Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest
English Premier League
Date: 28 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Nottingham Forest took seven out of nine possible points from the previous three Premier League games to remove all doubts about their top-flight status for the next season.
A shocking 1-0 home win over Arsenal seven days ago mathematically secured survival for the Forest who have no pressure whatsoever ahead of the final day fixture against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park.
Nottingham Forest deserved to stay up merely thanks to their stellar home record. Away from The City Ground, it has been a completely different story for Steve Cooper and his men.
They won 1, drew 4, and lost 13 of 18 league fixtures on the road with a horrendous 10-43 goal difference along the way.
The Reds will go into this off the back of eight defeats and a draw in the last nine away fixtures, conceding at least two goals in every single one of them.
This will be the music to the ears of Eberechi Eze and company who will be looking to finish the season on a high note in front of the home fans.
Crystal Palace have generally grown in form drastically since the arrival of Roy Hodgson on the bench.
This could potentially be his last game in charge ever (considering his age) which should only serve as an additional motivation for the Eagles on Sunday.
Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-head
- Crystal Palace have been struggling to get a result against Nottingham Forest over the course of history, winning just 11 of the previous 44 encounters with the Reds.
- The Eagles are winless in the previous five meetings with Nottingham Forest, a run that includes a 1-0 defeat in November last year at The City Ground.
- Only one of the previous four head to head outings between these rivals saw three or more goals scored.
Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
Nottingham Forest have been dreadful on the road all season long. They have nothing to play for on Sunday and they have allowed at least two goals in nine consecutive away fixtures in the Premier League.
We are more than happy to back Palace to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.75, while you can alternatively take the 3.00 odds for the Eagles’ top scorer Eberechi Eze (also on penalties) to score anytime here.
Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
Crystal Palace to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.75 (7/4)
Eberechi Eze to score anytime @ 3.00 (2/1) odd.