The sleeping giants of English football Nottingham Forest are back in the top-flight for the first time since 1998, but they face a tough opener away to a resurgent Newcastle side.
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Bet Builder Tips
- Newcastle First Half @ 5/4 with Virgin Bet
- Nottingham Forest Second Half @ 17/4 with Virgin Bet
- Newcastle to Win @ 4/6 with Virgin Bet
Combined Total Odds @ 35/1 with Virgin Bet
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Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Bet Builder Tip 1: Newcastle First Half
Our first selection for this one sees Newcastle finishing the first half in the lead.
The Magpies looked a side reborn after the arrival of Eddie Howe in November of last year, and after it looked as if they were destined for a relegation scrap at the start of the season, they stormed to an 11th placed finish just two points off a top half position.
Particularly in the final few months of the season, they were quick out the blocks in every game, and it is interesting to note that they would have finished 9th had the league been decided on first half performances only.
We are expecting a quick start in front of the Newcastle faithful here.
This week, we are 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 1, 2022
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Bet Builder Tip 2: Nottingham Forest Second Half
While we are predicting the home side to race to an early lead and head into the break in pole position, Nottingham Forest were notoriously strong in the second half of games last season.
In fact, they would have topped the Championship if first half results didn’t count, winning 22.
Meanwhile, Newcastle tend to fade in the second period, and were placed just outside the bottom three when isolating second half results, conceding the fourth most goals after the break.
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Bet Builder Tip 3: Newcastle to Win
Despite their shortcomings towards the end of fixtures last season, Newcastle will be expected to win this one.
We are tipping them to do just that in front of the St James’ Park faithful, and if their end of season form (six wins in the final eight games) last campaign is any indicator of their intentions this season, a strong start should be expected.
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest @ 35/1 with Virgin Bet
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Odds
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Team News
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett; Guimaraes, Willock, Joelinton; Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Wilson
Nottingham Forest Line-Up
Henderson; Williams, Niakhate, McKenna, Worrall, Toffolo; O’Brien, Colback, Lingard; Johnson, Surridge
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest Kick-Off Time, TV Channel and Live Stream
- The fixture will not be shown on live TV here in the UK.
- Kick off is scheduled for 15:00.