Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Solanke can secure hosts superiority

 | February 03 | 

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Nottingham Forest have lost back-to-back league games to be dragged back into the relegation battle and face another tough challenge when they visit Bournemouth, who are flying high with six wins in their last 10 league outings.

Here we pick out the best bets for this Premier League game.

Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

  • Bournemouth to win and over 2.5 goals @ 7/5
  • Dominic Solanke to score at any time @ 19/20

Team News

Enes Unal joined Bournemouth on the last day of the transfer window but may not be put straight into the starting lineup for this clash.

James Hill, Tyler Adams, Ryan Fredericks, Max Aarons and Darren Randolph are all injured for the Cherries but Dango Ouattara is in with a chance of playing after his return from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Matz Sels may make his Nottingham Forest debut, alongside fellow new arrivals Giovanni Reyna and Rodrigo Ribeiro.

Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate could feature after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations but Ola Aina, Willy Boly, Ibrahim Sangare and Serge Aurier are all still absent.

Divock Origi and Chris Wood are doubts so Taiwo Awoniyi could return to the starting lineup.

Match Odds

Bournemouth can be backed at 7/10 for the victory, while Nottingham Forest are 18/5 outsiders and the draw is available at 3/1.

Over 2.5 goals comes in at 8/13, while both teams to score is priced at 8/13 and it is 11/8 for over 1.5 goals in the first half.

Bournemouth to win and over 2.5 goals @ 7/5

Nottingham Forest did improve in the immediate spell after Nuno Espirito Santo’s arrival but the Tricky Trees have suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Brentford and Arsenal respectively and their away form leaves plenty to be desired.

Forest have lost seven of their 11 road trips in the league and this is a tough task against an impressive Bournemouth side.

The Cherries have won six of their last 10 league games and the only teams to beat them in any of their last 15 are in the top five.

Seven of the home team’s last nine in the league have gone over 2.5 goals so take Bournemouth to win a game in which three or more goals are scored.

Bournemouth to win and over 2.5 goals at 7-5

Dominic Solanke to score at any time @ 19/20

Despite the signing of Enes Unal, Dominic Solanke is still the main man for Bournemouth and he could find the net against the poor travelling Tricky Trees.

The 26-year-old has 13 league goals this season and can pose plenty of issues for a Nottingham Forest defence that has conceded 40 times in 22 league outings.

Side with Solanke to get on the scoresheet in this match as he looks to extend his scoring run of seven goals in his last seven games.

Dominic Solanke to score anytime at 19-20

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