Brighton will look to win their first game under new manager Roberto De Zerbi when they welcome struggling Nottingham Forest to AMEX Stadium this Tuesday.
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton)
Brighton have failed to score in their last two league games.
They have lost just one of their last eight league games at home (W4, D3).
They have kept four clean sheets in their last eight home league games.
Nottingham Forest have conceded 14 league goals away from home this season.
The visitors have scored first in three of their last five games.
They have conceded seven Premier League goals in the 15 minutes following half-time.
Forest have lost their last three away league games without scoring a goal.
Head to head
This is the first meeting between both sides in the Premier League era. But in the Championship, both sides met regularly, with Brighton winning four of the last ten meetings. Nottingham Forest have three wins and three draws.
Latest performances in all competitions
Nottingham Forest: L-D-L-L-L
Brighton will look to end a run of three games without a win when they welcome Nottingham Forest to Amex Stadium this Monday.
The hosts began their life under Roberto De Zerbi with an entertaining 3-3 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. But in their last two games, they have been beaten 1-0 by Tottenham and 2-0 by Brentford last time out.
De Zerbi blamed the back-to-back defeats ‘to nil’ on poor finishing and he will be looking to get his side firing and scoring goals against a Nottingham Forest side that are conceding goals for fun this season.
Their lack of a win in their last three games means that the Seagulls have dropped out of the Premier League top four even though De Zerbi insisted Brighton “played a good game”.
He will now hope to build on a strong home record, with Brighton losing just once in their last eight PL outings at the AMEX Stadium (W4, D3), keeping four clean sheets in the process, which could prove a godsend for a side that’s struggling to score.
Possible Brighton starting line-up
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister, Pervis Estupinan; Leandro Trossard, Pascal Groß; Danny Welbeck.
Injured: Enoch Mwepu, Kaoru Mitoma
After making 23 signings this season, Nottingham Forest remain rooted at the bottom of the Premier League table after ten rounds of games.
The Tricky Trees alongside Leicester have won just one of their opening ten games (D2, L7). Their most recent of those losses came at the hands of Wolves on Saturday (1-0), with the visitor’s pre-match Twitter post of Emmanuel Dennis playing with three Wolf pups captioned “playtime” coming back to bite them.
Steve Cooper’s side have started the 2022/23 campaign with four defeats and a draw whilst conceding an eye-watering 14 goals along the way. The manager will really want his side to break that jink in this game but given that his side have only picked up three wins in their last 12 away clashes against Brighton (D4, L5).
On top of that, one has to go back over 23 years for the Tricky Trees’ last Premier League win on the road. And so, they will travel to AMEX desperate to get a win and push themselves off the foot of the table.
But Forest will have to stay switched on for the duration of the game as their biggest problem appears to be holding onto leads, given that they’ve scored first in three of their last five games but picked up just one point in the process (D1, L4).
Possible Nottingham Forest starting line-up
Dean Henderson; Willy Boly, Steve Cook, Cheikhou Kouyate; Neco Williams, Ryan Yates, Lewis O’Brien, Renan Lodi, Jesse Lingard, Remo Freuler; Brennan Johnson, Taiwo Awoniyi.
Injured: Jack Colback, Moussa Niakhate, Omar Richards
Brighton 1-1 Nottingham Forest