Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Nottingham Forest welcome Arsenal to the City Ground on 07/01/18 as the Championship side look to cause a shock in the third round of the FA Cup. Nottingham Forest drew 0-0 away to Leeds last time out, while Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

FA Cup holders Arsenal have dominated this competition in recent seasons, winning it in three of the last four seasons and I’m expecting them to have a comfortable passage through to the fourth round draw here.

Arsenal win - 4/7
Arsenal HT-FT result - 11/8

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest scored over 2.5 goals in 1 out of their last 2 games played against Arsenal

Arsenal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Arsenal have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Nottingham Forest

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

16-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Arsenal Form Guide

Arsenal Team Logo

Arsenal

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D A

12-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

CSKA Moscow Team Logo CSKA Moscow

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

22-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

26-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-05-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Boreham Wood Team Logo Boreham Wood

FT 0 - 8

(HT 0 - 5)

Nottingham Forest Preview

Nottingham Forest remain stuck in mid-table mediocrity in the Championship after drawing 0-0 away to Leeds United last time out. Having been on the periphery of the playoffs coming into December, Forest have since struggled to keep pace with the rest of the chasing pack, having now dropped to 14th in the table following the stalemate at Elland Road. That said, to hold promotion-chasing Leeds was a decent result for Mark Warburton’s men, who will clutch at any kind of positivity coming their way at present. Without a win in five with two draws and three defeats in the Championship, the FA Cup should come as a welcome distraction for Forest, who can now play without the pressures of a league game, where the emphasis is solely on whether they take three points or not. However, they haven’t performed especially well in such games in recent seasons, having already suffered a 5-1 loss to Chelsea at the City Ground earlier in the season in the EFL Cup. This will also be the second time in as many seasons that Forest have faced the Gunners in cup competition, having also played them in the EFL Cup last term, losing 4-0 in doing so.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Mark Warburton has no new fresh injury concerns ahead of this one.

Arsenal Preview

While the point earned may not have been the target of Arsene Wenger at the Emirates on Wednesday evening, the Frenchman must’ve been happy with the fight shown by his team as they drew 2-2 against Chelsea. Jack Wilshere continued his excellent form in the Arsenal midfield when he crashed in the opening goal off the post, but Eden Hazard converted from the penalty spot to level the game at 1-1. Marcos Alonso appeared to have won the game for Chelsea when he put the Blues ahead in the 84th minute, but Hector Bellerin’s stoppage time effort ensured Arsenal salvaged a late point. It means Wenger’s men go into the FA Cup break five points behind Liverpool in 4th and two points below Tottenham, as they look to make an instant return to Champions League football at the first time of asking. Still involved in four competitions this season, expect a rotated Arsenal lineup here, particularly with the fact they face Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-finals on Wednesday evening - a competition Wenger is still yet to win as Arsenal boss. Currently unbeaten in nine games, the shine of that statistic is slightly dampened by the fact they have drawn five of those games, though they will feel confident of victory here as they look to win a fourth FA Cup in five seasons.

Arsenal Team News

Nacho Monreal (ankle), Sead Kolasinac (knee), Santi Cazorla (achilles), Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud (both hamstring) are set to miss out for the Gunners.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Arsenal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
43 GK Jordan Smith 185 75
2 LB Eric Lichaj 180 79
6 RB Armand Traore 185 82
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
42 CD Joe Worrall 191 64
24 CDM David Vaughan 171 70
11 CDM Ben Osborn 176 75
17 CM Ben Brereton - -
20 CM Kieran Dowell - -
14 CM Matty Cash 185 64
16 CF Zach Clough 172 64
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK David Ospina 183 80
2 LB Mathieu Debuchy 177 76
16 CD Rob Holding 185 90
4 CD Per Mertesacker 198 90
61 RB Reiss Nelson 175 71
35 CDM Mohamed Elneny 181 74
30 CM Ainsley Maitland-Niles 177 71
17 CM Alex Iwobi 185 86
14 CM Theo Walcott 176 68
69 CDM Joseph Willock - -
23 CF Danny Welbeck 185 78