Arsenal vs Nottingham Prediction and Stats
Arsenal vs Nottingham Prediction: Arsenal is expected to win this match against Nottingham Forest as per the bookmakers and stats.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Score Prediction: Arsenal: 4, Nottingham Forest: 0
Statistical analysis is based on historic performance. Player performance in the match may not necessarily replicate recent performances.
With the English Premier League 2023-24 already underway, excitement and anticipation are building among fans and in the betting markets. The EPL 2023-24 is set to commence on 11 August 2023. Arsenal will kickstart their campaign with their season opener against Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, 12 August. The Gunners are eager to replicate the success they had last season and hope to start their campaign on a strong note. Arsenal lost the plot in the final phase of the season after a brilliant campaign that didn’t allow them to lift the trophy. Nevertheless, Arteta’s team can draw numerous positives from their performance in the EPL 2022-23.
Nottingham Forest entered the top-tier English football league after 23 years in the last season. Despite being considered one of the weaker sides, they performed above expectations. Interestingly, Forest successfully avoided relegation with a famous 1-0 win over Arsenal on 20 May 2023. However, an away match to open the season against the Gunners is surely a formidable challenge for any side.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis
- Arsenal has won 3 of the last 5 home fixtures. They lost 1 and 1 match ended in a draw. The overall goal aggregate was recorded at 15-8.
- The Gunners ended 1 match with a clean sheet.
- Nottingham Forest failed to win any of the last 5 away matches. They lost 3 and drew 2 games with a goal aggregate of 6-10.
- Nottingham couldn’t end any match with a clean sheet.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Goal Prediction
- Arsenal prefers consolidating their lead as early as possible to put pressure on the opposition. In the last 5 home matches, 8 of their 15 goals were scored in the first half with an average time of the 21st minute for the first goal.
- The Gunners maintained a goal-scoring rate of 2.32 goals per match in the EPL 2022-23. In the home matches, the average rose to 2.79 per game.
- xG: Overall: 2.13 | At Home: 2.50
- Nottingham Forest were not so good at scoring in the away matches. They managed to score 6 goals during their last 5 away matches, evenly distributed with 3 goals in both the first and second halves of the games. The average time for the first goal had been the 35th minute.
- They played with an average of 1 goal per game in the last season. At away, the average dropped to 0.58 goals per match.
- xG: Overall: 2.13 | At Away: 2.50
Arsenal vs Nottingham Prediction: Odds
Arsenal will start as home favorites to win this match against Nottingham Forest.
Betting Odds as per Oddspedia
- Arsenal: 1.20
- Nottingham Forest: 18.00
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Arsenal vs Nottingham Prediction: Who is likely to Score?
- Bukayo Saka had a fantastic campaign in the last Premier League season as he added 14 goals to his name along with 11 assists and 8 big chances created. He maintained an average of 2.0 key passes per game. Saka’s xG stood at 11.45.
- Gabriel Martinelli is another formidable striker for the Gunners. In the last season, he contributed 15 goals for his team, with 5 assists. Martinelli had an xG of 9.33. He played with a goal conversion rate of 19% and an average of 0.9 shots on target per match.
- Morgan Gibbs-White did pretty well in Nottingham’s attack in the last season. He scored 5 goals with an xG of 6.75. He also assisted in 8 goals and created 9 big chances for his team. Gibbs-White played with an average of 1.9 key passes per game.
- Midfielder Danilo had a good campaign too. He scored and assisted in 2 goals, playing with a goal conversion rate of 20%. Danilo had a dribbling success rate of 78% as well. His xG was recorded at 1.54.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Prediction: Defense Analysis
- Arsenal’s wall of defense is tough to break, especially in their own backyard. They gave away 8 goals in the last 5 home fixtures, with the majority of them (6 goals) being given away in the last 45 minutes of the matches.
- The Gunners played the last season with a goal-conceding average of 1.13 per game. At home, the average had been 1.32 per match.
- Aaron Ramsdale gave a decent goalkeeping performance. He had an average of 2.5 saves per game with a success rate of 69%.
- Some notable names in the defense department include Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba. Magalhaes played with an average of 3.2 clearances per match. He won 71% of the ground duels. Saliba maintained an average of 3.0 clearances per game with a dribbling success of 90%.
- Nottingham Forest conceded 10 in the last 5 away matches. They allowed all those 10 goals in the second half.
- Nottingham had an average of 1.79 goals conceded per match in the last Premier League. In the away matchups, the average had been 1.94 per game.
- After Dean Henderson’s transfer, Wayne Hennessey is likely to take the goalkeeping responsibility of Forest from the start of the new season. Last season, he played 4 matches and saved 2.3 goals per game with a success rate of 64%.
- Some of the leading defenders for Nottingham Forest are players like Felipe and Serge Aurier. Felipe played in the EPL-2022-23 with a clearance average of 5.6 per match. He had a dribbling success of 82%. Aurier had an average of 2.7 tackles per match. He won 64% of the ground duels.
Arsenal vs Nottingham H2H Stats
Matches: 103 | Arsenal: 52 | Draw: 22 | Nottingham Forest: 29
Recent 5 Meetings: Arsenal: 2 | Draw: 0 | Nottingham Forest: 3
Last Meeting: Nottingham Forest defeated Arsenal by 1-0 in a Premier League match on 20 May 2023.
H2H Key Insights (Last 5 Meetings)
- Number of home matches won: 2
- Scored 2.40 goals per match
- Failed to score twice
- Number of away matches won: 0
- Scored 1.20 goals per match
- Failed to score twice
Arsenal vs Nottingham Injuries
- Gabriel Jesus (Out due to Knee Injury)
- Oleksandr Zinchenko (Out due to Heel Injury)
- Albert-Mboyo Sambi Lokonga (Out due to Muscular Injury)
- Reiss Nelson (Out due to Ankle Injury)
- Folarin Balogun (Out due to Ankle Injury)
- Giulian Biancone (Out due to Knee Injury)
Arsenal vs Nottingham Predicted Lineup
Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber; Odegaard, Partey, Rice; Saka Havertz, Martinelli
Nottingham Forest (3-5-2): Turner; Worrall, Boly, McKenna; Aurier, Yates, Danilo, Mangala, Aina; Gibbs-White, Awoniyi
Arsenal vs Nottingham Winner Prediction
Based on the caliber of players they’ve acquired, Arsenal appears to be a significantly stronger team. The success they achieved in the last season will undoubtedly bolster their confidence for another impressive performance. However, despite Nottingham Forest appearing to be a weaker side on paper, they have managed to trouble Arsenal in recent encounters. As the new season opener approaches, Nottingham Forest will be determined to put up a spirited fight and pose a challenge to the Gunners.
As per the predictions and betting platforms, Arsenal is expected to win this contest.