Two teams in need of form and consistency meet at City Ground as Nottingham Forest host Newcastle United in Premier League action in the Friday spotlight.
After challenging for a Champions League place all year long, Newcastle have started to run out of steam, finally stopping a six-match winless run by beating Wolves 2-1 last time out. They’ve dropped to fifth in the Premier League table four points back of Tottenham in fourth and seeing Liverpool nipping at their heels.
Nottingham Forest have pulled themselves out of the relegation battle for now, up to 14th, but their latest five-match winless run threatens to pull them right back in as they sit just two points above the drop in a very crowded bottom half of the standings.
Both sides have plenty to gain, but more importantly, plenty to lose as they match up with points to be earned but also points to be dropped.
The Sporting News football betting expert Kyle Bonn shares his best bets, props, and high risk/high return fliers for some of the biggest matches in the sport each week. Since the start of 2023, his best bets have hit 52.38% of the time, while his overall selections have generated a profit of over 50 units thus far. He has also correctly predicted 37 of 60 match outcomes via his 3-way moneyline leans to date.
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle match facts
- Date: Friday, March 17
- Kickoff Time: 4:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm GMT / 7:00 am AEDT (Sat, Mar. 18)
- Location: City Ground (Nottingham, England)
- Official: Paul Tierney
- Last meeting: Newcastle 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Aug. 6, 2022 | Premier League)
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Draw (+275)
- Against the spread lean: Nottingham Forest +0.5 (+115)
- Score prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Newcastle
There’s a real chance for Nottingham Forest in this match to end their five-match winless skid and secure valuable points in the relegation battle.
The odds may tab the hosts as over 4/1 underdogs, but they will consider this an opportunity against a Newcastle side struggling in front of net. In a game with goals to be at a premium, Forest will think they just need one to be a threat.
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|+425||+275||-150||+100 / -140||+100 / -140||-165||+115|
|+443||+245||-152||-104 / -149||+107 / -137||-154||+120|
|19/4||11/4||8/13||1/1, 8/11||1/1, 8/11||—||—|
|5.40||3.60||1.67||2.05 / 1.70||2.15 / 1.70||—||—|
|5.60||3.68||1.66||2.00 / 1.75||2.08 / 1.75||1.65||2.24|
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle: Best bet
- Pick: Nottingham Forest double chance
- Odds: +115 (BetMGM)
Newcastle United just play high-scoring matches, which is why the under is a significant favourite. Given that, it could play into Nottingham Forest’s hands. They just need to score one goal.
In nine games that finished under the 2.5 goal total since the World Cup break ended, Forest have lost just two, with wins over Leeds, Leicester City, Wolves, and Southampton, plus draws with Manchester City, Chelsea, and Bournemouth. When games get out of control, Nottingham Forest can’t keep up, but playing Newcastle’s game will help Forest to secure a result.
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle prop bet
- Pick: Kieran Trippier assist
- Odds: +270 (BetMGM)
Nobody in all of Europe was due an assist like Kieran Trippier was, until Aexander Isak finally got on the end of one and deposited it into the back of the net last time out against Wolves. Trippier had gone eight Premier League games without one, compiling an astonishing 4.05 expected assists before someone finally delivered up front.
Trippier takes set pieces for Newcastle, and the Magpies have been horrid finishing chances on dead ball situations, leading to his massive differential in expected assists with actual. Yet now with Isak back, that could change. He’s got two headed goals this year on just 536 league minutes, and is a presence in the air.
Additionally, Nottingham Forest have conceded seven goals off corners in the year, behind only Bournemouth’s 13 and Aston Villa’s eight. They have also conceded seven headed goals, three off the league high of 10.
Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle live stream, TV channel
|USA||USA Network||fuboTV, Peacock|
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Sports|
|New Zealand||—||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Star Sports Select 1||Hotstar VIP, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League (620), Now Premier League 1 (621)||Now Player, Now E|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport||Astro Go, sooka|
|Singapore||221 Hub Premier 1||StarHub TV+|