Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Unai Emery’s men survived a scare in their most recent clash against Aston Villa at home, which saw them make a comeback from being a goal and a man down at the break to ultimately walk away with a 3-2 win at the last blast of the whistle.
Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their previous eight games in all competitions and will be coming into the clash this week on the back of a 1-0 win over Barnsley at home. The visitors took out Derby in the previous round with an impressive 3-0 scorecard and will be hoping to pull off a similar win when they make the trip to the Emirates Stadium this week.
However, Arsenal are yet to taste defeat at home this season and are likely to give Nottingham a tough ninety minutes to endure.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of their last four meetings have gone in favor of Arsenal.
- Their previous encounter saw Nottingham Forest win by a 4-2 scoreline.
- Half of their past four clashes have seen both teams find the back of the net.
- Nottingham Forest have not kept a clean sheet in their last four games.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
The Gunners have been a much more confident bunch in their matchups on home soil and have come out on top in two of their last three games here. Furthermore, it needs saying the visitors are sixth in the ladder of a much less competitive domestic league and are by no means on par with a side as experienced as Arsenal.
Despite it all, Unai Emery’s men have not been plagued by defensive errors throughout the new season and have not kept a clean sheet at home so far.
Their counterparts for the week have found the back of the net at least once in each of their last five outings. Given that their previous head to head encounter here also saw goals down each end, expect both teams to get their names on the scoresheet in this one.
Additionally, seven of the eleven goals for Arsenal in the league have come in the latter forty-five minutes of the game. Taking into account that they have been scoring two goals or more post the restart in their last two clashes in a row here as well, by all means, count on the Gunners to contribute over 1.5 goals to the scoreboards in the second half.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3)
Over 1.5 second-half goals @ 1.60 (2/3).