Chris Sutton predicts result of West Ham United clash v Nottingham Forest for BBC Sport that saddens David Moyes
When West Ham United takes on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Sunday, November 12, Chris Sutton believes the team will get back to winning ways.
According to the BBC Sport analyst, David Moyes’ team will build on their Europa League victory over Olympiacos on Thursday, November 9, to win the League for the first time in five games, with the Hammers likely to prevail 2-1.
Steve Cooper’s Forest team is coming into the game on Sunday fresh off an outstanding victory against Aston Villa. Sutton feels Moyes’ team will have enough to win, even if Forest will provide some challenges to West Ham.
It’s four league losses in a row for West Ham now, and they are sliding away a bit after starting the season so well, the pundit wrote in his BBC Sport Premier League predictions on November 9.
David Moyes has expressed dissatisfaction with the manner the team has given up goals that have cost them games, even though I don’t think they have been playing all that poorly.
Nevertheless, I really think they’re going to nick this one.” West Ham will manage to win even though Nottingham Forest, whose away performance has significantly improved, will likely want to keep things close.
At the London Stadium, Moyes always manages to defuse pressure when it seems to be building, and this Sunday’s matchup between West Ham and Forest presents the Scotsman with the ideal chance to get back into form in the Premier League.
West Ham needs to win this match, especially in front of their home supporters, if they hope to have any chance of making it to Europe again this season. Cooper’s team has shown promise at times this season and is currently just one point behind the Irons.
The Hammers’ biggest weakness has been their defensive errors, which proved costly in the team’s most recent loss to Brentford. Forest, on the other hand, has the talent to punish West Ham should they make a mistake on Sunday.
However, if the Irons can get going, they have enough attacking talent to put Forest to shame. If players like Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus are playing at their peak, West Ham should be able to snap their losing streak and meet Sutton’s forecast.
It’s possible that Moyes may come under increasing pressure following another Premier League loss.