With only two games left in the English Premier League season, Nottingham Forest, the Premier League betting underdog for this match, needs one more victory to officially avoid relegation.
Speaking of the title, Arsenal must win to keep hopes alive since it is four points behind Manchester City.
Nottingham Forest: Not Afraid
Last Saturday, Nottingham Forest wasn’t favored in the Premier League odds to defeat Chelsea, and it didn’t, but it managed to win a very valuable point since the match finished 2-2. Raheem Sterling and Taiwo Awoniyi shared the Man of the Match award after both scored a brace.
Keylor Navas, Nottingham’s goalkeeper, also deserves a lot of credit since Chelsea finished with six shots on target. Navas arrived mid-season and has made a huge difference. He’s playing on a loan from PSG.
Nottingham Forest has been considerably better when playing at home. Seven of its eight victories were at City Ground, including the last one, 4-3 over Southampton, scoring at least three goals in its last two home games.
Awoniyi also scored a brace against Southampton. Needless to say, he’s the main reason to consider including Nottingham Forest in your soccer picks.
Arsenal: For Honor
I’m just gonna say it: Arsenal already lost the EPL title. First, Manchester City is four points away. Second, the Citizens crushed Arsenal a couple of weeks ago. Finally, Pep Guardiola’s team has played one game less.
That being said, the Gunners must win to get back into the winning column and close the season on a high note. Last Sunday, they lost 3-0 to Brighton at home despite finishing with more shots in total. That simply cannot happen again.
The Gunners, who are offering a -180 price in the Premier League odds to win straight up, own a 12-3-3 road record, losing just one of their last eight games on the road. Most recently, they defeated Newcastle, a team much better than Nottingham Forest, 2-0.
The visitors have a deadly trio on the attack that could end up being too much for Navas and company. We’re talking about Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus. The three of them have combined for 40 goals. And let’s not forget about Bukayo Saka, who leads the team in assists with 11.
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Head-to-Head
Arsenal was the betting online favorite in the first meeting with Nottingham Forest, winning 5-0 with Reiss Nelson as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Gabriel Martinelli, Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard also scored. Nottingham never stood a chance since Arsenal won possession with 70% and finished with 10 shots on goal, eight more than Nottingham Forest.
Arsenal won six of the last nine meetings between the two.
The total for Saturday’s clash is set at three goals, with the over offering a -110 price. Don’t worry, that price could improve via live betting.
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Match Information
- Match: Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal
- Date/time: Saturday, May 20, 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: City Ground, Nottinghamshire
- Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Stream: fubo.tv
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Betting Lines
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Picks and Prediction
Arsenal had it all to win the EPL title for the first time since 2004. That means it shouldn’t have too much trouble defeating Nottingham Forest, especially since it hasn’t lost two games in a row all season. I’m sorry for Nottingham Forest, but the Gunners will get the three points with a comfortable victory, at least by two goals, which is offering a better price in the soccer lines than a straight up victory.
The Arsenal are listed at -180 in our Vegas Premier League lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Arsenal, you have a chance to win $56. The Nottingham Forest are +435, offering a chance to win $435 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Arsenal a 64.29% chance to win, with Nottingham Forest at 18.69%