The top football betting sites gave Nottingham Forest more than a fighting chance of staying up before the 2022-23 season kicked off. The Tricky Trees captured a number of notable players including Jesse Lingard, Taiwo Awoniyi and Dean Henderson, although they looked all at sea when losing 4-0 at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.

Many were anticipating that manager Steve Cooper might be getting his marching orders after that drubbing and the Premier League Sack Race betting market indicates that the Welshman might be only one game away from being dismissed. Can Forest succeed as betting outsiders and beat a modest Aston Villa team?

The Villans look a short price when you compare the Premier League football odds. We wouldn’t be too keen backing Steven Gerrard’s side as betting favourites, especially when they are trading at odds-against. The visitors have failed to land a victory on the road this term and three of the four clashes have ended in a defeat.

The best betting angle could be to back a low goal count in this clash. The last three Aston Villa matches have been low-scoring, with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City being followed by a 1-0 win over Southampton before a goalless draw at Leeds. You could alternatively opt for the BTTS No option.


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