The football match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, two teams with very different season goals, will occur on Saturday at Villa Park. We can guarantee the Villans will play aggressively against the Reds while pursuing a Champions League spot. On the home side, Ollie Watkins should be watched since he scored twice in the 2-1 victory against Fulham. Unfortunately, Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Ezri Konsa, Jhon Duran, and Diego Carlos are all injured.

But Forest badly needed a victory against West Ham, and they got one, giving the squad much-needed confidence. However, the warriors of Nuno Espirito Santo are not up to the task of ruining Aston Villa’s celebration at Villa Park, as they are not seen as excellent travelers. Gonzalo Montiel and Chris Wood are the only players expected to be off the visiting squad.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Aston Villa to win: ⚽1.55 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.71 at 1xbet
Watkins to score: ✅1.78 at Sportybet

Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest: Previous Games 

In this season’s meetings with Villa, Nottingham Forest ended a winless streak of six games. Last November, at The City Ground, the Reds won 2-0.

When playing at home, Aston Villa is undefeated. Against Nottingham Forest, the Lions have gone 26–9 in their past 44 home games.

Three previous head-to-head meetings between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest did not include three or more goals.

Probable Aston Villa Lineup

Martinez; Cash, Torres, Lenglet, Moreno;  Tielemans, Luiz;  Bailey, McGinn, Ramsey;  Watkins

Probable Nottingham Forest Lineup

Sels;  Williams, Monteiro, Murillo, Tavares;  Dominguez, Danilo;  Elanga, Gibbs-White, Odol;  Awoniyi

Betting tips: Aston Villa x Nottingham Forest

Check out our predictions of the day for Aston Villa vs. Nottingham Forest

Prediction 1: Aston Villa x Nottingham Forest / Aston Villa to win

Despite a decline in their home record over the last several weeks, Aston Villa remains the clear favorite to win the match. Even if Nottingham Forest has a knack for surprising opponents on the road, Unai Emery’s squad can only afford to make the most mistakes if they want to be in the Champions League next year.

Prediction 2: Aston Villa x  Nottingham Forest / Over 2.5 goals

We forecast that the match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest will feature more than 2.5 goals, and let us explain why. There were three or more goals in each of Aston Villa’s past four games, and there were three or more goals in 75% of home matches in the English Premier League. Forest has scored an average of 3.04 goals per game this season.

Prediction 3: Aston Villa x Nottingham Forest / Watkins to score

Among Aston Villa’s scorers this season, Watkins ranks first with thirteen goals in the league. Last time out, Aston Villa defeated Fulham 2-1, with goals from Watkins. We believe he will be scoring again in this tie.