Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest prediction, odds, start time: 2023 English Premier League picks for Oct. 1
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Brentford attempt to halt a four-game winless streak in league play when they visit Nottingham Forest in a 2023-24 English Premier League showdown on Sunday. Brentford (1-3-2) posted a 3-0 victory against Fulham in their second match of the season but followed with two draws and a pair of losses. Nottingham Forest (2-1-3) have yet to lose at home this campaign, recording a 2-1 triumph over Sheffield United and battling Burnley to a 1-1 draw.
Kickoff at City Ground is set for 9 a.m. ET. The Bees are the +155 favorites (risk $100 to win $155) in the latest Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest odds, while the Tricky Trees are +175 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +225 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5, with the Under juiced to -140. Before locking in any Nottingham Forest vs. Brentford picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. Since the end of last year’s Men’s World Cup, Eimer has been red-hot on English Premier League picks, going 57-27-4 for a profit of $3,450 for $100 bettors. Overall, he is 178-169-8 (+18.91) on men’s soccer picks over that span. Anyone following him is way up.
Now, Eimer has broken down Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest from every angle and just revealed his picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Nottingham Forest vs. Brentford:
- Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest money line: Bees +155, Tricky Trees +175, Draw +225
- Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest over/under: 2.5 goals
- Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest spread: Bees -0.5 (+140)
- BRE: The Bees have lost only three of their last 13 EPL contests
- NF: The Tricky Trees have allowed more than two goals just once this season
- Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Brentford
Winger Bryan Mbeumo has raised his level of play in the absence of forward Ivan Toney, who led the Bees with 20 goals last season but is serving an eight-month suspension for gambling. The 24-year-old Mbeumo is among the league leaders with four goals after recording nine in 38 matches last campaign. One of those tallies came in a 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest last November.
Also converting in that contest was forward Yoane Wissa, who is tied for second on the team in 2023-24 with two goals. Danish midfielder Mathias Jensen pulled even with Wissa by netting Brentford’s lone tally in their 3-1 loss to Everton last weekend. The 27-year-old Jensen also scored in the Bees’ match against Newport County in the second round of the EFL Cup. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Nottingham Forest
The Tricky Trees have been tremendous at home during league play, losing only two of their last 17 EPL matches at City Ground. Nottingham converted in each of their first five overall contests this season, with striker Taiwo Awoniyi leading the charge with three goals. The 26-year-old Nigerian opened the campaign with a three-game goal-scoring streak and notched an assist in each of the team’s next two matches prior to the shutout loss to Manchester City.
Awoniyi also has notched a pair of assists, tying him with defender Serge Aurier for the club lead. Midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has yet to record a goal this season after registering five in 2022-23, including one in a 2-2 draw against Brentford. Swedish winger Anthony Elanga has posted a goal and an assist in his first campaign with the Tricky Trees after spending the previous two with Manchester United. See which team to pick here.
How to make Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest picks
Eimer has broken down the Premier League match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the goal total. He has locked in a confident best bet and also is offering a full breakdown of this matchup. He’s sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.
So who wins Brentford vs. Nottingham Forest on Sunday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Nottingham Forest vs. Brentford have all the value, all from the soccer expert who is up almost 19 units since last year’s Men’s World Cup, and find out.