Everton vs Nottingham Forest: prediction for the English Premier League match
Evertonwere very close to relegation to the Championship last season. They recorded 11 wins and six draws, which brought them 39 points and 16th place in the final table. The team delivered only 43 goals, which is a very poor attacking record for the Premier League.
The Toffees started their new Premier League campaign with a loss to Chelsea (0:1). In the second round, Frank Lampard's side suffered a defeat to Aston Villa (1:2).
Today, the hosts will be without Godfrey, Mina, Doucoure, Townsend, Calvert-Lewin.
Nottingham Forest are back in the Premier League after 23 years. They finished in 4th place in the Championship and won the playoffs to advance to the top tier of English football.
The Tricky Trees signed Taiwo Awoniyi (20.5 million), Neco Williams (20 million), and Moussa Niakhaté (10 million) in the offseason. After a 0:2 loss to Newcastle, Nottingham Forest upset West Ham (1:0).
Richards, Colback,and Yates have been ruled out of this fixture.
The hosts have not won in this edition of the Premier League.
In 3 of the last 5 games of the visitors, goals were scored in both halves.
In 3 of the last 5 games of the hosts, this bet won.
Everton and Nottingham Forest haven't crossed paths in 23 years. Last time that happened, the Tricky Trees won, and we think, they have a decent chance today, too. The hosts have too many injuries and they havent' picked up form yet. Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, won the last game, and might be able to build on that success. We suggest betting on double chance for the visitors.
Our prediction — Nottingham Forest to not lose
It is likely that both sides will choose defensive tactics. Both opponents struggled to create scoring chances in the first two rounds, but can potentially deliver reliable performances on defense.
Second wager — total under 2.5 goals