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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Premier League match

Hoping to build their second-half title charge on the heels of last weekend’s smashing success, Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest for a Premier League bout on Tuesday.

The Gunners blasted Crystal Palace 5-0 last time out, returning from the January “break” to a massive victory which could potentially push them back into the title fight.

Arsenal had led the Premier League standings for much of the season’s first half, but fell off after a difficult December with a number of damaging slips. They sit level with second-place Man City on 43 points for the year, five back of leaders Liverpool, although City have a game in hand on both other clubs.

Forest, meanwhile, are mired in the relegation bout, sitting 16th on 20 points, four clear of the drop zone. Two consecutive victories for Nuno’s side over Newcastle and Manchester United in late December provide a major boost, but they fell to fellow relegation candidates Brentford last time out in a difficult setback ahead of a very difficult upcoming schedule.

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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Arsenal (-260)
  • Score prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-2 Arsenal

Nottingham Forest look much improved under Nuno Espirito Santo, with six points from his first three Premier League matches in charge, plus two draws and a win in the FA Cup as well. Yet the defeat last time out to Brentford was a reminder how difficult this relegation battle could be for them, unable to generate much in the final half-hour against a struggling Bees side which had been starving for a result.

With an incredibly difficult fixture list ahead, a potential upset here would be enormous to both, providing points in a possibly difficult run as well as remind the side they are capable of achieving results on any day. Unfortunately, they just don’t have enough in-form players to craft an upset against an Arsenal side which may have found its best form again last time out, and will be keen on repeating their Palace performance to turn a one-off into more of a trend.

  DraftKings
(USA)
Forest win +650
Draw +400
Arsenal win -260
Both teams
to score Y/N
-110 / -115
Over / Under
2.5 goals
-160 / +115
Arsenal
-1.5 goals
+105
Forest
+1.5 goals
-150

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal match facts

  • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024
  • Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. local (2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT)
  • Location: City Ground (Nottinghamshire, England)
  • Referee: Simon Hooper, VAR: Jarred Gillett
  • Last meeting: Arsenal 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Aug. 12, 2023 | Premier League)

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal best bet

  • Pick: Nottingham Forest over 2.5 yellow cards
  • Odds: +120 (DraftKings)

These two teams have played some chippy games of late, with nine total yellow cards in their past two meetings, and that seems to be a feature of this fixture rather than a bug.

Arsenal have picked up the fewest yellow cards of any Premier League team this year, with their 30 bookings six less than anyone else, and they have conceded the second-fewest fouls of any side, but Forest have been extremely loose of late and they could be ready to fight for a result.

Referee Simon Hooper has issued the most yellow cards per game of any full-time Premier League official so far this year, and with the hosts picking up 11 bookings in their last three matches, it could be another hotly contested matchup here.

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal prop bet

  • Pick: Gabriel Martinelli to score or assist
  • Odds: +105 (FanDuel)

While Leandro Trossard got the start on the left wing against Crystal Palace and played well, Gabriel Martinelli’s two-goal performance off the bench likely sees him back into the starting lineup here. The Brazilian has had a tough go of late, with just one goal contribution in 12 games prior to that brace, and was deservingly dropped to the bench for that match.

Yet Trossard has started consecutive league games just once all year, and in truth, Martinelli has deserved more from his play, worth 2.36 xG and 1.88 xA in that 12-game span, with just a single goal to show for his efforts. The double last time out indicated a potential turnaround, and with Martinelli likely to be back in the starting lineup, he should have a major contribution. His +200 odds to score a goal are enticing, but with Arsenal sharing the goal scoring duties so well, backing him for any kind of support is more appropriate.

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA  — Peacock
Canada  — Fubo Canada
UK TNT Sports 2 discovery+

In the United States, this match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal will be broadcast exclusively on NBC’s streaming service Peacock.

Fubo is the official broadcast partner of the Premier League in Canada, with every match across the entirety of the season streamed on Fubo Canada.


In the UK, this match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal is broadcast on TNT Sports 2, with streaming on discovery+.

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