Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Predictions: TV Channels, Free Sites, Team News and Latest Odds
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Predictions: TV Channels, Free Sites, Team News and Latest Odds
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Newcastle United take on Nottingham Forest at St. James’ Park in what will be their first EPL meeting since 1999. The Magpies enjoyed a very successful second half of the 2021/2022 season, and they want to continue where they left. Summer signing Sven Botman is likely to make his Premier League debut against Forest, while former Burnley forward Chris Wood is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.

There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Forest. The Reds, on the other hand, did well to beat Huddersfield 2-0 in the Championship playoffs final, with the team returning to the top flight following a 23-year absence. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from. Brennan Johnson, who scored 18 goals last term, will be the man to watch in the away team.

Take a look at the match’s predictions, tv channels, free sites, team news and latest odds.

Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest: Date and Time

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The Premier League match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest takes place on Saturday, August 6. Simon Hooper will referee the match which kicks-off at 3pm at St James’s Park.

Is Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest on TV?

Unfortunately, Newcastle United’s clash with Nottingham Forest is not on TV in the UK.

How else can I followNewcastle vs Nottingham Forest

Full radio commentary of the game at St James’s Park will be available on BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC 5 Live.

Alternatively, the Shields Gazette will bring you full coverage of proceedings, including all the latest news and updates as well as pre-match and post-match reaction from events that unfold, courtesy of Miles Starforth and Dominic Scurr.

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Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

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Newcastle suffered their 4th home defeat of the season on Boxing Day. Given the number of sides that have won at St James’ Park, it’s a bit of a surprise that the Magpies are still in such a strong position at the top of the division. Their home record will give Forest some hope here and they can take heart from having already beaten Newcastle this month, although the Geordies were reduced to 9 men inside 45 minutes on that occasion.

Defensively Newcastle were poor against Sheffield Wednesday and would have conceded several more goals were it not for the heroics of keeper Karl Darlow. Forest are the top scorers in the bottom half of the league and will fancy they can cause a few problems in this match. Aside from disciplinary problems, Hildeberto Pereira has looked a real threat for the East Midlands side, who could also welcome back joint top scorer Britt Assombalonga here. They aren’t a side that will just park the bus and their games this season average 3.35 goals per game in total, so it should be a fairly open affair and Forest ought to create openings of their own.

At the other end though, it’s very hard to see how Forest are going to cope with Newcastle’s attacking threat. The Magpies were very poor on Boxing Day but Rafa Benitez has a big enough squad and sufficient strength in depth that he may ring the changes here and whoever he picks should cause trouble for a Forest defence that has conceded 1.92 goals per game on their travels.

Newcastle have the best goal-scoring record in the division with 1.96 goals per game overall this term and they should have too much firepower for Forest. The visitors have kept just 1 clean sheet all season but both teams have scored in 74% of their matches. 64% of Newcastle home games and 75% of Forest away games have had over 2.5 goals this season and given those stats backing Over 2.5 & Both Teams to Score at 11/8 looks like it could offer value here.


Chris Wood is a New Zealand international who was born on 7 December, 1991. Wood plays as a striker and he began his senior career at Waikato FC. In 2009 he joined West Bromwich Albion, but he played no more than 21 league games for the Baggies.

The New Zealand attacker played for the likes of Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Millwall, Leicester City and Ipswich Town on loan in the past, but in July 2015 he signed a four-year deal with Leeds United. Chris Wood scored 13 goals for the Whites in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he was given the number 9 shirt. Wood made his Leeds debut on 8 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. Speaking of his debut for New Zealand, he made his first appearance for the All Whites in a friendly game against Tanzania on 3 June. 2009.

It has to be noted that he represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he was the youngest player in the squad. His sister Chelsey Wood is a football player as well and she represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0).

Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.

Team News: Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest

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Jonjo Shelvey will almost certainly miss out after suffering a hamstring injury during pre-season.

Jamal Lewis, Javi Manquillo and Federico Fernandez didn’t feature for the Magpies during pre-season and are all doubtful for Saturday’s game.

Jonjo Shelvey is ruled out for the home side, while Javier Manquillo will be assessed.

Nick Pope and is set to make his Premier League debut for the Magpies here, though Sven Botman may have to wait a little longer to make his bow with Dan Burn set to continue alongside Fabian Schar.

Eddie Howe will be hoping he can keep Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin fit for a greater chunk of the season.

Nottingham Forest have invested heavily this summer, though new signing Omar Richards is ruled out.

However, Steve Cooper should start the likes of Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard and Taiwo Awoniyi for their season opener.

Sam Surridge and Ryan Yates is a doubt, with Jack Colback in line to deputise for the latter if required.

Free Betting Tips for Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest

Newcastle continue to splash the cash this summer but have so far only been able to add three more defensive options to their squad and will be aiming to bring in a couple of attackers before the transfer window closes. Nottingham Forest make their long-awaited return to the Premier League this weekend and having significantly strengthened their squad over the summer, Steve Cooper's side can't be taken lightly.

Newcastle to Win

With their home fans behind them, we're confident that Newcastle will secure all 3pts this weekend but it should be an easy 90-minutes. The magpies claimed a 3-1 win when these two sides last locked horns in the league and we're expecting a similar result this time around. The hosts have won four of their last six matches, while Nottingham Forest are without a win in their last three games.

Over 2.5 Goals

When these two teams go head-to-head the goals usually flow, so we're backing over 2.5 goals to be scored on Saturday. At least three goals have been scored in each of the last five meetings between the two clubs in league and cup, while four of Newcastle's last six outings along with two of Nottingham Forest's last four fixtures have also produced over 2.5 goals.

Newcastle can't afford to underestimate their guests

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Newcastle have certainly strengthened at the back this summer and should be a much better defensive unit this season as a result. Nick Pope has come in from Burnley for just over £10m, while Matt target made his loan move from Aston Villa permanent for just under £16m. The biggest buy so far has been Sven Botman from Lille, a highly rated young Dutch centre-back who cost £33.30m. Eddie Howe still wants to bring in a creative player in midfield, a winger and an attacker by all accounts, so Newcastle certainly aren't finished in the transfer market just yet.

Newcastle Predicted Lineup: Pope, Targett, Trippier, Burn, Botman, Joelinton, Willock, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Bruno, & Wilson

Nottingham Forest have been one of the busier clubs this summer, splashing the cahs they have to bring in some interesting signings. Jesse Lingard came in on a free transfer from Man Utd but is on a reported £200k-per-week deal which seems completely over the top. Awoniyi and Williams were the biggest transfers in terms of fees, costing around £18m each. Mangala joins from Stuttgart for £11.70m, Niakhate and Bianconje cost £9m each, while left-back Richards cost £7.65m from Bayern Munich. The Huddersfield pairing of O-Brien and Toffolo cost Forest around £11m in total.

Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup: Henderson; Worrall, Cook, McKenna, Williams, Toffolo, Colback, O’Brien, Lingard, Johnson & Surridge

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