Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest: Preview, predictions and lineups

Tottenham Hotspur will host Nottingham Forest in the last of three Premier League games on Sunday.

Ange Postecoglou’s side are looking to bounce back from a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Ham United but are still in the hunt for a spot in the top four, and they’ll expect another victory against a Nottingham Forest side fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.

Forest head into the weekend 17th in the standings but in high spirits after an emphatic 3-1 thumping of Fulham. This will be the first time Nuno Espirito Santo returns to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since his departure from the club in November 2021.

Here’s all you need to know about this one.

Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest H2H record (Last Five Games)

Current form (all competitions)


Nottingham Forest

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham – 02/04/24

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Fulham – 02/04/24

Tottenham 2-1 Luton – 30/03/24

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Crystal Palace – 30/03/24

Fulham 3-0 Tottenham – 16/03/24

Luton 1-1 Nottingham Forest – 16/03/24

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham – 10/03/24

Brighton 1-0 Nottingham Forest – 10/03/24

Tottenham 3-1 Crystal Palace – 02/03/24

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool – 02/03/24


TV channel / live stream

United Kingdom

Sky Sports Premier League, SKY GO Extra, Sky Ultra HD, Sky Sports Main Event

United States, SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports App, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, USA Network, UNIVERSO


fuboTV Canada

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Johnson picked up a knock last time out / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Brennan Johnson picked up a knock last time out against West Ham but is expected to retain his spot in the starting lineup – a well-deserved nod after his impressive showing.

Richarlison is out with a knee injury and remains on the sidelines alongside Manor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon and Fraser Forster.

Tottenham predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Bissouma; Johnson, Maddison, Werner; Son

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Awoniyi is unavailable / MB Media/GettyImages

Nuno is not expected to be handed any changes to the squad available to him, which is both a blessing and a curse at this point of the season.

The ongoing absence of striker Taiwo Awoniyi is an enormous blow, while defenders Willy Boly and Nuno Tavares are both likely to miss out as well.

Nottingham Forest predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Sels; Williams, Omobamidele, Murillo, Aina; Danilo, Yates; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Wood

Both these sides have the potential to be unplayable on their day, but we’ve also seen Spurs and Forest fall to some shockingly poor results this season, so you never really know what you’re going to get from either.

Forest are feeling good about themselves right now but Spurs have a point to prove after the draw with West Ham, and Postecoglou will know anything less than three points here could be fatal in their bid to reach the Champions League.

If Spurs are firing on all cylinders, this should be a comfortable victory.

Prediction: Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest


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