West Ham will play away against Nottingham Forest in the second round of the Premier League. The match will take place on August 14, starting at 13:00 GMT.
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Premier League 2022-23
|Nottingham Forest||vs||West Ham|
Newly promoted Nottingham Forest endured a disappointing start to their Premier League season as they were defeated (0-2) by Newcastle United over the weekend.
Forest’s trip to their first game in the English top flight was akin to being at the very bottom, at least in terms of atmosphere.
Newcastle demonstrated a dominant game, and the game of Fabian Shar brought them a well-deserved advantage in the 58th minute. Callum Wilson joined the group with a neat finish so that the result would not be in doubt with Eddie Howe’s people. Forest hasn’t been able to land a single shot on goal and is hoping to do better this weekend.
West Ham United face reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the first leg of the new campaign. Erling Haaland took the opportunity to announce his arrival in England’s top flight with a spectacular performance which saw him win the double.
David Moyes et al will face more modest opposition in Forest on Sunday. “West Ham have been a mainstay in the Premier League and will try to forget the defeat by using ballsy games.
West Ham United lost only one of their eight Premier League encounters with Nottingham Forest between 1994 and 1999. They won four and drew three.
This will be Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League home game in 23 years. In May 1999 they beat Leicester City 1-0 in their last match in the English Premier League.
The last time West Ham faced Nottingham Forest was in 2014 in an FA Cup match at the City Ground. In that match, Nottingham Foresh defeated 5-0.
|Nottingham Forest win 4.40||Draw 3.75||West Ham win 1.88|
Last weekend, Nottingham Forest lost to Newcastle United. West Ham United suffered the same fate, albeit against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
The away side is a much more experienced team than Forest at this level and will most likely take home their first three points of the new season.
Prediction for this match: both teams to score + total over 2.5.
- Result – West Ham United.
- Both teams to score.
- Total over 2.5.