Liverpool vs Nottingham ForestEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Oct 29, 2023, Anfield
Liverpool will be aiming to maintain the pressure on the frontrunners as they welcome Nottingham Forest to Anfield on Sunday. The Reds have a 100% record on home soil across all competitions a d should be too strong for Forest, who have been out of sorts lately.
Liverpool appear to have put last season’s problems behind them and are playing like genuine title contenders at the moment. Their only defeat across all competitions so far was the contentious result at Tottenham Hotspur and they are just three points off the pace on the standings.
The Reds picked up a 2-0 victory in the Merseyside derby last time out with Mohamed Salah netting a brace. Jurgen Klopp’s men followed that up by easing to a 5-1 victory over French side Toulouse in the Europa League on Thursday.
That result extends Liverpool’s 100% record at Anfield as they have won their last eight home matches across all competitions. However, they tend to have the odd lapse of concentration at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in their last five Premier League matches.
Nottingham Forest appear to be gearing up for a difficult campaign as they have picked up just two wins from nine matches so far. They are currently in the bottom half of the table, six points above the relegation zone.
Forest head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 2-2 draw with Luton Town in their previous Premier League fixture. They led for much of the second half thanks to a Chris Wood brace but somehow capitulated late in the encounter.
Results like that have been the major problem for Nottingham Forest this season as they have now drawn four of their last five Premier League matches. However, only one of those draws have come on the road as Steve Cooper’s men have lost three of their last five away matches.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Liverpool as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 2/7 with Betfred. An unlikely victory for Nottingham Forest is valued at 10/2 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 5/1 by BetVictor.
Head to head
Liverpool have a 42-20 advantage with 23 draws from 85 previous matches against Nottingham Forest. The Reds claimed a 3-2 victory in last season’s meeting at Anfield.
Players to watch
Mohamed Salah has seven Premier League goals for Liverpool this season and is priced at 10/11 by bet365 to find the net on Sunday. Striker Darwin Nunez was on target in the Europa League and could also be worth keeping an eye on at 11/10 with bet365.
With Taiwo Awoniy still sidelined with injury, Chris Wood will be the one to watch on Sunday. The striker stepped up with a brace last time out and is priced at 5/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
The last meeting between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest produced over 3.5 goals and a repeat is priced at 11/10 with Paddy Power. Liverpool are expected to be dominant on Sunday and could be tipped to win both halves at 13/8 with Paddy Power.
This English Premier League match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest will be played on Oct 29, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.