2022-23 Premier League: Week Eight – Leicester vs Nottingham Forest

Leicester City welcome Nottingham Forest to King Power Stadium in a huge East Midlands derby in Monday Night Football. 

Victory would see Leicester climb off the foot of the table, whereas a win would see Forest climb out of the relegation zone and drop Crystal Palace into the bottom three.


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Wilfried Ndidi is set to be available for Leicester despite suffering a hamstring injury whilst on international duty for Nigeria.

Dennis Praet (foot) and Patson Daka (illness) both could return but Ryan Bertrand (knee) and Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) both remain absent.

Forest could be without Emmanuel Dennis as he battles to recover from a knock, whilst Joe Worrall (nose), Morgan Gibbs-White (foot) and Scott McKenna (knee) are also doubtful.

Orel Mangala (hamstring), Moussa Niakhate (thigh) and Omar Richards (leg) remain absent.


Stat Attack

  • Leicester have won just one of six previous Premier League meetings against Nottingham Forest (W1, D2, L3).
  • Forest have lost just one of three previous Premier League visits to Leicester (W1, D1, L1).
  • This is the first top-flight clash between Leicester and Forest to be held at King Power Stadium.
  • Only one of James Maddison’s three goals for Leicester this season were scored at home.
  • Forest have scored just one goal and conceded nine goals in three away Premier League matches this season (D1, L2).



Having avoided the sack during the international break, Brendan Rogers now need to get his Foxes firing and build on a positive first-half display at Tottenham last time out, where they showed excellent intensity but just defensively imploded so I hope to see defensive improvement here.

Forest meanwhile displayed excellent attacking intent against Fulham with clinical finishing and spirit, yet a sloppy dip in defensive focus and lack of immediate reaction to conceding proved costly, but they now need to build upon the positives and just cut out their mistakes in defence.

Now if both teams can continue to deliver their strong attacking ability but cut out on sloppy play at the back, I can see a cracking thriller but a draw might be a fair outcome.

Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Result: Leicester City 4-0 Nottingham Forest

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