Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Prediction, Preview & Odds – Premier League
We have a Nottingham Forest v Arsenal prediction and preview plus betting odds for you ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Match Info
Venue: City Ground, Nottingham
When? 5.30 pm, Saturday the 21st of May.
What Channel? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Odds
Nottingham Forest are underdogs who can be currently gotten at 9/2, Arsenal are 11/20 and the draw is 10/3. 91% of bettors are favouring Arsenal (at the time of writing), 7% favour Forest while just 2% have backed the draw.
The Form – Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Arsenal have been excellent in the Premier League this season going from a fifth finish last season to securing at least second position with three games remaining and are still in contention for their first league title since 2004. From 35 matches played they have 25 wins, 6 draws and just 4 defeats.
The Gunners’ 83 goals scored this season is only bettered by Man City with 89 goals and their 39 goals conceded is only bettered by Man City with 31 and Newcastle with 29.
Arteta’s side have two wins, two draws and one defeat in their last five matches but notably two wins in their last two as they look to pile pressure on Man City at the top of the table. Arsenal are coming off a 0-2 win over Newcastle and will fancy their chances of grabbing another important win on Sunday.
Brighton has also had an excellent season going from a ninth finish last year to being currently positioned in seventh with two games in hand on those around them.
The Seagulls are very likely to earn at least a Europa League slot for next season whilst still harbouring outside hopes of Champions League football. From 333 matches played, they have 16 wins, 7 draws and just the 10 defeats.
Their 63 goals scored this season is good enough to be the league fifth best attack while their 45 goals conceded is the joint-seventh-best defence. Roberto De Zerbi’s side have three wins and two defeats in their last five matches and are coming into this fixture on the back of a shock 1-5 defeat to Everton last weekend.
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Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Preview
Arsenal boost the second-best attack this season with 83 goals scoring an average of 2.30 goals per match across their 36 matches. This record is nine goals less than Man City with one extra match played.
Arsenal boasts a rounded attack where they like to hold possession, but the majority of their attacking freedom comes along the flanks with Martinelli having 15 goals and 5 assists, Saka 13 goals and 11 assists along with attacking midfielder Ødegaard who has 15 goals and 7 assists all contributing to an excellent season for The Gunners.
Nottingham Forest’s Defence
Nottingham Forest has conceded 67 goals this season an average of 1.86 goals per match across their 36 games, only two teams in the division have conceded less than them Leeds (71) and Leicester (67) form at the back which has the team in relegation trouble still with two games left to play to save their season.
Nottingham operates an aggressive style of defending which leads them to giving up fouls in dangerous areas, which isn’t good when they aren’t very effective at defending set-pieces.
Nottingham Forest’s Attack
Forest have scored 36 goals this season (along with Chelsea) with only Wolves (30), Everton (32) and Southampton (31) scoring less goals. Forest adopt a long-ball attacking game where they try and pick out their players on the flanks and get crosses in.
Their main attacking threat and star man is Brennan Johnson who has 8 goals and 3 assists this season and Morgan Gibbs White who has 5 goals and 7 assists this season. Without those two in particularly they would be already relegated.
Arsenal’s defence has conceded 42 goals this season an average of 1.16 goals per match which is good enough for the joint fourth-best defence with Liverpool having conceded more goals than Man City (31), Newcastle (32) along with Man United and Chelsea (41). Arsenal dominates the ball and like to play a high-line offside trap to prevent the counter.
They have conceded 11 goals in their last five league matches an average of 2.2 goals per game which suggests they have become more vulnerable at the back in recent weeks albeit four of those goals were against Man City.
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Prediction
Prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-3 Arsenal
Arsenal will be looking to pile any sort of pressure they can on Man City who play on Sunday. If Arsenal do not win at the weekend their title challenge will be over, and if they win their faint hopes will remain.
Expect them to do the job and win before Man City make the win pointless one day later.
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