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Everton vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Tips and Odds: Dyche demands response from ‘horrid night’ at Stamford Bridge

Everton vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Tips and Odds

Everton and Nottingham Forest meet at Goodison Park in a key clash in the Premier League relegation battle.

The two sides — who have both suffered points deductions this season — are separated by just a single point, sitting 16th and 17th respectively with one and two-point gaps on the relegation zone. Without their eight-point deduction, Everton would currently sit 14th, 10 points from danger, while Forest would be 16th and five points clear of the bottom three without their four-point penalty.

How to watch Everton vs Nottingham Forest Live

Everton vs Nottingham Forest kicks off on Sunday, 21st April, at 1:30pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Everton vs Nottingham Forest predictions

Everton vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Bet Prediction Midnite odds
BTTS? No 21/20
Correct Score Everton 1-0 Nottingham Forest 13/2
First Goalscorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin 6/1

The stats behind our Everton vs Nottingham Forest predictions:

    • Everton have won 1-0 four times so far this season (all comps).
  • Seven of Everton’s 13 victories so far this season (all comps) have been by a single goal.
  • Only Sheffield United (6) have picked up fewer points away than Nottingham Forest (10) this season.
  • After going 23 games without a goal across all competitions, Dominic Calvert-Lewin now has two goals in his last two games.

Everton look to recover quickly from ‘horrid night’ at Stamford Bridge

Everton’s 6-0 loss to Chelsea on Monday cannot be described as anything else than a complete embarrassment. It’s ironic that the Toffees actually should have taken the lead in London when Beto squandered a chance rated at 0.95 xG in the 10th minute. Three minutes later, they were 1-0 down. 19 minutes later, it was three and there was no coming back.

Speaking to reporters after the match, manager Sean Dyche was not in the mood to give excuses for himself or his players, describing Everton as ‘miles off’ on what was a ‘horrid night’ at Stamford Bridge.

“It is certainly miles off where we want to be. That is without a shadow of a doubt, there are no excuses for that. It was miles off the mark, miles away from where we have been, we certainly don’t want to revisit that,” said Dyche. “It is a stark reminder that if you don’t do the basics well. It was an odd game in the sense the game plan we worked on started correctly, we should have scored early, we should have a chance to take the game on, we conceded one, that can happen, but the goals were alarmingly poor. The hard yards that it takes – just simple tackling, reading the play, anticipating the game.”

Dyche continued: “All the basic principles were just out of the window, in the first half particularly, and you can’t do that, you can’t do that at places like this. It is unusual, I will say that, defensively that is. We know we have had trouble scoring goals, that is obvious, but defensively that is a mile off where we have been. The last time we were like that was Villa, when we were miles off. Today, it was a collective downtime, a perfect storm, we get injuries as well, just a horrid night without a shadow of a doubt.”

The biggest damage, however, was perhaps to Everton’s goal difference. Before kick-off, the Toffees sat on -10, which was substantially better than the four teams below them. Now, it’s -16, which is level with this weekend’s opponents and only 12 better than Luton in 18th. 12 goals may sound a lot, but if you’re capable of shipping six in one game, that advantage can soon be eaten up.

Dyche added: “The first few minutes of the game I thought that was exactly what we wanted from the team. One goes in, soft goal as it was, dancing through the pitch with not even a tackle, not even anyone looking like they had an intent to tackle then the second one goes in, then the third one is a mistake, and you are thinking what is happening here and it is so far off the mark you can’t even put one finger on it.”

Time for Everton to bounce back quickly in what can only be described as a relegation six-pointer.

Everton vs Nottingham Forest match tip

Under 2.5 goals @ 5/6 with Midnite

Over half (8/15) of Everton’s home Premier League games this season have seen two goals or less.

Everton vs Nottingham Forest odds

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Everton vs Nottingham Forest team news

Everton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Lewis Dobbin, Dele Alli Nathan Patterson, Jarrad Branthwaite, Seamus Coleman, Amadou Onana, Arnaut Danjuma, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Garner

Everton have several doubts for Monday’s game against Chelsea, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Garner and Amadou Onana, but Sean Dyche will hope to have them all back in action for when they host Forest. Lewis Dobbin is out until the end of the month. More worryingly, Jarrad Branthwaite and Seamus Coleman both came off injured against Chelsea and are being monitored, as is Nathan Patterson.

Top Scorer: Abdoulaye Doucoure (6)

Card Magnet: James Tarkowski (8)

Assist Ace: Dwight McNeil (5)

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Taiwo Awoniyi, Willy Boly

Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly both have muscle injuries that will likely keep them out until the end of April.

Top Scorer: Chris Wood (12)

Card Magnet: Morgan Gibbs-White (9)

Assist Ace: Anthony Elanga (8)

Everton vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

  • 02 Dec 2023 – Nottingham Forest 0-1 Everton – Premier League
  • 05 Mar 2023 – Nottingham Forest 2-2 Everton – Premier League
  • 20 Aug 2022 – Everton 1-1 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 30 Jan 1999 – Everton 0-1 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 08 Sep 1998 – Nottingham Forest 0-2 Everton – Premier League

Everton lost just once across their previous eight meetings with Nottingham Forest (two draws and five wins), including winning 1-0 away from home at the start of December.