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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 30 January 2024
Kick-Off:  19:30 UK, 20:30 CET
Venue: The City Ground
TV: TNT Sports

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal: Top free betting tips

Nottingham Forest welcome Arsenal to the City Ground on Tuesday, 30 January with the Gunners in desperate need of three points to stay in the Premier League title race. Forest, meanwhile, are still just four points clear of the Premier League drop zone and could therefore do with the points themselves. Our Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal prediction is for a narrow away win but the three points aren't going to come easy for Mikel Arteta's men.

Match result prediction: Arsenal to win

Prior to their win over Crystal Palace, Arsenal had enjoyed a two-week break from football and it appeared to have done them the world of good. They had endured four matches without a win all competitions and their season was in danger of imploding, however, against Palace they looked back to their best in a 5-0 rout. They have once again enjoyed a break before this clash as they are no longer in the FA Cup and we expect that freshness to be the difference here.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Nottingham Forest have been in some thrillers since Nuno Espirito Santo took charge, something not many people saw coming after his spell at Wolves where goals were often hard to come by. Six of his seven games in charge of the club have seen the over 2.5 goals market covered while Arsenal were flying last time out, scoring five against Crystal Palace.

Correct score prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-2 Arsenal

We are predicting a hard-fought, narrow win for Arsenal on Tuesday night. We don't anticipate Nottingham Forest rolling over for the Gunners like Crystal Palace did but Arsenal's renewed confidence and fresher legs should see them over the line in what has become a tough place to go under Nuno Espirito Santo.

The City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest | Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal predictions
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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal team news

Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs Arsenal

Nottingham Forest still have six players away at AFCON 2023 – more than any other Premier League club so Aina, Aurier, Boly, Sangare, Kouyate and  Niakhate are all out of the equation for Santo here. In terms of injuries, there is an outside chance that Anthony Elanga is passed fit while Morgan Gibbs-White should start after coming off the bench against Bristol City. However, Felipe and Awoniyi will definitely miss out and Nuno Tavares is unavailable as he is an Arsenal loanee.

Turner – Montiel, Murillo, Omabamidele Toffolo – Mangala, Danilo – Hudson-Odoi, Gibbs-White, Elanga – Wood

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest

The two biggest concerns for Mikel Arteta for this clash is the availability of Declan Rice and Gabriel. Both men came off against Crystal Palace with niggles and the Spaniard will be hoping that he substituted them before significant damage was done. In terms of players who will definitely miss out, Thomas Partey and Favio Vieira aren't ready yet while Jurrien Timber won't be back for another few months. Tomiyasu and Elneny remain on international duty.

Raya – White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko – Rice, Odegaard, Havertz – Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal: What the fans think

Forest fans feeling confidence despite draw with Bristol City

Arsenal fans call for a fresh approach

How far will Arsenal fans travel to the City Ground?

Arsenal fans face a 125-mile trip to the City Ground on Tuesday night when they take on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League. The journey will take around two hours and 45 minutes via car or coach up the M1 and A46 while the total travelling time is shorter provided they can get on a direct service from St Pancras International to Nottingham. The City Ground is a short walk away from Nottingham Railway Station.

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal: Tickets

Nottingham Forest have sold all of their tickets for the match against Arsenal, however, there are some hospitality packages still available for the match which can be bought directly through the club's website. Arsenal were given an allocation of 2,893 tickets for the match and all of these tickets have been sold to eligible Arsenal season ticket holders.

FAQs: Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

Who is the referee? Simon Hooper is the referee for Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal.

Who is the Arsenal manager? Mikel Arteta is the current Liverpool manager.

Is Bournemouth vs Liverpool on TV? Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal is being shown live on TNT Sports.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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