At City Ground, Nottingham Forest will take on Aston Villa in Monday’s Premier League matchup between two struggling teams.
If things don’t change soon, Forest who has lost five straight games—could be sent straight to the Championship. They were already bottom of the Premier League league entering into last Monday’s 4-0 loss to 19th-place rival Leicester City.
Despite being in 14th place going into the week, Villa seems to be improving. The Villans are unbeaten in their last three games, but a dull 0-0 draw with Leeds on Sunday made them more hopeful.
Date and kickoff time
Monday 10th October 2022
UK (BST) 8:00 PM
CEST: 9:00 PM
Eastern Time: 03:00 PM
Central Time: 02:00 PM
Mountain Time: 01:00 PM
Pacific Time: 12:00 PM
Gulf Standard Time: 11:00 PM
Indian Standard Time: 12:30 AM midnight October 11th 2022.
Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa TV channel and live stream
UK and Ireland: Sky Go UK, NOW, SKY GO Extra, Sky Ultra HD, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League
US: fuboTV, USA Network, UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: fuboTV Canada
Egypt: beIN Sports Premium 1, beIN Sports English, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, TOD
France: Canal+ Foot
Germany: Sky Go, WOW, Sky Sport Premier League, Sky Sport Top Event
India: Star Sports Select HD1, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select 1, JioTV
Netherlands: Viaplay Netherlands
New Zealand: Sky Sport Premier League, Sky Sport NOW
Nigeria: SuperSport MaXimo 2, Canal+ Sport 3 Afrique, SuperSport Premier League Nigeria, SuperSport GOtv Football
Norway: Viaplay Norway, V Sport Premier League
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
South Africa: SuperSport Premier League
Spain: Movistar+, DAZN, DAZN 1
Cooper will think about switching back to a defensive three, and he might prefer to use a front-foot strategy while facing opponents who might sit deep.
Emmanuel Dennis might start instead of Jesse Lingard on the flank, while Orel Mangala and Remo Freuler are vying for the starting spot in central midfield. Joe Worrall will believe he is in line to be called up to the defence in place of Scott McKenna or Steve Cook.
Considering that Matty Cash is anticipated to be eligible to play against his previous team, Ashley Young may move to left back to fill in for Ludwig Augustinsson and Lucas Digne, both injured.
Changes are anticipated in the final third, where Emiliano Buendia and Danny Ings compete for opportunities despite the midfield three remaining the same.
Nottingham Forest league form:
L, L, L, L, L
Aston Villa league form:
L, L, D, W, D
Nottingham Forest’s possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Williams, Cook, McKenna, Lodi; Mangala, Freuler; Johnson, Gibbs-White, Dennis; Awoniyi
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn; Watkins, Ings, Buendia
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa expects to be considerably higher than they are right now, while Nottingham Forest cannot afford to fall farther below the teams surrounding them near the bottom.
On paper, Aston Villa should win because they are the higher calibre team. But one has to question if Nottingham Forest will ever get going and show their supporters what they’re made of.