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Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Live Stream, Predictions
The Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Sunday sees home side Crystal Palace go into battle with Nottingham Forest.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
📏 Form Guide
Crystal Palace head into this game following a 2-2 Premier League tied result versus Fulham.
In that match, Crystal Palace managed 51% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Crystal Palace, the goalscorers were Odsonne Édouard (34') and Joel Ward (83'). Fulham got 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Aleksandar Mitrović (45', 61') was the scorer for Fulham.
Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace have hit the back of the net a sum total of 8 times in their past 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Crystal Palace:
- have not emerged victorious against Nottingham Forest in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
Nottingham Forest will go into the match after a 1-0 Premier League win to defeat Arsenal in their previous outing.
In that game, Nottingham Forest managed 18% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nottingham Forest was Taiwo Awoniyi (19'). Arsenal got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Nottingham Forest have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 11 goals in all. Defensively, Nottingham Forest seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Nottingham Forest:
- have not lost to Crystal Palace when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are without an away win for the past 9 matches in the league. A poor run.
👥 Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 07/05/2011 tells us that Crystal Palace have won 1 of these games and Nottingham Forest 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
In all, 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 from The Eagles and 10 belonging to The Reds. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league encounter between the two was Premier League match day 16 on 12/11/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Nottingham Forest 1-0 Crystal Palace.
That time, Nottingham Forest managed 32% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Morgan Gibbs-White (54').
Crystal Palace had 8 shots on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was John Brooks.
📋 Team News: Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
In all likelihood, The Eagles will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for the game featuring Sam Johnstone, Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell, C. Oumar Doucoure, Will Hughes, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew and Odsonne Edouard.
ℹ️ Team News: Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has a number of players out of action. 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) miss out here.
We believe The Reds will likely begin the game with a 3-4-2-1 system using Wayne Hennessey, Joe Worrall, Willy Boly, Moussa Niakhate, Serge Aurier, Renan Lodi, Ryan Yates, Orel Mangala, Morgan Gibbs-White, Brennan Johnson and Taiwo Awoniyi.
We’re thinking that Crystal Palace will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Nottingham Forest are also probably going to find it difficult getting goals but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be converting at least once as well.
Accordingly, we see a decent 3-1 margin for Crystal Palace when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 00:13 24/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)
Captain: Luka Milivojević
Chairman: Steve Parish
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Competitions: Premier League position 11
⭐ Star Man: Wilfried Zaha
Regularly taking up the Left Wing position, Wilfried Zaha was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After making a first senior appearance for Crystal Palace in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 7 league goals in this Premier League 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 27 appearances.
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