Premier League – Nottingham Forest to face Crystal Palace on Match-day 16

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This Saturday sees Forest go head to head with Palace at the City Ground – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

Currently sitting in tenth place, Palace will travel to Forest, who are 10 places lower in the League and sit in twentieth place.

Home Fans Nervous About Relegation, as Nottingham Forest Host Crystal Palace on Saturday

Whilst a disappointing 2-2 draw against Brentford in their last game, is not the worst result they could have experienced, Forest will be keen to improve the result in this fixture.

Also, when you suffer seven defeats in the last 11 matches, it should come as no surprise that your team is very much struggling at the bottom of the League. But that is the situation that Forest find themselves in. With 10 points, they currently sit twentieth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws having won two fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost eight games.

Playing at home, Forest have won two matches, drawn two games, and lost three meetings.

Victory for Nottingham Forest would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

Forest’s squad will likely be depleted of seven of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Crystal Palace achieve 19 points

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Patrick Vieira’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of West Ham United in their last match.

Also, Palace keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six games is astonishing this season. Their position is tenth in the League and they have 19 points, that is, 5W, 4L and 4D having won five meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost four meetings.

Palace now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won one game, drawn three matches, and lost two games matches on the road.

Winning this fixture will see Crystal Palace on 22 points.

Palace are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Patrick Vieira is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players

Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Forest and Palace have faced each other 25 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Forest’s favour (13 – 6). In addition, eleven of the previous 20 meetings between Forest and Palace have resulted in a Forest win. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was July 2019, when Red dogs walked away as 1-0 winners.

Other players of note for Forest are Taiwo Awoniyi and Brennan Johnson with three goals both and for Palace are Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze with three goals and two goals respectively.