February 21, 2024

Steve Cooper’s team hasn’t won in more than two months; their most recent triumph was against Chelsea in September, which came about as a result of an Anthony Elanga goal.

On Sunday, Forest will play another challenging matchup against Aston Villa, who under manager Unai Emery have had a fantastic start to the new season and are presently in fifth position.

Although former Derby County player Savage acknowledges that Forest needs to win to maintain their strong home record, he believes Villa will win the game at the City Ground and pick up all three points.

Savage predicts another Aston Villa win

In his column with Football365, the pundit has predicted a comfortable victory for Emery’s side at the City Ground.

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“Aston Villa are in fine form, unbeaten in their last six in all competitions and scoring goals. Ollie Watkins is in fine form, Douglas Luiz also playing well, he’s been a key player for them.

“What a job Unai Emery has done. Nottingham Forest need to win this one. Their home form last season was one of the reasons they stayed in the Premier League. It’s not as good this year.

“It’s a game they’ll be looking to win, but I don’t think they will.

“Aston Villa, aren’t great on the road, but I think they’ve got enough to beat Forest.”

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Aston Villa

Can Cooper mastermind an upset?

In recent times, Steve Cooper’s side have made the City Ground a fortress only losing two of the last 19 league home matches.

Sunday’s game will be another tough test, facing a side who have only suffered two defeats in the Premier League so far this season.

Emery’s side haven’t lost since they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield back on September 3rd, with Villa looking to move into the top four this weekend.

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