Nottingham Forest vs West Ham Preview
West Ham make the journey up to Nottingham this Sunday for their first away match of the new Premier League season, as they face newly promoted side Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
The last time the two sides met was over 8 and a half years ago in January 2014 for an FA Cup tie, which Forest went on to win 5-0.
The Hammers come into this weekends game off the back of a 2-0 loss at home to last seasons champions Manchester City.
Last Sundays game was one to forget for David Moyes’ side, as apart from a few chances early in the game, they didn’t cause many problems for the City defence.
Hammers fans will be relieved that they won’t be facing Erling Haaland again this weekend, but they will be up against a familiar face in Jesse Lingard.
Lingard enjoyed a great loan spell at the London Stadium in the second half of the 2020/21 season, scoring 9 times in 16 games. This time around the attacking midfielder will be wearing red and white instead of claret and blue, as he was one of many new additions to this Forest side.
Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest also suffered a 2-0 defeat on the opening day, with their loss coming away at Newcastle United.
Just like West Ham, it was one to forget for Forest, and they have their sights set on 3 points at the City Ground this Sunday.
Fans of Nottingham Forest are up for it this weekend, as they will be able to see Premier League action at the City Ground for the first time since the 1998/99 season. It will also be the first time they can see a few of their many new signings.
In his pre match press conference, West Ham boss David Moyes hinted at potential first starts for new signings Gianluca Scamacca and Maxwel Cornet, as well as providing injury updates on some players.
“Lukasz (Fabianski) got a knock last week and we don’t know how he’s going to be yet”. Moyes added, “Antonio had a bit of a knock as well, but he’s trained so we’d expect him to be okay”.
The game on Sunday is available to watch in the UK on Sky Sports, with kick off at 2pm.