Crystal Palace vs Forest EPL Betting prediction

EPL Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Prediction 3/30/2024

Crystal Palace (7-13-8) travel to face off against Nottingham Forest (6-16-7) on Saturday, March 30th. This match will be played at The City Ground in Nottingham. Both Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 11:00 AM ET.

Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest

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Crystal Palace Is Coming Off A Draw

Crystal Palace will be looking to get back on the winning track after picking up a draw vs. Luton Town. Going into that matchup, they were the slight favorite at home, with a money line of -111. The two combined goals were just short of the line of 2.5 goals.

Crystal Palace’s attack took a total of 21 shots, but only four of these were on target. Jean-Philippe Mateta was the only player to score, with Daniel Munoz being credited with the assist. Mateta took four shots and scored on one of his two on target.

On the defensive end, Crystal Palace allowed a total of eight shots, and Luton Town’s only goal came on their second shot on target. Crystal Palace’s defenders intercepted 10 passes and finished with eight blocked shots.

Through 28 matches, Crystal Palace has a record of 7-13-8, putting them 14th in the EPL. They have struggled on the road, going just 3-7-4. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, including a draw vs. 17th-ranked Luton Town FC. Following this match, they will be on the road again, taking on AFC Bournemouth, who is currently four points ahead of them in the standings.

Nottingham Forest Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Nottingham Forest played Luton Town to a draw, with the match finishing 1-1. This match took place on Luton Town’s home pitch. The draw payout for Nottingham Forest was +155.0, and the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Nottingham’s attack took a total of 16 shots, with six being on target. They got their only goal from Chris Wood, who took just one overall shot and one shot on target. Morgan Gibbs-White was the leader for Nottingham in terms of total shots, finishing without a goal on his four attempts.

On the defensive end, Nottingham allowed a total of 10 shots, three of which were on target. Matz Sels finished with three saves and allowed one goal. Luton Town finished the match with six corner kicks.

Through 29 matches, Nottingham Forest has a record of 6-16-7, which has them sitting in 18th place in the EPL. Over their last six matches, they have just one win, going 1-4-1. In their most recent match, they played to a 1-1 draw vs. Luton Town FC. On the road this season, they have just two wins, going 2-9-4. After this match vs. Crystal Palace, they will be back in action on Tuesday, April 2nd, when they take on Fulham FC at home.

Crystal Palace Offense Breakdown

Crystal Palace’s offense has been average this season, scoring 1.2 goals per match, which is 17th in the EPL. Michael Olise has been their top scorer this season, finding the back of the net six times, which is 53rd in the league. Eberechi Eze has also been a key contributor, leading the team in shots on goal and ranking 22nd in the EPL. Jordan Ayew has been the team’s top playmaker, ranking 19th in the league in assists. Overall, Crystal Palace has had more corners than their opponents in 53.6% of their matches this season.

Nottingham Forest Offense Breakdown

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Nottingham Forest has scored 1.2 goals per match this season, which is 16th in the EPL. This is the 4th straight match in which they’ve scored less than their season average. Chris Wood is their top scorer with 9 goals, which is 15th in the league. Anthony Elanga is their leader in assists and shots on goal. His 7 assists are 14th in the league, while his 21 shots on goal are 23rd. He’s also scored 5 goals this season.

Crystal Palace Defense Breakdown

Crystal Palace’s defense has been up and down over their last six matches, but they are coming off a solid performance against Luton Town FC, who is 15th in scoring. Overall, they are 12th in goals allowed this season, and they are 10th in blocked shots and interceptions. Keeper Sam Johnstone is 7th in clean sheets and 18th in saves. Over their last six matches, they have given up an average of 2.0 goals per match.

Nottingham Forest Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest’s defense is coming off a strong performance against Luton Town FC, who is 15th in scoring. Over their last seven matches, they have given up an average of 1.4 goals per match. Overall, they are 15th in goals allowed this season. Keeper Matt Turner is 18th in clean sheets and 15th in saves.

Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

With both teams coming in with nearly identical numbers in terms of goals allowed and interceptions, we have this EPL matchup between Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest ending in a 1-1 draw, which is currently paying out at +230. This season, both Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace are in the middle of the pack in terms of shooting percentage, and our projections are giving each team four shots on goal. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Chris Wood for Nottingham Forest, while we are giving Jean-Philippe Mateta the best odds to score for Crystal Palace.

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