Predicted Lineups: Prediction, Lineups and Odds for the Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Match

Arlo Gibbons


English Premier League fans are in for a nail-biting finish this season. With only three matchdays left, the relegation battle is just as intense as the race for the top four. The upcoming match between Nottingham Forest and Southampton on Monday, May 8th, is especially important as it involves two clubs in the relegation zone fighting to stay in the Premier League.

Nottingham Forest is currently at 30 points, tied with fellow relegation contenders Leicester City and Leeds. However, their poor goal difference puts them in the last relegation spot. Conversely, Southampton occupies the last position on the Premier League table, with just 24 points, making their relegation inevitable.

The odds are slightly in favor of Nottingham Forest, with moneyline odds of +115. However, given their record this season, the match could go either way. Nottingham’s record against the bottom five is decent, boasting three wins, two draws, and two losses.

One of Nottingham’s victories came against Southampton in January, wherein they triumphed 1-0. Furthermore, their 6-6-5 record at home in the Premier League this season indicates a victory for the home team.

Southampton, on the other hand, has the odds against them at +240. Their season-long struggles might affect their chances of getting anything from this game. They are currently the favorites to get relegated at -5000 odds, with Nottingham Forest following closely at -120.

In terms of goal-scoring, bookmakers expect this game to be low-scoring, with under 2.5 total goals predicted. The odds of it staying below this goal threshold are at -125. However, if bettors feel that either team could create some magic and score, the over option provides better odds at even money (+100).

Additionally, bookmakers expect both teams to stay blank on Monday, offering even money odds for no BTTS (both teams to score).

Fans of either side will be hoping that their star players – Brennan Johnson for Nottingham Forest and Mohammed Salisu for Southampton – can play on Monday. Johnson is nursing a minor injury that might keep him out of the game. His presence may provide Nottingham with a much-needed boost.

All in all, Monday’s game is expected to be an exciting one, with both teams eager to secure a vital victory. The winner of this match takes a massive step towards staying up next season. However, the loser will likely get relegated to the Championship. So, brace yourself for an intense relegation battle.


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