Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest predictions: Cherries can add to Forest woes
Nottingham Forest are looking over their shoulders as they remain just out of the relegation zone after losing their last two Premier League games, while they needed extra time after a replay against Blackpool before being held by Bristol City in the FA Cup.
Forest next take on a Bournemouth side that have been in solid form recently, with eight wins in their last 12 games while suffering just two defeats to Tottenham and Liverpool.
Enes Unal signed for Bournemouth on the final day of the transfer window but may not be rushed into the starting lineup for this clash.
James Hill, Tyler Adams, Max Aarons, Ryan Fredericks and Darren Randolph are all absent for the Cherries but Dango Ouattara is in with a chance of featuring after his return from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Matz Sels may make his Nottingham Forest debut while fellow January arrivals Giovanni Reyna and Rodrigo Ribeiro could also feature.
Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate have returned from international duty but Ola Aina, Ibrahim Sangare, Willy Boly and Serge Aurier are all still absent.
Divock Origi and Chris Wood are doubts so Taiwo Awoniyi could return to the starting lineup.
This could be a high-scoring affair as four of Nottingham Forest's last five Premier League away games have seen four or more goals.
On a similar theme, 13 of Bournemouth’s last 16 league games have gone over 2.5 goals.
The Tricky Trees have taken just eight points from a possible 33 on the road this season.
Nuno Espirito Santo managed to bring about some improvement on his arrival at Nottingham Forest but back-to-back defeats against Brentford and Arsenal respectively have kept them in danger of relegation.
Forest are just a point and a place clear of the relegation zone and will need to improve their away form if they are to stay in the division, having lost seven of their 11 away games in the Premier League so far this season.
Nuno's men take on Bournemouth and face a tough challenge against the Cherries, who have been in good form recent months.
Andoni Iraola's charges have won six of their last 10 league matches and were unlucky not to get three points against West Ham in midweek.
The only teams to beat the hosts in their last 15 matches are in the top five so it is clear that a quality side is needed to get the better of them.
The last 20 games they have played in all competitions have seen at least two goals so side with the Cherries to claim the victory in a game with over 1.5 goals.
Win up to £250,000 with LiveScore 6!
Win up to £250,000 with our free-to-play game, LiveScore 6!