Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur 12-15-23 EPL Soccer Game Picks, and Predictions

Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur 12/15/23 EPL Soccer Game Picks, and Predictions

Nottingham Forest (3-5-8) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (9-3-4)


Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur 12/15/23 – In the upcoming Premier League clash, Nottingham Forest, holding a record of 3-5-8, faces off against Tottenham Hotspur, currently at 9-3-4. This highly anticipated match, scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2023, promises to deliver a thrilling encounter. As we delve into this analysis, we’ll provide premium insights into the teams’ standings, key players, and betting trends to guide soccer enthusiasts and bettors alike.


Nottingham Forest’s offensive line, led by Taiwo Awoniyi, Anthony Elanga and Chris Wood has demonstrated potential in spite of their team’s overall performance. Awoniyi led with 4 goals and 2 assists from 8 starts; Elanga provided three goals and as many assists in 10 starts while Wood has netted three goals from just four starts showing his effectiveness in the attacking third. Their challenge will come in breaking through Tottenham’s tough defense which has proven so resilient this season.


Tottenham Hotspur possess an intimidating offensive lineup. Son Heung-Min has been at the heart of Spurs’ attack with 10 goals and three assists from 16 starts, Dejan Kulusevski has contributed 4 goals and an assist while Cristian Romero – although more defensive in nature – has scored three times himself. Such powerful offensive unit poses a substantial threat to Nottingham Forest’s defense; thus it must remain at its best in order to cope with such pressure.


Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur 12/15/23 Game Info


When: Friday, December 15, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET
Where: The City Ground


Matt Turner GK vs. Guglielmo Vicario GK


Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Matt Turner has been steady if unspectacular this season. His 36 saves are 6th most in the EPL, but he has just 2 clean sheets in 11 starts, which is understandable given Forest’s porous defense. However, Turner has shown ability to come up big in crucial moments, evident by his penalty kick shootout heroics for the USMNT in the 2022 World Cup. He will need to be on his game against a Tottenham side who lead the EPL with 39 goals. If Turner can turn away Tottenham is their barrage of attempts, he could single-handedly keep Forest alive.


Conversely, Guglielmo Vicario has 4 clean sheets in 16 starts for Spurs this season. However, the 21 goals allowed show Spurs have defensive vulnerabilities that this talented Forest attack can exploit. While Vicario has been one of the better keepers in the EPL at stopping shots inside the penalty area, he has been vulnerable from outside the box. Forest attackers like Awoniyi, have the pace and creativity to test Vicario with long distance strikes. If Forest break down Tottenham’s defense, Vicario will need to come up with big saves to bail out his backline.


Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Tottenham Hotspur -105, Total Odds: 2.75


The betting odds favor Tottenham Hotspur, with a moneyline of -105 and a spread of -1. The total goal odds are set at 2.75, reflecting the expectation of a moderately high-scoring game.


Nottingham Forest Betting Trends


Nottingham Forest enters this match amidst a poor run of form having lost 3 straight EPL matches. They also have a losing 2-3 record against the spread in their last 5 contests. However, they are an impressive 6-3 against the spread in away fixtures this season. The totals have stayed under in 4 of their last 5 outings as well. 


Tottenham Hotspur Betting Trends


Spurs come into this match playing their best soccer of the season, winners of 4 of their last 5 EPL games. They also boast a 3-2 record against the spread over that same sample. Tottenham has been a strong road team too with a 6-2 record versus the number away from home. However, only 2 of their last 5 games have gone over the total, pointing to value on the under 2.5 goals at plus money.


Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur 12/15/23 Betting Picks


Considering both teams’ recent performances and individual strengths, Tottenham Hotspur seems to have the upper hand, especially in offensive capabilities. Nottingham Forest’s defense and goalkeeping will need to be exceptional to contain Spurs’ attack.


Tottenham Hotspur is likely the better pick given their current form and offensive strength. For prop bets, considering the scoring abilities of Son and Kulusevski, betting on either to score could be a wise choice. The over/under of 2.75 goals is tricky, but given the trends, a bet on the over might be reasonable. Expert free EPL insights suggest that a closely contested match with a slight edge to Tottenham Hotspur is likely.


Free Pick and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2, Nottingham Forest 1.


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