Nottingham Forest vs Everton – 05/03/2023
One of the biggest fixtures in the English Premier League this weekend takes place at the City Ground as Nottingham Forest Meet Everton.
The game will take place on Sunday the 5th of March and the hosts begin this round of matches in 13th place on 25 points while the visitors are in 18th place on 21 points.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) March 2, 2023
Nottingham Forest come into the game having lost 4-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend.
It was a disappointing loss against a team currently below Nottingham Forest in the table, especially as the score was 0-0 going into the final 20 minutes. West Ham United scored 4 goals in the last 19 minutes of the match to take all 3 points.
Nottingham Forest have failed to win their 3 most recent games, all of which have come in the Premier League.
There have been defeats against Fulham and West Ham United away in the Premier League plus a 1-1 draw at home with Manchester City, also in the league. Nottingham Forest have recorded 1 victory in their last 7 matches in all competitions and that came at home against Leeds United in the Premier League.
Trends show Nottingham Forest are tough to beat at home and they are undefeated in their last 8 home Premier League games in a row. Four of those 8 matches have ended in a draw with both teams scoring.
Everton travel to the City Ground having lost 4-0 at Arsenal on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
The Toffees could not survive until half time without conceding and Arsenal made the breakthrough in the 40th minute. The Gunners added a second goal on the stroke of half time and Everton conceded 2 more goals in the second half.
That result means Everton have lost 3 of their last 4 matches, all of which have come in the Premier League.
There have been defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal away plus a 2-0 home defeat against Aston Villa. Away form in the Premier League shows Everton have failed to win any of their last 8 matches and have recorded just a single win from their 14 most recent away trips in the league.
Everton are in an unfortunate period, having won just 3 of their last 36 away matches in all competitions.
Team news and Nottingham Forest are without the injured duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Giulian Biancone. They also have doubts over the fitness of Serge Aurier, Scott Mckenna, Willy Boly, Ryan Yates, Dean Henderson, Cheikhou Kouyate, Moussa Niakhate, and Omar Richards.
Everton are hoping key striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin will return to fitness for this game. James Garner, Nathan Patterson, and Andros Townsend are also doubts.
It is difficult to pick a winner from this match and despite being tough to beat a home, Nottingham Forest have drawn a lot of recent league games at the City Ground. This is another match that could end level, with both teams scoring.