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Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace Predictions

Published on 3:00pm GMT 30 March 2024

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Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace

Both Teams To Score

Reason for tip

Both teams have scored in seven of Palace’s last eight away league games while Forest have scored and conceded in four of their last six home Premier League matches. If they had put away some good chances against Liverpool earlier this month that could have been five out of their last six.

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Draw 1-1

Reason for tip

Forest have scored only one goal in total across their last four matches in all competitions, but have conceded no more than one in all of those games. They have scored in five of their last six home league games and should get one against a Palace side that have no away clean sheets in nine, but usually score on their travels – registering exactly once in six of their last nine.

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Eberechi Eze To Score Anytime

Reason for tip

Eberechi Eze has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances and came close to scoring from the half-way line against Luton last time out.

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Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace Predictions

  • Forest have scored and conceded in four of their last six home Premier League matches
  • Both teams have scored in seven of Palace’s last eight away league games
  • Eberechi Eze has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances

Forest feeling low after points deduction

Two sides struggling for form meet at the City Ground on Saturday when Nottingham Forest host Crystal Palace in a Premier League relegation six-pointer.

A win for the home side, who have taken just one point from their last four top-flight matches, would go a long way to replacing the four points they were penalised earlier this month.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had earlier been denied a vital win at Luton by a late equalizer and come into this clash low on confidence.

Eagles look for lift-off after Marbella break

But the same can be said of the visitors, who have failed to kick on after beating Burnley 3-0 in new boss Oliver Glasner’s first official game in charge. The Eagles went down 3-1 at Tottenham after a late fightback from the home side and dropped points at home to Luton lats time out when Cauley Woodrow scored in stoppage time.

Palace could soon be boosted by the return to fitness of Michael Olise, who was outstanding before his latest injury, but the winger is unlikely to start this Saturday. Glasner took his troops to Marbella for a warm-weather training break and that can often give teams enough of a lift on their return to action.

Palace have picked up points in three of their four league games since Roy Hodgson was effectively replaced by the Austrian and this seems like another game where they can add to their 29-point tally.

Back goals at the City Ground

A draw would suit Palace more than Forest, who need to start winning games — particularly at home. But that might be the most likely outcome between two sides who have largely forgotten how to win matches — as each side’s inability to hold on against Luton illustrated.

Backing the draw could prove profitable, but it is probably safer to take the shorter odds on both teams to score. Both teams have scored in seven of Palace’s last eight away league fixtures while had Forest put away the string of opportunities they created against Liverpool, BTTS would have landed in five of their last six top-flight games at the City Ground.

In a game where Palace’s expected goals (xG) of 2.37 suggests they deserved to beat Luton,  Eberechi Eze came close to scoring from the half-way line. The attacking midfielder has scored four times in his last five Premier League games and could certainly trouble Forest’s struggling defence this Saturday with his eye for the spectacular.

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