2022-23 Premier League: Week 14 – Nottingham Forest vs Brentford

Nottingham Forest continue their fight for Premier League survival against Brentford at the City Ground.

Victory would see Forest move off the foot of the table if Wolves fail to win elsewhere, whilst Brentford can go ninth with a win until Sunday afternoon.


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Giulian Biancone is ruled out for Nottingham Forest until end of season after he suffered a serious knee injury.

Jack Colback (back), Harry Toffolo (hamstring), Moussa Niakhate (thigh) and Omar Richards (leg) remain absent.

Brentford will be without Ivan Toney because the striker is suspended after he collected his fifth booking of season in their 1-1 draw against Wolves last weekend.

Mathias Jensen (leg) and Christian Norgaard (Achilles) are doubts.

Thomas Stakosha, Aaron Hickey (both ankle), Charlie Goode (knee) and Pontus Jansson (hamstring) remain absent.


Stat Attack

  • This is Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League meeting against Brentford, although they have lost just one of their last five meetings against the Bees (W3, D1, L1).
  • Brentford have won five of their last seven visits to Forest (W5, L2).
  • Brentford’s Ivan Toney has scored in his last two appearances against Forest (W2).
  • Forest have scored in five of their six home matches this season, only failing to do so in a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham in late August.
  • Brentford are winless in six away matches this season (D3, L3), in which they failed to score on just two occasions.



Currently sat rock-bottom and coming into this match off the back of a demoralising thrashing at Arsenal, Forest now need to reset because they did defend well in the first-half in North London yet were just totally outclassed in the end amidst terrible marking and some decent attacks.

Brentford meanwhile should feel like they dropped two points last weekend against Wolves because they were wasteful up front, but crucially failed to show defensive awareness in marking players around the box which ultimately cost them a win but a draw is better than a defeat though.

This game though feels properly difficult to predict because Forest are strong at scoring goals at home despite their defensive issues, whilst Brentford have a poor away record this season despite finding the net in four of six away trips and are missing Toney here.

In fact, I going to say that whoever scores the opening goal will win this otherwise this could well be a draw.

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-0 Brentford

Result: Nottingham Forest 2-2 Brentford

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