Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United 03/17/2023 – Newcastle United visit Nottingham Forest in an English Premier League clash on Friday, March 17, at The City Ground. Kickoff is at 4:00 PM ET with USA Network covering the fixture live for US audiences and Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event featuring the match for British viewers. The livestream of the match is available at Sofascore. Newcastle United are coming off losses to Liverpool and Manchester City while Nottingham Forest fell short to Tottenham Hotspur. Both teams are determined to capture the victory to improve their positions in the table. Sports betting odds are already updated for fans who love to watch soccer and earn extra money at the same time.
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United 03/17/2023
|When:||Friday, March 17, 4:00 PM ET|
|Where:||The City Ground, City Ground, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom|
|TV:||USA Network (US); Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event (UK)|
Nottingham Forest (6-8-12, 26 points) are in 14th place in the English Premier League table and remained safe from relegation despite losing to Tottenham Hotspur in their last match. They allowed Tottenham to score three goals in 62 minutes and their token response was the 81st-minute goal from Joe Worrall. The setback proved costly for the Tricky Trees as they failed to move up to 12th place and remained three points ahead of relegation danger.
Brennan Johnson leads the team in scoring with seven goals while Morgan Gibbs-White is the top passer with five assists. Nottingham coach Steve Cooper is expected to have a long time to ponder on choosing Keylor Navas or Dean Henderson as their starting goalkeeper for the important clash against Newcastle United.
Players to Watch: Brennan Johnson (7 goals, 2 assists); Taiwo Awoniyi (4 goals); Chris Wood (3 goals); Morgan Gibbs-White (2 goals, 5 assists); Emmanuel Dennis (1 goal, 1 assist).
A pair of 0-2 losses to Liverpool and Manchester City have caused Newcastle United (10-11-3, 41 points) to slide down to sixth place in the table. Their defense were not too solid unlike their first 22 games that handed them a 10-11-1 mark. Maybe a convincing win over Nottingham Forest will right the ship for the Magpies, who are still in the hunt for a ticket to the UEFA Champions League.
With just 14 games remaining in the season, all Newcastle United need to do right now is to win their matches to catch up with the teams ahead of them to gain enough points for qualification. Miguel Almiron remains as their top goalscorer with Callum Wilson supporting him in the offense. Manager Eddie Howe is expected to choose Nick Pope as their top goalkeeper for the match against Nottingham Forest.
Players to Watch: Miguel Almiron (10 goals, 2 assists), Callum Wilson (7 goals, 3 assists); Bruno Guimaraes (3 goals, 3 assists); Alexander Isak (3 goals); Joe Willock (2 goals, 2 assists).
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United Betting Numbers
Summary: English Premier League soccer picks favor Newcastle United as the favorites in this clash due to their more superior lineup. They are determined to win the match after two losses to Liverpool and Manchester City. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest seeks to bounce back from a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur and an upset win against Newcastle will move them away from the relegation zone. Newcastle may have the advantage in terms of their lineup but Nottingham Forest are motivated to collect the win and climb their way to the mid-table with 12 games remaining.
Moneyline: Underdogs Nottingham Forest are handed a +351 moneyline in this encounter while -120 is placed for the favored Newcastle United. A +271 moneyline is given if the clash ends in a draw.
Pick: Newcastle United will cover the spread and beat Nottingham Forest, 3-0.