Nottingham Forest go to the London Stadium for the first time this afternoon looking to claim a vital three points against West Ham.

The last time the Reds faced the Hammers they were still playing at Upton Park. Now, David Moyes is at the helm and he’s staring down the barrel of the sack should Forest win today.

Ahead of the game, we’ve looked at how Forest might line up in East London this afternoon.

Predicted Nottingham Forest team to play West Ham

The Forest rearguard

Sadly, the Reds couldn’t get through last weekend’s 1-1 draw without picking up another injury problem.

Predicted Nottingham Forest team
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Serge Aurier is the latest casualty and he will likely be replaced by Neco Williams today as the Ivorian starts treatment on a thigh strain.

Elsewhere, the Reds should be unchanged defensively.

Keylor Navas will start in goal, with Renan Lodi, Felipe and Joe Worrall all keeping their places.

The Forest engine room

Steve Cooper could make a chance here. Last weekend, he operated with Danilo playing as part of his front three and it had some restrictions.

We think Danilo might replace Jack Colback in central midfield today, with the 33-year-old dropping to the bench.

That could see the Brazilian line up alongside Remo Freuler and Jonjo Shelvey in the middle of the park.

Ryan Yates should be fit to return to the bench today.

Leading the Forest line

There could be one change here with last weekend’s goalscorer Chris Wood coming into the team.

Predicted Nottingham Forest team
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He might occupy the role on the left-hand side, with Morgan Gibbs-White going back through the middle.

Brennan Johnson will play on the right-hand side, with Jesse Lingard returning to the bench.

Here is how the Nottingham Forest team could line up today:

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