As they support their side at home during a Premier League game for the first time in 23 years, Forest supporters will undoubtedly generate an amazing atmosphere.
If Forest want to stay in the top division this season, they will need to make the most of the City Ground, and after a disappointing away performance against Newcastle United, this game may be the one that gets their season started.
Steve Cooper's team has scored three goals per game in their last four competitive home games and has yet to lose a league game at home in 2022. The Premier League, though, is a different beast, and the UEFA Europa League semi-finalists will not be taken lightly.
West Ham's defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City was not unexpected, so Davis Moyes will be hoping to kick start his team's season during this fixture as he aims to qualify for European football for the third season in a row.
However, if the Hammers are to bring anything back to London, they must improve their away form. West Ham have won just one of their last eight away games (W1, D1, L6).
Last season, the London team earned 24 out of a possible 57 points on the road; if they hope to contend for a Champions League spot this season, they will need to increase that total.
The possibility that Scott McKenna may miss this match has dealt Forest a potentially significant injury blow.
"He's picked up something in training unfortunately and is a big doubt. We'll give him every chance," Steve Cooper told the local media. "If he doesn't make it then it gives someone else a chance and we look forward to being the best we can be at the weekend."
Other than that, the squad is the same as it was against Newcastle United last weekend. That indicates that midfielder Ryan Yates and central defender Steve Cook are both still sidelined due to injury.
Omar Richards remains ruled out indefinitely with a hairline fracture.
Henderson; Biancone, Worrall, Niakhaté; Williams, Yates, O’Brien, Toffolo; Lingard; Johnson, Awoniyi
Areola; Coufal, Johnson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio
Johnson was by far Forest's most dangerous goal threat last season, registering 19 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, with 17 of those goal involvements coming at home.
The 21-year-old has opened the scoring in four of his last five goalscoring games for Forest and will be eager to get off to a good start in his first Premier League season.
Where is the game being played?
What time is kick-off?
This match is on Sunday, August 14, and kicks off at 14:00pm.
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