Nottingham Forest v Brentford live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Premier League clash

Nottingham Forest v Brentford live stream
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Nottingham Forest v Brentford live stream and match preview, Saturday 5 November, 3.00pm GMT

Nottingham Forest v Brentford live stream and match preview

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Nottingham Forest will be hoping to climb off the foot of the Premier League table when Brentford visit on Saturday afternoon.

Forest earned a stunning 1-0 victory over Liverpool in their last home game – just their second win of the season – but were brought crashing back to earth with a 5-0 hammering at Arsenal last weekend.

Steve Cooper’s side are propping up the standings with nine points from 13 games, but they remain just three points from the dizzy heights of 15th place.

Brentford are enjoying another solid campaign and sit 11th, but they have hit a rut recently and are without a win in three games.

Draws at home to Chelsea and Wolves came either side of a 4-0 defeat away to Aston Villa, and the Bees will be looking at this as a good chance to revive their flagging form.

It is the first ever top-flight meeting between the two clubs, although they’ve had their fair share of clashes in the second tier.

Forest have won three of their last five clashes, although Brentford notched a win and a draw the last time they shared a division, the 2020/21 Championship season.

The Nottingham club need to tighten up at the back if they are to move up the table; their record of 28 goals conceded in 13 games is the club’s highest since 1960/61, when they let in 31.

Team news

Forest are missing four players through injury: Jack Colback, Harry Toffolo, Moussa Niakhate and Omar Richards.

Manager Steve Cooper makes three changes from the team that started against Arsenal, with Neco Williams, Emmanuel Dennis and Brennan Johnson coming in to replace Renan Lodi, Taiwo Awoniyi and Jesse Lingard.

The major blow for Brentford is that star striker Ivan Toney is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards.

He is replaced by Keane Lewis-Potter, while Mads Roerslev makes way for Kristoffer Ajer.

Thomas Strakosha, Aaron Hickey and Pontus Jansson and Christian Norgaard are all out, but Mathias Jensen has shaken off a knock and starts against Forest.

Form

Nottingham Forest: LWDLD

Brentford: DLDWL

Referee

Andre Mariner will be the referee for Nottingham Forest v Brentford.

Stadium

Nottingham Forest v Brentford  will be played at the City Ground. 

Other games

Nottingham Forest v Brentford is one of four 3pm kick-offs on Saturday, along with Manchester City v Fulham, Wolves v Brighton and Leeds v Bournemouth. 

Everton v Leicester is the late game at 5.30pm. 

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 3:00pm BST on Saturday 5 November and the game is not being shown in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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