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Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest: Premier League preview


Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest: Premier League preview

Saturday’s match recommences the battle for the top four with Liverpool, Newcastle and perhaps even a wildcard like Brighton eyeing up a Champions League qualification place for next season.

With Antonio Conte set to still be in the dugout for Spurs, a win over relegation-fighting Nottingham Forest is a must even if the atmosphere between the fans, the coach and the club has already turned toxic.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

The match will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Where to watch Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest

TV channel and live stream: The match will not be broadcast live in the UK due to the 3pm Saturday blackout.

Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest team news

Spurs remain without Hugo Lloris, Yves Bissouma, Ryan Sessegnon and Rodrigo Bentancur, while Emerson Royal did not train on Friday due to a knock.

Ivan Perisic has also been dealing with an issue and could be a doubt for Saturday.

Conte could bring Eric Dier back into the XI after he was suspended against AC Milan in midweek while Pedro Porro will hope to earn a start.

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Forest’s bulky squad is also without several key players including Willy Boly, Dean Henderson, Taiwo Awoniyi and Scott McKenna, plus Giulian Biancone and Omar Richards.

Steve Cooper has Ryan Yates fit again and ready to return to the lineup, while Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate are also back in training.

Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest prediction

It is hard to see Spurs players rousing themselves too much for this match given the clear unhappiness of their manager and fans, having been dumped out of two cup competitions in a matter of a few days. Forest will sense that and make it tricky for their hosts.

A 1-1 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

These sides’ two meetings this season, in the league and Carabao Cup, are evenly split with a 2-0 win each at the City Ground.

Spurs wins: 56

Draws: 29

Forest wins: 37

Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest match odds

Spurs: 2/5

Draw: 13/4

Forest: 15/2

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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