Southampton vs Nottingham Forest – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 3, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Southampton welcome Nottingham Forest for a clash in the Premier League at St. Mary’s Stadium this coming Wednesday. Sitting bottom of the table, Southampton have claimed 12 points after 17 rounds, while Nottingham Forest have amassed 14 points. This places the latter as number 18 in the Premier League at the moment.

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest Stats

  • In 13 of the last 14 home matches Southampton played, both teams scored
  • Southampton have scored in 29 of the last 31 home matches
  • Southampton have conceded in the last 14 home matches in a row
  • Southampton have conceded in 20 of the last 22 matches
  • In the last 6 matches in a row Southampton played, both teams scored
  • Nottingham Forest have conceded in 14 of the last 16 away matches
  • In 6 of the last 7 Nottingham Forest away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Nottingham Forest have not won 9 of the last 11 away matches
  • In 5 of the last 6 Nottingham Forest matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Nottingham Forest have conceded in the last 6 matches in a row

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest Lineups

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest Preview

In their last three matches, Southampton won 2-1 against Lincoln City, before losing 1-3 against Brighton and 2-1 to Fulham. Southampton just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six Premier League matches at the St. Mary’s Stadium. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored seven and conceded 12 goals. Southampton managed nine goals at St. Mary’s Stadium so far, while conceding 15. This ranks them among the three lowest-scoring home teams in the Premier League this season.

Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest added four points to their account in their previous three matches, starting off by beating Blackburn 1-4. A 3-0 defeat against Manchester United followed, before sharing the points with Chelsea in a 1-1 draw. Nottingham Forest came through their last six away games in the Premier League without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew one and lost five in which, they were outscored by 19 goals to zero. No team won fewer matches away from home than Nottingham Forest did so far in the Premier League this season. A total of zero matches were won on their travels.

Southampton vs Nottingham Forest H2H

This is the first time Southampton squares up against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League in the 21st century, thus both face a whole new experience of coming up against an unknown opponent. Southampton picked up two wins in their previous four matches against Nottingham Forest, while the latter claimed two wins in these, with the remaining finishing a draw. The bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 3.50.

Current Premier League Standings

Full Time Betting

Southampton won three of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at St. Mary’s Stadium. They drew three and lost four as well, while Nottingham Forest won two of their last 10 games away. They drew one and lost seven. Both teams have been poor at keeping their opponents from scoring in recent matches. While Southampton managed to keep a clean sheet in zero of the games at St. Mary’s Stadium, Nottingham Forest kept their hosts from scoring in one of their last 10 away games.

Both Teams to Score

Having never met before in the Premier League in the 21st century, this is a first for both Southampton and Nottingham Forest. Any eventual head-to-head stats come from playing each other in the cup or friendlies.

Over/Under Tips

Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Southampton’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 1.6 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Nottingham Forest, who managed to score 1.5 times in those matches.

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Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.