Nottingham Forest vs. Everton 12-2-23 EPL Soccer Latest Odds, Preview and Analysis

Nottingham Forest vs. Everton 12/2/23 EPL Soccer Latest Odds, Preview and Analysis

Nottingham Forest (3-4-6) vs. Everton (4-2-7)


Nottingham Forest vs. Everton 12/2/23 – Nottingham Forest welcomes Everton to The City Ground on Saturday in a clash between two clubs stuck in the bottom half of the EPL table. Both teams have struggled to find consistency this season, but will be hungry to turn their fortunes around. Our free EPL predictions indicate this could be a tight match that comes down to which offense can capitalize on scoring chances.


Nottingham Forest will look to striker Taiwo Awoniyi to lead the attack. Awoniyi has scored over half of the team’s goals this season. However, the Forest attack has sputtered recently, failing to score in three straight matches. They face an Everton defense that has been vulnerable on the road this season.


Everton counters with midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré, who leads the team with 4 goals. Doucouré will try to spark an offense that has managed more than one goal only twice in their last five matches. Everton could find success against a Forest defense that has allowed multiple goals in four of its last five home games.


Nottingham Forest vs. Everton 12/2/23 Game Info


When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 12:30 PM ET
Where: The City Ground


Matt Turner GK vs. Jordan Pickford GK


Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Matt Turner has faced heavy shot volume in his first season in the Premier League. While posting a respectable 33 saves, he’s also allowed more than 1.5 goals per 90 minutes. Turner’s reflexes and shot-stopping ability have impressed at times, but he has also been victimized by losing focus and poor positioning on set pieces. Against an Everton side generating increasing attacking pressure in recent matches, Turner must stay mentally sharp for a full 90 minutes. The quality of chances conceded have often been as damaging as the pure volume. Turner and the Forest defense must limit Everton’s looks at the net from dangerous areas inside the box. They also can’t afford any breakdowns on restarts. If Turner can marshal the back line and restrict Everton to lower percentage looks, Forest’s chances of a result increase.


Opposite Turner, Everton’s Jordan Pickford continues to showcase the shot-stopping ability that made him England’s number one at the World Cup. Facing a barrage of shots all season, Pickford has managed an impressive 31 saves, including several highlight-reel quality stops. His three clean sheets provide evidence that Pickford can single-handedly keep Everton in matches when given even modest defensive support. However, even Pickford has not been immune to lapses in concentration this season. He remains prone to surrendering rebounds and has made errors in judgment on crosses and set pieces. Against a Forest side possessing dangerous aerial weapons like Awoniyi and Wood, any mistakes by Pickford could easily prove costly. If Pickford can maintain focus and limit second-chance opportunities, he gives Everton every chance to emerge with the victory.


Soccer Odds/Point Spread: Nottingham Forest +160, Total Odds: 2.5 


The oddsmakers see this as a very competitive match, with neither team favored by more than a single goal. The over on 2.5 total goals also indicates expectations for an open, attacking match from both sides. Given the offensive capabilities of Awoniyi and Doucoure, combined with vulnerabilities in both defenses, the scoring over looks enticing at reasonable -143 odds.


Nottingham Forest Betting Trends


Nottingham Forest come into this match struggling for consistent results. They have lost three straight matches overall and have lost three of their last five matches against the spread. However, Forest has been strong against the spread in home matches, covering in five of seven games at The City Ground.


Everton Betting Trends


Everton has shown promise in recent outings, winning or drawing three out of their last four overall. They have also covered four of their last five matches against the spread. On the road, results have been mixed for Everton, with a 3-3 record against the spread in away contests.


Nottingham Forest vs. Everton 12/2/23 Betting Picks


This match represents an opportunity for both teams to capture a critical victory. Nottingham Forest is more desperate for points as they try to climb out of the relegation zone. Everton also can’t afford to drop points against a lowly side.


Ultimately, Everton’s in-form offense gives them the edge. Doucouré continues to be a dynamic weapon capable of unlocking any defense. If Pickford can make some big saves, our premium sports analysis sees value in Everton grabbing three points.



Free Pick and Prediction: Everton 3, Nottingham Forest 1.


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