In the aftermath of a crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham on Wednesday, Nottingham Forest is set for another challenging outing as they head to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves, on the other hand, enter the fixture with an impressive track record at home, having secured victory in three of their last five home games, remaining unbeaten in the process. Notably, they have defeated the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur and drawn against formidable opponents such as Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
The team news brings a mixed bag for both sides. Wolves will miss the services of winger Pedro Neto due to a hamstring injury, but there is optimism about his return before the close of 2023. Meanwhile, Joe Hodge remains sidelined with a shoulder injury, and Rayan Ait Nouri is uncertain due to an ankle issue. Nottingham Forest’s striker Taiwo Awoniyi is still recovering from knee surgery, and concerns loom over the availability of former Wolves defender Willy Boly, who is nursing a muscle strain.
The prediction for this clash leans heavily towards Wolves. Given Forest’s recent goal-scoring woes and Wolves’ defensive solidity at Molineux, it appears the struggling East Midlands outfit may find it challenging to mount a comeback.
Forest’s recent losing streak suggests they are on track for a relegation battle, and a response to the Fulham defeat may prove elusive against a Wolves side that has consistently outperformed higher-caliber opponents on their home turf.
But the eyes of those who believe in miracles will be on the defensive line of the Forest. The Nigerian right-back Ola Aina has been a solid starter this season, but struggled to help his teammates get a clean sheet. The odds of this happening on Saturday are 4,33 according to 1xBet. Seems impossible, but who knows?