Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Pick – EPL Predictions & Odds 5/20/23

Shane MickleMay 19, 2023
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Nottingham Forest and Arsenal face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at City Ground. 

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Odds

Arsenal is currently the favorite sitting at -170 while Nottingham Forest is the underdog sitting at +450. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -170. 

Nottingham Forest Betting Preview

Nottingham Forest sits in 16th place in the standings having picked up 34 points. On May 13th they faced off against Chelsea and they were able to secure the 2-2 victory. Taiwo Awoniyi scored in the 13th and 62nd minute. They finished with 23 percent of the possession and two shots on target. Nottingham Forest is dealing with some major issues in terms of injuries. Dean Henderson, Chris Wood, Giulian Biancone, Neco Williams, Omar Richards, Scott McKenna, Jack Colback, and Jonjo Shelvey are all dealing with injuries right now, and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game. In this game, Nottingham Forest is going to need the offense early and put the pressure on the Arsenal defense. 

Arsenal Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Arsenal who sits in second place in the standings having picked up 81 points. On May 14th Arsenal faced off against Brighton and they looked awful. The defense gave up three goals and that was the difference as they were defeated. Arsenal finished with 40 percent of the possession and two shots on target. Arsenal has to pick up three points here, but at times the offense has been an issue for this team. Gabriel Martinelli is dealing with an ankle injury, and he’s going to miss the last two games of the season for Arsenal. In this game, Arsenal is going to need to find a way to get the offense going here. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The defense for Nottingham Forest has been an issue all season and their defense is going to really struggle here. Look for Nottingham Forest to give up three or four goals here, and although Nottingham Forest might find the back of the net once, it’s not going to be enough for them to keep this game close. Back Arsenal -1.5 to cash here.


Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Arsenal -1.5
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