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Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips

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          Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips

          Crystal Palace make the journey up to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest. After a points deduction, Nottingham Forest will be looking for a big win to take them back out of the relegation zone, whereas Palace will want three points to maintain a safe distance from the drop zone.

          Date: 30/03/2024

          Kick off time: 15:00

          Location: City Ground

          The relegation battle is getting closer and closer, with 19th to 16th separated by eight points. The points deduction brought Forest back into the drop zone but Palace will be looking for a win to keep themselves from being dragged into the scrap.

          Nottingham Forest currently sit 18th in the Premier League after 29 games. Forest have six wins, seven draws and 16 losses, leaving them on 21 points, just one point from safety.

          Forest have been underwhelming in attack this season, scoring just 35 goals in 29 games, an average of just 1.21 goals a game. At the other end of the pitch they’re not much better, conceding 51 goals and keeping just four clean sheets.

          Crystal Palace sit just above Forest in 14th in the Premier League. In 28 games, The Eagles have seven wins, eight draws and 13 losses which leaves them on 29 points, eight points above the relegation zone.

          The Eagles have struggled in front of goal this season. In 28 games, Crystal Palace have scored just 33 goals giving them an average of 1.18 goals a game. However, The Eagles have been much better defensively. Crystal Palace have conceded 48 goals and have kept six clean sheets.

          Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace have met 66 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1921. Forest have the better record in the fixture with 29 wins in comparison to Palace’s 16 wins. In fact a draw is more common than a Palace win, happening on 21 occasions.

          In the last five meetings in the fixture there have been four draws and one Forest win. Other than the most recent meeting, three of those draws have had both teams on the scoresheet.

          Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace to draw @ 12/5 on William Hill

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          Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 on William Hill

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          Team News

          Nottingham Forest Team News

          Nuno Espirito Santo will be missing both Gonzalo Montiel and Chris Wood this weekend. Olaoluwa Aina, Nuno Varela Tavares and Taiwo Awoniyi, however, can all return.

          Crystal Palace Team News

          Oliver Glasner will be without Cheick Doucoure, Rob Holding, Marc Guehi and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi. However, Michael Olise, Jeffrey Schlupp and Matheus Franca can all return.

          Recent Form

          In their last five games in all competitions, Nottingham Forest have one draw and four losses.

          The trip to Villa Park was one to forget for Nottingham Forest. Ollie Watkins opened the scoring for Aston Villa in the fourth minute, and a brace from Douglas Luiz put Villa 3 - 0 up. Moussa Niakhate got Forest on the scoresheet before halftime and then Morgan Gibbs-White made it 3 - 2 early in the second half. However, a goal from Leon Bailey gave Villa the 4 - 2 win.

          In the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, Nottingham Forest hosted fellow Premier League side Manchester United. Casemiro scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute to give United the 1 - 0 win and the spot in the next round.

          Back in the Premier League, Forest took on Liverpool in a controversial match. Darwin Nunez won it for Liverpool in the 99th minute with a controversial goal, giving Liverpool the 1 - 0 win.

          The trip to Brighton saw Forest manage more shots on target in just 36% of the possession. However, an own goal from Andrew Omobamidele in the 29th minute was the only goal of the game in a 1 - 0 win for Brighton.

          The last time out for Nottingham Forest was against Luton Town. Wood opened the scoring just after the 30 minute mark to give Forest the 1 - 0 lead at halftime. Forest held on until the last minute with just 40% of the possession, but an 89th minute goal from Luke Berry rescued a 1 - 1 draw for Luton.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Crystal Palace have one win, two draws and two losses.

          Crystal Palace took a 1 - 0 lead into halftime against Chelsea through a goal from Jefferson Lerma. Former Eagle Conor Gallagher equalised just two minutes into the second half and put Chelsea into the lead in the 91st minute. Enzo Fernandez added a third in the 94th minute to give Chelsea a 3 - 1 win.

          The trip to Goodison Park saw Crystal Palace take the lead again, this time through Jordan Ayew. However, Amadou Onana scored with just five minutes to go to rescue a 1 - 1 draw for Everton.

          Crystal Palace were back to winning ways against Burnley. After the early red card to Josh Brownhill, Chris Richards, Ayew and Jean-Philippe Mateta all scored in the second half to give The Eagles the 3 - 0 win over ten-man Burnley.

          The next time out saw Crystal Palace swap South London to North London to take on Tottenham. Eberechi Eze opened the scoring with Palace’s only shot on target, The Eagles once again taking the lead. However, goals from Timo Werner, Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min gave Tottenham the 3 - 1 win.

          The most recent outing for Palace was against Luton. Mateta’s goal in the 11th minute saw Palace go ahead once again. The Eagles held on to this lead until the end of normal time, but Cauley Woodrow scored in the 96th minute to give Luton a 1 - 1 draw.

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          Where to watch

          Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace will not be shown in the U.K. due to broadcast laws, but the game can be followed on the radio on BBC Five Live or TalkSport.