As the Premier League gears up for another round of action, all eyes are on Tottenham as they kickstart Gameweek 17 with a trip to Nottingham Forest. Building over a huge win on Newcastle, the stage is set for Spurs to deliver what could be another thriller. Read on as this post dissects the dynamics of this clash.
Tottenham Hotspur: Back to Winning Ways
Spurs enter the showdown with Nottingham Forest riding the wave of a recent triumph against injury-hit Newcastle. The decisive win demonstrated the attacking capability of the team, credit to the tactics of manager Ange Postecoglou.
However, this was the first win for Spurs in the last 6 games after having a fire start to the campaign. This unpredictability of form adds an extra layer of excitement to the clash.
Nottingham Forest: Seeking Redemption
On the other side is Nottingham Forest, a team sitting only 5 points above the relegation zone. Nottingham comes into this match hungry for redemption after facing a draw, and 2 losses in their last 3 matches, including an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Fulham. Check out this and more information about the team on Betway.
The pressure is immense as manager Steeve Cooper seeks to reverse his team’s fortunes against a formidable Tottenham side. As the underdogs in this matchup, Nottingham has a point to prove, creating the perfect environment for a thriller.
Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur Overview
Tottenham looked their best against Newcastle and will be full of confidence to repeat a repeat performance on the City Ground, after a 5-day break. While James Maddison will not be fit for the match, it is a relief for them as another key player, Pepe Matar Sarr, has already returned from injury, and Son is at his best.
Forest boss Steve Coper seems doomed despite the club ending their losing streak against Wolves, but the players are behind the manager. A noisy set of fans under the Friday night lights can also create an intimidating atmosphere for the visitors, making the match tougher than many might anticipate.
What are the Predictions?
It is interesting to see how both coaches line up for this one. However, expectations among the sport betting community are that Ange will go with his “all-out” attack approach (4-2-3-1), whereas Steve might try utilizing the wider areas with the (4-3-3) formation.
Either way, both teams have sets of talented players who can deliver. Tottenham has the upper hand as they have more depth in their squad, and the forward players like Son, Kulusevki, and Gil have the pace to exploit the Nottingham backline.
A 3-0 win to Tottenham is the likely outcome. Place your wager on Betway! Nottingham will probably rely on the counter-attacks with the pace of Elanga and Gibbs White, but without Awoniyi, it might be hard to get a goal. Besides, Tottenham has a solid defense, and the midfield of Sarr and Bissouma is not easy to breach.
As the countdown to the Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham Hotspur clash begins, expectations are high for a Spurs thriller, reminiscent of what they delivered at the Etihad Stadium. The Barclays Premier League delivers every time, and this seems set to be a spectacle.
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