Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City
Stadium: City Ground (Nottingham)
A month ago, Nottingham sensationally knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup. Next is the match against the reigning champion of the FA Cup, Leicester. Will we see another sensation or will the Championship representative finish their tournament performance?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Nottingham is among the playoff contenders in the EPL. But so far, Forest sits 8th in the standings, two points behind sixth-placed West Bromwich. Last weekend, Forest's four-game winning streak was interrupted by Cardiff City, losing 1-2. Before that, Nottingham beat Arsenal, Millwall, Derby County and Barnsley. And Arsenal did not have a single shot on goal against Forest. Will they be able to repeat this success against the Foxes?
Leicester fell victim to Omicron, having missed many matches. The leader in this indicator is Burnley. In January, the Foxes played only three games and missed as many more. However, Leicester managed to play a match in the FA Cup and knocked out Claudio Ranieri's Watford (4-1). The Foxes were less successful in their other two games in the EPL: a 97th-minute defeat at the hands of Tottenham (2-3) and a 1-1 draw with Brighton. Nevertheless, the number of sick and injured decreased compared to December-January. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Foxes are only 10th in the standings.
Injuries and suspensions
- Nottingham Forest: Mbe Soh, Lolley, Mighten, Worrall;
- Leicester City: Castagne, Vardy, Fofana, Evans, Bertrand, Mendy.
Nottingham and Leicester have met 103 times. The slight advantage is on the side of the Foxes, 40-38. The last time they met was back when they were playing in the Championship in 2014. Then the away meeting in Nottingham ended in a 2-2 draw. Goals for Leicester were scored by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, who saved his team from defeat in the minority.
- Six of the last seven face-offs saw Total Over (2.5) goals;
- Leicester won the last 7 games in FA Cup;
- Nottingham scored at least two goals per game against Leicester in 6 of the last 7 matchups.
Expert Betting Tips
We believe that the current FA Cup winners will not repeat the mistakes of Arsenal and reach the next round. Moreover, the number of the sick and injured has decreased in a week. Betway offers odds of 1.99 for the victory of the guests from the EPL. We are also inclined to believe that the game will be productive, as the Foxes tend to score a lot and concede just as much. 1xbet gives odds of 1.86 for Total Over (2.5), and Bet365 offers 1.80 for the same thing.