Best Odds: 41/20
The Premier League returns this weekend as we enter the month of March, with the home stretch of the campaign not being all too far away. The picture is starting to get a little bit clearer at both ends of the table but in reality, there’s still a few weeks left until we know what kind of run-in we’re in for. Today, we’ll take a look at a pretty enticing clash in the relegation battle between Nottingham Forest and Everton.
From relegation favourites at the start of the season to one of the surprise packages, Nottingham Forest have been on quite the journey. There’s no denying that they’re still in the mix to go down, but there has to be some level of praise directed towards Steve Cooper. He’s done a stellar job of turning things around, although he’ll be the first to tell you that there’s still work to be done with team cohesion.
Yates should be back in action but the following players are out: Niakhate, Biancone, Awoniyi, Kouyate, Richards, Henderson, McKenna, Boly and Aurier.
Everton’s turbulent season is still ongoing as they attempt to finally steady the ship – as difficult as that may prove to be. Sean Dyche has made his way into the fold at Goodison Park as their new manager, but there are definitely more questions than answers at this stage. We’ve seen positive results come through the door, but this squad may not be good enough in comparison to their rivals around them.
Patterson and Townsend are both out through injury with the hope being that Calvert-Lewin and Garner will be fit enough to return.
Factors to Consider
- In their last meeting back in August, Everton and Forest drew 1-1.
- Forest have won one, drawn one and lost four of their last six games.
- Everton have won two and lost four of their last six games.
- Forest have scored two goals and conceded 12 in their last six games.
- Everton have scored two goals and conceded 10 in their last six games.
Everton and Forest are both desperate to claw away from the bottom three, but they have very different styles. The hosts are more willing to experiment with their attacking stars, whereas the Toffees are starting to settle into the dark arts under their new leader. Ultimately, we expect to see the two cancel one another out, picking up a point that we don’t think either side will be too dissatisfied with.
Best Odds: 41/20
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