Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Prediction - Soccer Picks 10/29/23
Liverpool (6-2-1) vs Nottingham Forest (2-4-3)
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 9 am (Anfield)
Liverpool -385/Nottingham Forest +1250 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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For the third time in nine days, Liverpool will play at Anfield. This time around, the Reds welcome Nottingham Forest in Round 10 of the Premier League on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Liverpool are looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games and record eighth home win in that many matches. On the other, Forest are hoping to get their first victory in six matches. Jürgen Klopp’s men are 4th with 20 points, ten ahead of the visitors, who are 15th in the standings. Check out our Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest betting preview and prediction.
Liverpool (Form and News)
After dropping points in their controversial 2-1 defeat to Tottenham and in a 2-2 draw against Brighton, Liverpool finally got back to winning ways in the Premier League (PL) in the most Kop-pleasing fashion, securing a 2-0 win over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield. Jürgen Klopp’s side then went on to further treat their beloved home fans in midweek European action, putting on a five-star performance when mauling Toulouse 5-1 at home.
Upcoming opponents Nottingham Forest are the next team to try and spoil the Anfield party, but many like them before have tried and failed, with the Reds unbeaten in their last 16 home PL outings (W13, D3). Indeed history seems firmly against the visitors here, as the last time Liverpool lost at home in the top-flight to a team beginning with ‘N’ was in April 1994, a 1-0 defeat against Norwich, going 40 such matches unbeaten since (W33, D7)!
Player to watch: Diogo Jota netted a brace in this corresponding fixture last season (W 3-2), starting a run of scoring eight of his last ten Liverpool goals at home, including in midweek.
Klopp will be without Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Curtis Jones (suspension), Andy Robertson (shoulder), and Thiago (hip).
Nottingham Forest (Form and News)
Forest will arrive at Anfield with mixed emotions, as on one hand, they’ve lost just one of their last six Premier League matches but only won one too (D4). Their last match was particularly disappointing, considering they led 2-0 against Luton only to walk away with a point, earning them the unwanted claim of dropping the most PL points from winning positions since the start of last season with 32.
Steve Cooper might be happy the points keep coming in at least, as it’s helped his team build a decent buffer over the relegation zone. Leaving Merseyside with anything tangible will be considered quite an upset since they’ve failed to win in any of their last 24 league visits to Anfield (D5, L19), but did manage to pull off a historic 1-0 win at home against Liverpool last season.
Player to watch: Morgan Gibbs-White scored and assisted in that 3-2 loss at Anfield from last season, contributing to 16 of his 21 goals, all coming after half-time.
Cooper cannot count on Danilo (thigh), Callum Hudson-Odoi (thigh), Gonzalo Montiel (muscle), and Divock Origi (groin). Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Anthony Elanga (illness), Felipe (knee), and Nuno Tavares (muscle) are questionable to play.
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest H2H Record
These rivals had plenty of duels in the 90s but met on just three occasions in this decade. Two of those H2Hs were in the Premier League; each team recorded a win. The third clash was in the FA Cup in 2022, when Liverpool won 1-0 at City Ground.
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Odds
Liverpool are clear favorites in this one with -385 odds on them to get a win. A draw is at +620, while Nottingham can be backed at +1300. When it comes to goals, Over 2.5 is at -227, and Under 2.5 is at +215. In case you like the both teams to score market, you can back BTTS YES at -110 or BTTS NO at +105. Here you can get more Premier League odds.
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Betting Pick
Liverpool failed to score 2+ goals in just two matches this season. At home, they are perfect seven out of seven, with 2+ goals scored in each game. Liverpool have won all their home games this season by at least a two-goal margin. I believe Forest have nothing to hope for at Anfield on Sunday, considering they scored only one goal in the previous three road matches in PL.
Klopp’s team conceded just two goals in four PL matches and scored 11 in return, so I am backing the hosts to get another comfortable victory. Even if Nottingham manage to score here, I am pretty sure Liverpool will answer with at least three goals.