes place on Monday, with Nottingham Forest and Southampton both chasing maximum points in their battle to avoid the drop. Forest will have the home advantage this week, and a victory could be enough to move them out of the bottom three spots in the Premier League.
The team from the East Midlands landed a victory in their previous home game against Brighton, but they were beaten 2-1 on the road by Brentford last weekend. Forest has recorded just one away win this season, with that coming in the reverse against the Saints. However, it is worth noting that Forest is winless in their previous 12 Premier League matches played on a Monday.
It has been a season to forget for the Saints, as they already appear condemned to the drop this term. Southampton comes into this fixture sitting bottom of the standings, and they remain six points from safety with just four games remaining. The Saints also come into this showdown having lost five of their last six matches.
Like Forest, the Saints have a poor record in Monday fixtures, as they have lost their previous three. However, they haven’t lost more consecutively on the day since losing six between April 2000 and April 2002. Southampton landed a 3-0 win on their previous visit to the City Ground, with that 3-0 win coming in January 2012 in the Championship.
Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Prediction
Forest’s home record is likely the factor that could keep them in the Premier League. However, we could see a potential upset on Monday, as we will be siding with the Saints, who are capable of a big performance on the road.