Aston Villa may be set for another crucial Premier League victory v Notts Forest as expert shares injury update.
When Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa play in the Premier League on Sunday, November 5, Nottingham Forest will be missing five first-team players, giving Villa the much-needed opportunity to continue their winning streak.
Just two players may have a late fitness test prior to Sunday’s match at the City Ground. Injury expert Ben Dinnery provided the information on his website, listing the players who are “ruled out” and unavailable.
Chris Wood, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Prior to the Aston Villa match, Danilo and Taiwo Awoniyi will have late fitness tests. Gonzalo Montiel and Divock Origi are both “ruled out” of play. Felipe, a key defender, is only 25% fit.
The absence of all seven of those players, who are essential to Steve Cooper’s club, means that Forest will be extremely shorthanded against Unai Emery’s explosive outfit on Sunday.
Since their 1-0 triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of September (SofaScore), Forest has actually not experienced a Premier League win, drawing four and losing two instead.
They have only managed four goals in those six games, two of which came from the sidelined Wood during their 2-2 tie with Luton Town on October 21.
Although they have one of the lowest goal scoring records in the division and have shown themselves to be goal shy thus far this season, Villa will go up against one of the strongest teams in the league, having scored 26 goals from their first 10 games, tied with Newcastle United.
Emery will have the ideal opportunity to extend Villa’s winning league run to three games and their unbeaten run to seven games after their 3-0 loss to Liverpool – the same weekend Forest beat Chelsea – if all of Cooper’s striker options are doubtful for Sunday’s crucial match.
With an admirable Villa, who are currently fifth in the rankings, have achieved their greatest start to a season since the 1998–1999 campaign with 22 points from their first 10 games. It has been 70 years since the Villans last had seven wins from their first 10 games of a top-tier season.
Preceding their victory against Luton were two 4-1 thumpings of AZ Alkmaar and West Ham United. With 11 goals from their previous three games, Villa should be well-positioned to defeat their Midlands rivals on Sunday when they travel to Nottingham.
Furthermore, Forest doesn’t find the predictions very encouraging given that they haven’t defeated their opponents in the top division since 1994. By the conclusion of the weekend, Aston Villa might just be a few points off of the top spots.