Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Odds, Prediction | EPL 2022-23 

James Maddison of Leicester City
James Maddison of Leicester City

Leicester City will visit City Ground this Saturday as they take on Nottingham Forest in their Round 20 fixture of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Venue: City Ground (Nottingham) 

Key Statistics

Nottingham Forest lost just one of their last five league games (W2, D2).

They have conceded the second-highest number of goals in the PL this season (34), behind only Bournemouth, who have conceded 39.

Only Wolves (11) have scored fewer goals than them (13).

Leicester City have lost their last three PL games.

They opened the scoring in each of their last seven league away trips for four losses (W3).

The Foxes have scored 62% of their PL goals this term before half-time (Forest: 54%).

Head to head

In seven Premier League meetings between both sides, Nottingham Forest have three wins, while Leicester City have two wins. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Nottingham Forest: W-L-W-D-L

Leicester City: L-W-L-L-L

Nottingham Forest 

After enjoying success and failure in the Carabao and FA Cup, respectively, Nottingham Forest will turn their attention to their Premier League survival quest with a visit from Leicester City.

The hosts needed a penalty shootout to beat Wolves in a fiercely contested affair at City Ground. They will return to PL action by hosting Leicester City in a PL fixture for the first time since May 1999. 

Before Derby County’s rise, this was the premier East Midlands derby, and fans will hope that this 109th meeting between the sides remains one of many more top-flight fixtures. With both clubs in the bottom half, nothing can be guaranteed.

The hosts come into this tie as betting outsiders, given that they have lost just one of their last five league games (W2, D2).

Possible Nottingham Forest starting line-up

Dean Henderson, Serge Aurier, Joe Worrall, Scott Mckenna, Renan Lodi, Ryan Yates, Orel Mangala, Remo Freuler, Brennan Johnson, Taiwo Awoniyi, Morgan Gibbs-White.

Injured: Willy Boly, Jesse Lingard, Cheikhou Kouyate, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate

Doubtful: Neco Williams, Taiwo Awoniyi

Suspended: None 

Leicester City 

Unlike their hosts, Leicester City have had a poor run of results after they recorded just one loss before the World Cup break.

Since the resumption of club football, the Foxes have struggled to win games. With their 1-0 FA Cup win over Gillingham the only solace among three straight league defeats and Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final exit. 

Meanwhile, one has to go back to 2014/15 for the last time they had lost at least 11 of their first 18 PL games of the season, so it is fast becoming a campaign to forget. Nevertheless, they remain in command of their future and will fancy their chances here against a Forest side that still looks weak.

Possible Leicester City starting line-up

Danny Ward, Timothy Castagne, Daniel Amartey, Wout Faes, Luke Thomas, Youri Tielemans, Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy.

Injured: Ricardo Periera, Bouboukary Soumare, Dennis Praet, Jonny Evans, James Maddison

Doubtful: Keiran Dewsbury-Halls 

Suspended: None



Nottingham Forest 2-1 Leicester City