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Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest match preview
Following last weekend’s famous victory at Old Trafford, will it be another memorable Saturday for the Crystal Palace faithful?
A week ago, Joachim Andersen’s stunning first half strike on the volley saw the Eagles defeat Manchester United 1-0, a victory that was fully merited.
This was Palace’s first away victory since the opening day, but saw Roy Hodgson’s side climb up to ninth in the table, above both Man United and Chelsea.
So now, can the Eagles win back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since April, back when Hodgson was reappointed?
Nottingham Forest meantime held Brentford to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, despite seeing Moussa Niakhaté sent off early in the second half, before the Bees broke the deadlock from the resulting free-kick.
Nevertheless, on his debut at the City Ground, Nicolás Domínguez headed home an equaliser not long after, meaning the points were shared by the River Trent.
This point saw Steve Cooper’s side climb up to 12th, still yet to taste defeat against a team from outside last season’s top four.
Bizarrely, the Reds boat a very good recent record at Selhurst Park, unbeaten in six visits to South London, drawing the last two 1-1, with Palace’s most-recent win in this fixture coming in 2003.
Who will prevail this time?
Crystal Palace team news
Roy Hodgson isn’t likely to make too many changes, with Will Hughes continuing alongside Cheick Doucouré at the base of midfield, given that Jefferson Lerma is injured.
The only change could come in attack where Odsonne Édouard, who sat out last weekend’s win with a hamstring injury, will return in attack, displacing Jean-Philippe Mateta, if fit.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucouré, Schlupp, Ayew, Eze; Édouard.
Nottingham Forest team news
Moussa Niakhaté's red card last weekend means he is suspended so, with Ola Aina and Nuno Tavares out injured, Harry Toffolo could start a Premier League game for the first time since 8 April.
Centre-back Murillo made his debut last Sunday, while Nicolás Domínguez marked his home-debut with the equaliser against Brentford.
Morgan Gibbs-White was, surprisingly, left on the bench for that one, so will he return in place of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Anthony Elanga or neither?
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Turner; Aurier, Boly, Murillo, Toffolo; Domínguez, Mangala, Sangaré; Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi, Awoniyi.