Brighton vs Nottingham Forest Predictions: Amex return to aid wounded Seagulls

 | March 09 | 

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Brighton will look to end their four-match winless run when they welcome Nottingham Forest to the Amex Stadium on Sunday afternoon (14:00). 

The Seagulls lost arguably the biggest game in their history on Thursday night as they fell to a 4-0 defeat to Roma in the Europa League, and Roberto De Zerbi's side would be forgiven for feeling sorry for themselves this weekend, having lost three on the spin in all competitions. However, they face a Forest side that have also tasted defeat in three successive games, and they are only four points above the drop zone ahead of kick-off. 

Brighton vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips

  • Brighton to win @ 4/5  
  • Both teams to score Yes @ 4/7  

Team News 

Brighton midfielder Billy Gilmour will serve the third and final match of his three-game suspension on Sunday, meaning Carlos Baleba or Adam Lallana will get the chance to start. 

De Zerbi will also be without Solly March, Jack Hinshelwood and Kaoru Mitoma, while the game comes too soon for James Milner and Joao Pedro. 

Nuno Espirito Santo lost Nicolas Dominguez to a hamstring injury in the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, and he joins Willy Boly, Ola Aina, Nuno Tavares and Chris Wood in the treatment room. 

Giovanni Reyna and Gonzalo Montiel were not named in the squad last weekend, and it is not known if they will be fit to feature on the south coast. 

Match Odds 

Brighton are 4/5 favourites for Sunday's game, while the draw is 11/4. The Seagulls have drawn nine games this season, and six of those have come on home soil. 

Forest are considered 16/5 outsiders, while over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/7. Brighton striker Evan Ferguson is the favourite to score anytime at 6/4, closely followed by Simon Adingra at 7/4. 

Brighton to win @ 4/5 

Brighton have struggled on occasions to handle their busy schedule due to their Europa League exploits, and they will be reeling after their embarrassing defeat in midweek. 

The Seagulls are still ninth in the table and have a top-six finish in the sights, and that is mainly down to their home form. 

De Zerbi's side are unbeaten in 12 at the Amex in all competitions, while it is no defeat in 11 in the Premier League in front of their own fans. 

Forest have not travelled well this season, and they are without a win in three on the road in the Premier League. Santo's side have only won twice on their travels this season, and even though Brighton were disappointing in midweek, their home form cannot be questioned.  

Brighton to win at 4/5

Both teams to score Yes @ 4/7 

We have already waxed lyrical about Brighton's home form, but keeping clean sheets has been an issue at the Amex. 

The Seagulls have only kept one at home in the league all season, and that bodes well for a Forest side that have been competitive under Nuno. While winning games has been an issue, they have had no problems finding the back of the net, especially on the road. 

The Tricky Trees have scored in nine of their last 10 in the league, while on their travels, they have netted in five in a row, scoring nine times. 

Forest lost 3-2 in the first meeting between the two teams in November, and this game should follow a similar pattern. 

Both teams to score at 4/7

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