The match between Wolves vs Nott’m Forest , predictions, team news, and potential lineups.
Predictions, team news, and likely lineups for Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Nottingham Forest.
Wolverhampton Wanderers will look to end a three-game losing streak in the Premier League when Nottingham Forest visits Molineux on Saturday afternoon. The club’s manager position remains unfilled.
Last weekend, the hosts were defeated 3-0 by Chelsea, while Steve Cooper’s squad drew 1-1 with Aston Villa on Monday evening.
Wolves vs Nott’m Forest : Game Statistics and Match preview
Julen Lopetegui, Pedro Martins, Rob Edwards – a plethora of names have been bandied about as Wolves look for Bruno Lage’s permanent replacement, but the responsibility of preparing the team will once again fall on Steve Davis’s shoulders.
The Under-18s head coach was thrust into the senior dugout last weekend when Wolves traveled to Chelsea, but there were no surprises at Stamford Bridge as Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Armando Broja scored for the Blues in a 3-0 victory.
Wolves continue to languish in the bottom three of the standings and are currently in 18th place with only six points, although Southampton are only one point ahead of them in 17th and might be overhauled this weekend.
It does not take a genius to determine the cause of Wolves’ troubles this season, as the Molineux club has scored only three goals in nine Premier League matches, four fewer than the next two most wasteful teams, Forest and Aston Villa.
The hosts’ three recent losses to Chelsea, West Ham United, and Manchester City resulted in a total of eight goals conceded and none scored. However, the champions are the only team to defeat Davis’s squad at Molineux this season, and Forest have been undergoing their own reshuffling prior to this match.
In contrast to their impending opponents, Nottingham Forest have given its embattled manager Steve Cooper a new contract at the City Ground. However, two members of the recruitment staff who supervised the summer signings of 22 players are no longer with the club.
Forest were in the advantage against Aston Villa on Monday when Emmanuel Dennis headed in the game’s first goal, but a thundering effort from Ashley Young salvaged a point for Steven Gerrard’s squad. Cooper was attempting to retain his team’s focus on the field after such a comical incident.
As has been the case throughout the season, the Tricky Trees’ large transfer market spending has not translated to success on the field, as they are currently 19th in the table, one point ahead of Leicester City and two points behind safety.
A 1-1 draw with Villa ended Forest’s five-game losing streak in the Premier League, but their winless record in the top tier now stands at seven games, and their -12 goal differential away from home is tied with Bournemouth for the worst in the league.
Forest head to Molineux having scored just once on the road in the 2022-23 Premier League season, and Wolves won 4-0 the last time these teams met in the EFL Cup second round.
Wolves will continue to be without centre-back Nathan Collins as he serves the final game of his suspension, but Ruben Neves will return after completing his own punishment in the loss to Chelsea.
Raul Jimenez, Chiquinho, Pedro Neto, and Sasa Kalajdzic are all attacking absentees for the hosts, although Boubacar Traore has recovered from illness. Neto’s ankle injury will require surgery, destroying his World Cup aspirations.
As Neves prepares to return to the midfield trio alongside Matheus Nunes and Joao Moutinho, either Daniel Podence or Adama Traore should be substituted, and Diego Costa should continue to lead the line despite pressure from Hwang Hee-chan.
Cooper is still without Jack Colback, Moussa Niakhate, and Omar Richards for Nottingham Forest’s trip to Wolverhampton, but no new concerns have emerged since the Villa draw.
After scoring on his first Premier League start for the Tricky Trees, Dennis is expected to operate at the top of the attack once more, while Neco Williams hopes for an immediate recall to the right-back position over Serge Aurier.
Steve Cook is balancing on a razor’s edge, as another yellow card would result in a one-game suspension for the central defender, but he should still be included in an almost similar lineup for the visitors.
Wolves vs Nott’m Forest Starting Lineup Prediction
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Sa; Semedo, Kilman, Toti, Jonny; Nunes, Neves, Moutinho; Traore, Costa, Guedes
Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Williams, Cook, McKenna, Toffolo; Kouyate, Yates, Freuler; Johnson, Dennis, Gibbs-White
Score Head to Head
Latest matches with results Wolves vs Nott’m Forest
(25/08/2021) – Nottingham Forest 0-4 Wolves (EFL Cup)
(20/01/2018) – Wolves 0-2 Nottingham Forest (Championship)
(16/09/2017) – Nottingham Forest 1-2 Wolves (Championship)
(05/04/2017) – Wolves 1-0 Nottingham Forest (Championship)
(17/12/2016) – Nottingham Forest 0-2 Wolves (Championship)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Nottingham Forest