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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Live Stream, Predictions
Nottingham Forest will take to the pitch with visiting rivals Arsenal at The City Ground in the Premier League game on Saturday.
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📊 Form Guide
Nottingham Forest go into this match following a 2-2 Premier League drawn game vs Chelsea.
In that match, Nottingham Forest had 24% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Nottingham Forest was Taiwo Awoniyi (13', 62'). For their opponents, Chelsea got 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Raheem Sterling (51', 58') scored for Chelsea.
At least three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Nottingham Forest have taken part. Their opponents scored 13 times in this period while Nottingham Forest managed a tally of 12. That being said, we will just have to wait and see if that trend shall be sustained in this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Nottingham Forest:
- are winless against Arsenal in their previous 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Brighton & Hove Albion in Premier League competition, Arsenal and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Arsenal had 41% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Brighton & Hove Albion got 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Julio César Enciso (51'), Deniz Undav (86') and Pervis Estupiñán (96') scored for Brighton & Hove Albion.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Arsenal, at least three goals have gone in. The average goals scored per game during that spell is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Arsenal being 1.83.
🤜🤛 Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes dating back to 16/01/1999 shows that Nottingham Forest have won 2 of these games & Arsenal 4, with the tally of draws being 0.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Premier League match day 14 on 30/10/2022 when it finished Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest.
On that occasion, Arsenal managed 69% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 10 on target. The goalscorers were Gabriel Martinelli (5'), Reiss Nelson (49', 52'), Thomas Partey (57') and Martin Ødegaard (78').
Nottingham Forest had 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Simon Hooper.
📋 Team News: Nottingham Forest
Willy Boly (Hamstring Injury), Dean Henderson (Thigh Problems), Scott McKenna (Shoulder Injury), Neco Williams (Facial Fracture), Omar Richards (Fractured Leg), Chris Wood (Hamstring Injury) and Giulian Biancone (Knee Injury) will not be able to play for Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper.
It’s our opinion that The Reds may well use the 4-3-2-1 system for this game featuring Keylor Navas, Serge Aurier, Felipe, Moussa Niakhate, Renan Lodi, Ryan Yates, Orel Mangala, Danilo, Brennan Johnson, Morgan Gibbs-White and Taiwo Awoniyi.
📋 Team News: Arsenal
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has a number of players out of action. Mohamed Elneny (Knee Injury), William Saliba (Back Injury), Gabriel Martinelli (Ankle Injury), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (Knee Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
We are inclined to think that The Gunners seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Jakub Kiwior, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney, Martin Oedegaard, Jorginho, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard.
In our view, Nottingham Forest have it in them to score against this Arsenal outfit, although one goal possibly won’t quite be good enough.
We are therefore anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning score for Arsenal after the 90. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 00:40 16/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,332)
Captain: Joe Worrall
Chairman: Nicholas Randall QC
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Premier League position 16
🔑 Key Player: Taiwo Awoniyi
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Taiwo Awoniyi was born in Ilorin, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for FSV Frankfurt in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 8 league goals in this Premier League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 25 appearances.
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