Nottingham Forest (5-6-12) vs. Newcastle United (10-3-10)
Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United 2/10/24 – This Saturday in the EPL, Nottingham Forest hosts Newcastle United at The City Ground. Not only is this matchup an important one in terms of both teams’ seasons but it’s also packed full of top premium tips today for bettors and fans. Both sides have seen inconsistent form recently so this match-up should make for an exhilarating contest to gain three crucial points!
Nottingham Forest’s offensive lineup, led by Chris Wood and Taiwo Awoniyi, has shown flashes of brilliance throughout the season. Wood, with 8 goals from 9 starts, alongside Awoniyi’s 5 goals, forms a formidable front that could test Newcastle’s defense. Anthony Elanga’s contribution of 4 goals and 6 assists from 15 starts adds depth to Forest’s attacking options. This offensive prowess will be crucial as they face a Newcastle side that, despite its mid-table standing, has been resilient defensively, especially on the road.
Newcastle United counters with an equally impressive offensive lineup. Anthony Gordon and Callum Wilson have both scored seven goals so far for Newcastle; Gordon’s ability to draw fouls and create scoring opportunities, combined with Wilson’s clinical finishing, pose a major threat against Nottingham Forest’s defense. Sean Longstaff contributes four goals and two assists from midfield – testing Nottingham Forest’s defensive organization as well as goalkeeper Matt Turner’s resilience.
Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United 2/10/24 Game Info
|Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 12:30 PM ET
|The City Ground
Matt Turner GK vs. Nick Pope GK
In goal, Nottingham’s Matt Turner has not had a season to remember. In his 17 starts, he has failed to control his penalty area, committing no fouls despite suffering 3 himself. His lack of physicality has contributed to his paltry 2 clean sheets on the season. Turner’s tendency to go to ground has left his goal exposed, as evidenced by the high 28 goals he’s conceded. With just 56 saves, his .667 save percentage is well below league average. Turner’s lack of discipline has also led to 1 yellow card caution.
Meanwhile, Newcastle’s Nick Pope continues his stellar season between the sticks. The league leader in clean sheets with 6, Pope has commanded his penalty area exceptionally well. In his 14 starts, he has yet to commit a foul but has drawn 2 from opposing attackers. His superior decision-making and shot-stopping is reflected statistically, as he’s allowed just 14 goals for an .745 save percentage. Beyond the numbers, Pope’s leadership and organizational skills have been a vital component of Newcastle’s success.
Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Newcastle United -125, Total Odds: 2.75
The current betting odds favor Newcastle United slightly, reflecting their solid season performance and defensive stability. However, the tight spread and total odds suggest a closely contested match, potentially with goals from both sides. Bettors might find value in exploring the over on total goals, considering the offensive capabilities of both teams.
Nottingham Forest Betting Trends
Nottingham Forest has been inconsistent in recent matches, going 2-1 straight up in their last 5 games. However, they seem to be exceeding expectations against the spread, going 4-1 ATS over that same sample. Bettors can also look to play overs on Nottingham Forest’s home matches, as 6 of their last 11 games. Even with their poor record, Nottingham has played well against the number in home games, evidenced by their 8-4 ATS record in 11 home matches this year.
Newcastle United Betting Trends
Newcastle comes into this match struggling over their last 5 games, with a 1-2 straight up record. Their trends against the spread tell a similar story, with Newcastle going 3-2 ATS over their past 5 contests. Digging deeper, away games have actually been kind to Newcastle bettors. They have covered in 2 of their last 3 road matches and have generally limited scoring upside on opponents’ home fields.
Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle United 2/10/24 Betting Picks
As per analysis and betting trends, this match presents a balanced challenge between Nottingham Forest’s offensive flair combined with Newcastle’s defensive strength and counter attacking threat sets the scene for an entertaining encounter.
Given both teams’ recent forms, offensive capabilities, and defensive records, an intriguing match should ensue. Our prediction leans slightly toward either a draw or narrow win as befits the nature of Premier League competition; however, over 2.75 goals market could prove fruitful given that both have potency on offense.
In terms of EPL free odds analysis, Newcastle United enters as the favorite, but betting on total goals or individual goal scorers might provide greater value given both teams possess strong attacking capabilities.
Free Pick and Prediction: Newcastle United 2, Nottingham Forest 1.