Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest predictions: Premier League tips, odds & team news
Last season’s runner-up Arsenal start their 2023/24 campaign with a home tie against Nottingham Forest on Saturday 12th August at 12:30pm (UK time).
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest odds
*Odds correct as of 19:30 on August 10
After eventually finishing runners-up to treble winning Man City in 2022/23, Mikel Arteta will be setting up his side for another title push this time around. Some smart acquisitions in the transfer window look to have strengthened the Gunners even more, as they look to juggle Champions League football with a chance of Premier League glory. The campaign has already started with a trophy after their penalty shootout victory over City in last weekend’s Community Shield match at Wembley.
Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, will be looking to build on their 16th place finish last term, after beating the odds and avoiding relegation when a lot of people had them favourites to go down. It was Forest’s home form which kept them in the division last term, with Steve Cooper’s side picking up 79% of their total points at the City Ground, but will need to pick up on the road in 2023/24 if they want to move up the table after recording just one way win all season last campaign.
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Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||21/20 with Midnite|
|Correct score||Arsenal 3-1 Nottingham Forest||19/2 with Midnite|
|First Goalscorer||Bukayo Saka||23/5 with Midnite|
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The stats behind our Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest predictions:
- Arsenal won 13 of their 19 home matches in the Premier League last term
- Nottingham Forest have won just one away game in 2022/23 (4th Jan vs Southampton)
- Arsenal beat Forest 5-0 at the Emirates last term
- The Gunners won each of their first seven home games last term
- 10 of Bukayo Saka’s 14 Premier League goals came at home last term
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest match tip
Only Kevin De Bruyne (4) scored more goals from outside the box in the Premier League last season than Martin Odegaard (3), while the Norwegian scored in this exact same fixture last season.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest Bet-Builder tip
The Gunners won their home fixture against Forest 5-0 last term, while Steve Cooper’s side had the worst away record in the division in 2022/23, picking up just eight points and one win on the road. 10 of Bukayo Saka’s 14 Premier League goals came at home last season, while Nottingham Forest picked up more yellow cards than any other Premier League side last season (49).
Arsenal won 13 of their 19 home league matches last season, while Nottingham Forest had the worst away record in the division in 2022/23, picking up just eight points and one win on the road.
The Gunners won their home fixture against Forest 5-0 last term.
10 of Bukayo Saka’s 14 Premier League goals came at home last season.
Nottingham Forest received more yellow cards than any other Premier League side last season (49), while only Leeds committed more fouls.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest team news
The Gunners broke their transfer record this summer, with Declan Rice becoming their first ever £100m+ player and will go straight into their midfield. New signings Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber will also both be looking for a spot in the XI, while Gabriel Jesus has been ruled out with a knee injury, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.
“Unfortunately, he had a little procedure” the Spaniard confirmed.
“He’s had some discomfort in his knee that caused him some issues so they had to go in. It’s not something major but he’s going to be out for a few weeks.”It’s a big blow because we had him back to his best, especially with the way he played against Barcelona and he was in good condition but unfortunately we lost him.
“We had to look at it and we had to make a decision and the best one is to protect the player and get him back as quick as possible. We decided to do it.”
Oleksandar Zinchenko will play no part, while Jorginho, Folarin Balogun and Reiss Nelson are all doubts.
Arsenal team news
It’s been a much quieter transfer window for Forest this time around, but Steve Cooper has added even more quality to his squad with the recent arrivals of Ola Aina, Chris Wood and Anthony Elanga, who has joined from Manchester United. Matt Turner, who recently joined from opponents Arsenal, may go straight into the starting XI with Wayne Hennessey out.
Taiwo Awoniyi, who scored in each of Nottingham Forest’s last four Premier League games, including the winner against Arsenal last season, is expected to miss out for Forest.
Nottingham Forest team news
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head
- 20 May 2023 – Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal – Premier League
- 30 Oct 2022 – Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
- 9 Jan 2022 – Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal – FA Cup
- 24 Sep 2019 – Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest – EFL Cup
- 7 Jan 2018 – Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal – FA Cup
Steve Cooper’s side ended the Gunners title hopes in May thanks to Taiwo Awoniyi’s 19th minute strike, going someway to getting some revenge for the 5-0 defeat they suffered at the Emirates in October. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine home league games against Nottingham Forest (W5 D4) since a 3-1 defeat in March 1989.
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