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Newcastle United will try to keep some momentum on Saturday when they visit City Ground to face Nottingham Forest in a 2023-24 English Premier League match. The Magpies (10-3-10) are ninth in the table but come in on a 3-1-1 run in all competitions. They finished fourth last season and continue to score goals. They came back to draw Luton Town 4-4 at St. James' Park last Saturday. Nottingham Forest (5-6-12) are seeking a league double against Newcastle after winning the road matchup 3-1 on Boxing Day. They sit 16th in the Premier League table and have lost five of their past six home matches. The Tricky Trees moved into the fifth round of the FA Cup by beating Bristol City on penalties Wednesday.

Kickoff in West Bridgford, England is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. The latest Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle odds list the Magpies as +115 favorites (risk $100 to win $115), while Forest are +220 underdogs. A draw is +260, the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5, and Newcastle are -0/5 (+105) in handicap betting. Before making any Newcastle vs. Nottingham Forest picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Jon "Buckets" Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup, and much more. In 2023 he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That includes an 86-59-5 record in the Premier League for a $3,463 profit.

Now, Eimer has broken down Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle from every angle and revealed his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Newcastle vs. Nottingham Forest:

  • Forest vs. Newcastle spread: Newcastle -0.5 (+105)
  • Forest vs. Newcastle over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Forest vs. Newcastle money line: Forest +220, Newcastle +115, Draw +260
  • NOT: Have conceded two or more goals in five of 11 home matches.
  • NEW: Have conceded at least two goals in seven of 11 away games.
  • Forest vs. Newcastle picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Newcastle

The Magpies are going to be much more rested, with Forest playing two games since Newcastle's last match on Saturday. The visitors also have a lot more talent, with Newcastle boasting 10 players with multiple goals. They have scored 48 this season, 20 more than Forest and fifth-most in the league. The Tricky Trees' 28 are fifth-fewest. Alexander Isak (10 goals) is out with an injury, but Newcastle have scored seven goals in the two games he has missed.

They have scored at least twice in six straight matches, and the comeback against Luton Town last week should give them a little spark. Sean Longstaff had a brace in the first 30 minutes, Kieran Trippier scored the third goal and Harvey Barnes had the equalizer. Trippier is second in the EPL with nine assists, and Barnes has two goals in seven games (two starts) since his return from injury. The Magpies are 4-3-1 in their past eight EPL matches at City Ground. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Nottingham Forest

The Tricky Trees should have confidence after moving on to the fifth round of the FA Cup and with a strong victory against Newcastle in their pocket. The Magpies just allowed four goals to a 17th-place side on their home turf. They have yielded at least three goals in six of their past nine EPL games. The visitors are 8-1-2 with a plus-15 goal differential at St. James' Park this season but 2-2-7 and minus-4 away from home. Forest are minus-2 at home but minus-11 on the road. 

The Magpies being without their top scorer will hurt. Newcastle put just six of their 19 shots on target against Luton Town, who were on frame with eight of their 11. Forest will make things tough on the visitors and could frustrate their shooters. The Tricky Trees are fifth in the Premier League in tackles (456) and fourth in blocks (302), deflecting 107 shots (second). Veteran Chris Wood is the top scorer with 10 goals, but is out, so Taiwo Awoniyi (five) should be the focus in attack. See which team to pick here.

How to make Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle picks

Eimer has analyzed Saturday's Premier League match from every possible angle, and he is taking Over 2.5 goals in a combination play, He also has two other confident plays, both on team totals, as well as his full breakdown of this match. He's sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Nottingham Forest vs. Newcastle on Saturday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Newcastle vs. Nottingham Forest have all the value, all from the soccer expert who earned almost 35 units on Premier League picks in 2023.