Steve Cooper’s future as Nottingham Forest manager is still hanging by a thread so he could really do with a positive result when his side welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the City Ground on Friday night.
It was assumed by many, perhaps even by Cooper himself, that Forest would make a change in the dugout following that dreadful 5-0 defeat to Fulham a couple of weeks ago but the former Swansea boss is still hanging on for now, living off the goodwill towards him that still remains from the Forest fans.
However, considering the large quantity of money that was spent again in the transfer window, this poor run of form cannot last forever and Cooper could really do with a result on Friday night but face a tough test against Spurs.
Former Spurs defender Serge Aurier is an injury doubt for them and star striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who has been a big miss over the last couple of weeks, remains sidelined.
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Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur
20:00 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Ultra HDR
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MAR 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest
NOV 2022 LEAGUE CUP Nottingham Forest 2-0 Tottenham
AUG 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Nottm Forest 0-2 Tottenham
SEP 2014 LEAGUE CUP Tottenham 3-1 Nottm Forest
MAR 2005 FA CUP Nottm Forest 0-3 Tottenham
FEB 2005 FA CUP Tottenham 1-1 Nottm Forest
APR 1999 PREMIER LEAGUE Nottm Forest 0-1 Tottenham
NOV 1998 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 Nottm Forest
MAR 1997 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-1 Nottm Forest
JAN 1997 PREMIER LEAGUE Nottm Forest 2-1 Tottenham
Tottenham managed to get back to winning ways in their last Premier League outing as they thrashed Newcastle United 4-1, bringing to an end their five-game winless run.
Spurs will be desperate to continue that now as they look to drag themselves back into the top-four this weekend.
One player to keep an eye out for in this game will be Brennan Johnson, who of course joined the club from Forest in the summer, and will be looking to haunt his former club on Friday night to kickstart his Spurs career.
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When taking into account Forest’s defensive struggles and then coupling that with the full-throttle, attacking football that Ange Postecoglou has instilled at Spurs, it’s hard not to imagine goals in this game. I am backing Spurs to win and over 2.5 goals at 29/20 with starsports.bet.
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PROFIT/LOSS (DEC 2023): LOSS -9.02 points