The Premier League is back once again this weekend as we get ready for the final set of February fixtures this season. English football’s top flight has been producing some incredible games all campaign long and as we look ahead to the next few months, we expect more of the same. Today, we’ll look at what should be an entertaining clash between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.Aston Villa Form Guide
Aston Villa fans are on cloud nine right now. They’re looking good in the Conference League, they are in the top four mix in the Premier League, and their home form is out of this world. The boys from the second city are absolutely flying under Unai Emery and if they can carry this momentum forward, there are a lot of options for the club - and they’re all pretty exciting.
Villa know that there’s a certain expectation on their shoulders these days and against Fulham, they were able to live up to that. Sure, they had a few nervy moments here and there, but in the end they came away with a much needed 2-1 win to keep themselves in the top four.Nottingham Forest Form Guide
There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding Nottingham Forest right now. While there’s excitement stemming from Nuno Espirito Santo’s start as manager, they also have a possible points deduction hanging over their head. The priority is going to be staying in the Premier League, and they certainly have the quality necessary to end up in 17th or higher this season.
Yes, West Ham only had ten men, but we shouldn’t be taking away from Nottingham Forest’s confident and composed 2-0 win last Saturday. It was the best they’ve looked in quite a few weeks, and it certainly gives them certainly to build off of in their next few games.Match Prediction
In this West Midlands vs East Midlands derby, you’d have to imagine we’re going to get some explosive football at both ends of the pitch. Villa and Forest are both willing to leave it all on the line and as such, we’re confident in predicting over 2.5 goals will be scored here.