Why Nottingham Forest are favourites to beat Crystal Palace

LONDON, UK - OCTOBER 15TH 2015: The club crest on a Nottingham Forest FC shirt, on 15th October 2015. - Image ID: HG5GMR

Nottingham Forest are set to host Crystal Palace in a 3 pm Premier League kick-off on Saturday, March 30.

Forest have slipped into the relegation zone following their four-point deduction but are still 6/5 favourites with bet365 to beat the Eagles.

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Nottingham Forest to beat Crystal Palace

Nottingham Forest vs Crystal Palace

Stats show why Nottingham Forest should beat Crystal Palace

Ahead of the match, a number of stats have emerged which highlight why Nottingham Forest are favourites for Saturday’s meeting:

  • Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their seven Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace. It is the most times they have faced a side without losing and the most times the Eagles have played an opponent without winning in the competition.
  • Palace have won just one of their past 12 league games against Forest - a 1-0 victory at the City Ground in the Championship in December 2011.
  • The Eagles are without a win in their past eight league away games, their longest such run since a 10-match streak between May and December 2017.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded more goals in the final five minutes of Premier League games this season than any other side (14), including in their past two matches against Tottenham and Luton Town.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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