Crystal Palace vs Nottingham ForestEnglish Premier League, KO: 16:30 May 28, 2023, Selhurst Park
There is little at stake as Crystal Palace host Nottingham Forest in their final Premier League fixture of the season. Palace have impressed at Selhurst Park lately and given Forest’s struggles on their recent travels, they will be keen to end the campaign on a high note in front of their fans.
Crystal Palace are coming off a thrilling 2-2 draw with Fulham in their previous Premier League fixture. They struck first through Odsonne Edouard but fell behind midway through the second half before a late effort from Joel Ward ensured a share of the spoils.
There is little at stake for Crystal Palace, who had long secured their Premier League safety and are eight points off the top 10. Their recent form has been slightly erratic as they have claimed two wins and suffered two defeats in their last five matches.
Crystal Palace will be keen to end their campaign on a positive note in front of their fans and the good news is that things have been a lot smoother at Selhurst Park lately. Roy Hodgson’s men are unbeaten in their last four home matches, claiming three wins in that run.
Nottingham Forest travel to Nottingham Forest off the back of an impressive 1-0 victory over Arsenal last time out in the Premier League. Taiwo Awoniyi struck the only goal early in the contest and they were able to hold on for the win.
That was an all-important win for Nottingham Forest as it confirmed their Premier League status for another season. Steve Cooper’s men have been on a good run lately, claiming three wins and a draw from their last five matches.
While things have undoubtedly been good for Nottingham Forest lately, their away record remains troubling. They have lost nine of their last 11 away matches across all competitions, although their most recent fixture on the road was a 2-2 draw at Chelsea.
How the bookies view it
Crystal Palace have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 3/4 by Paddy Power. A victory for Nottingham Forest is valued at 15/4 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
Nottingham Forest have a 20-11 advantage with 13 draws from 44 previous matches against Crystal Palace. Forest also claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.
Players to watch
Eberechi Eze appears to be ending the season on a high and will be the one to watch for Crystal Palace on Sunday. The midfielder has six goals in his last eight matches and is priced at 43/20 by Unibet to maintain his scoring run.
Taiwo Awoniyi has also rediscovered his scoring touch in recent weeks with five goals in his last three matches. The Nigerian striker will be the one to watch for Nottingham Forest and is priced at 11/4 by bet365 to score anytime on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Crustal Palace and Nottingham Forest have players in good goalscoring form and both teams could be backed to find the net on Sunday at 8/11 by Unibet. There were over 3.5 goals in Palace’s previous Premier League fixture and a repeat is priced at 7/4 by Paddy Power while over 2.5 goals is valued at 8/11 by bet365.
There have been more second half goals in Nottingham Forest’s last four away matches and Sunday’s clash can be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 21/20 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest will be played on May 28, 2023 and kick off at 16:30. Check below for our tipsters best Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.