Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest EPL Betting Prediction

EPL Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Prediction 3/2/2024

Liverpool (18-2-6) travel to face off against Nottingham Forest (6-14-6) on Saturday, March 02nd. This match will be played at The City Ground in Nottingham. Liverpool is coming off a win in their previous match, while Nottingham Forest will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Liverpool. The match is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET.

Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest

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Liverpool Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Liverpool hosted Luton Town FC and picked up a 4-1 win. The over/under line for this match was 3.5 goals, and the five combined goals easily surpassed this figure. The offensive attack for Liverpool was led by Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo, who combined to score two goals.

Luis Diaz scored on just one of his ten total shots and took five shots on goal. Cody Gakpo needed just eight total shots to score one time, and overall, Liverpool took 29 shots and 13 shots on goal.

On the defensive end, Liverpool allowed just three shots on goal and 12 total shots. Caoimhin Kelleher made two saves and gave up one goal. Virgil van Dijk and Harvey Elliott were two of the players that each finished with a goal and an assist.

Through 26 matches, Liverpool has a record of 18-2-6, which has them in first place in the EPL. They have won three straight matches, and over their last seven matches, they are 6-1. Overall, they have been favored in 23 of their matches, going 17-1-5 in those games. On Sunday, March 10th, they will take on Manchester City FC at home.

Nottingham Forest Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Nottingham Forest will be looking to get back on track after falling to Aston Villa by a score of 4-2. This match was played on their home pitch, but they went into the match as the heavy underdog at +460. The six combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Nottingham Forest scored on two of their three shots on goal and 10 total shots. Moussa Niakhate and Morgan Gibbs-White were the two players to find the net, with each of these players finding the net on their only shot.

Matz Sels finished with two saves on Aston Villa’s six shots on goal. Overall, Aston Villa took 16 shots, and Nottingham’s defense finished with just one block while intercepting six passes.

Through 26 matches, Nottingham Forest has a record of 6-14-6, which has them in 16th place in the EPL. They have struggled on the road, going just 2-8-3, and have dropped four of their last seven matches. They will be looking to get back on track after a 4-2 loss to Aston Villa on February 24th. Following this match against Liverpool, they will be on the road once again, taking on Brighton & Hove Albion FC on March 10th.

Liverpool Offense Breakdown

For the season, Liverpool is averaging 2.3 goals per match, which is second in the EPL. They have scored more than that average in three straight matches. They are also first in the league in shots on goal and have taken more shots on goal than their average in three straight matches. They are also third in the league in corners and have had more corners than their opponent in 57.7% of their matches. Mohamed Salah is the leading scorer for Liverpool and is second in the EPL with 15 goals. He also leads the team in assists. Darwin Núñez is second on the team in goals and leads the club in shots on goal.

Nottingham Forest Offense Breakdown

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Nottingham Forest’s offense has been solid this season, averaging 1.3 goals per match, which is 15th in the EPL. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Chris Wood is their leading scorer, ranking 20th in the EPL with eight goals. Anthony Elanga is 52nd in the league in goals scored, but he leads the team in assists and is 8th in the EPL in that category. He is also 25th in the league in shots on goal.

Liverpool Defense Breakdown

Over their last six matches, Liverpool has given up an average of 1.2 goals per match. They have been solid as of late, giving up just one goal in three of their last four matches. They have also faced some tough offenses during this stretch, including Arsenal and Chelsea. Overall, Liverpool’s defense is 2nd in the EPL, giving up just 1.0 goals per match. Keeper Alisson is 4th in the EPL with seven clean sheets this season.

Nottingham Forest Defense Breakdown

Nottingham Forest’s defense has been up and down of late, as they have given up three goals twice in their last seven matches. However, they have also posted two clean sheets during this stretch. Overall, they are 16th in the EPL in goals allowed, giving up 1.8 goals per match. They will be facing a Liverpool offense that is 2nd in the league in scoring. Keeper Matt Turner is 18th in the EPL with two clean sheets and 14th in saves.

Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Given that Liverpool comes in as the better offensive team, our projections have them taking down Nottingham Forest by a score of 2-1. Luis Diaz is the player with the best odds to score a goal for Liverpool, while Chris Wood is the top projected goal scorer for Nottingham Forest. Looking at the money line odds, we like Liverpool at -200.

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