Everton v Forest Betting Tips & Predictions

Winless Everton host newly-promoted Nottingham Forest in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

Despite defeats to Chelsea and Aston Villa, Everton are favourites to beat Nottingham Forest this weekend. 

It’s too early to say a game is ‘must-win’, but a victory would certainly help to ease the growing pressure on Frank Lampard. 

Forest continue to overhaul their squad with a stream of signings, and they come into this match with plenty of confidence after beating West Ham on Sunday.

Double Chance: Forest or Draw

10/11 (Betfred)

Forest were competitive away to Newcastle and impressive against West Ham. Steve Cooper’s team is still in a state of flux with plenty of new players coming in, but Cooper has managed to put out a cohesive team on the pitch.

While Everton have lost by a lone goal in each of their two matches, they have been a long way from a win in either fixture. Frank Lampard has a lot of work to do even after the signings of Conor Coady and Amadou Onana. 

Owners of a stellar away record last season, Forest are a good bet to avoid defeat at 10/11. 

Total Goals: Under 2.5 

5/6 (Boyle Sports)

The attack is the main cause of Everton’s struggles. With Richarlison sold and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sidelined, the Toffees are desperately short on quality in the final third. 

Anthony Gordon has had minimal impact leading the line, so Lampard’s best chance of a positive result is to keep tight and hope they can nick a goal on the break or from a set piece. 

There has been under 2.5 total goals in both of Forest’s games so far. 

To Win Either Half: Forest

6/4 (Coral)

For a team who just beat West Ham, this is a great value price to win either half against a considerably weaker Everton side. Cooper’s team were at a talent disadvantage to the Hammers, but that’s not so clear here. 

With the Toffees’ attacking woes, Forest keeping a clean sheet in at least one half is a very reasonable expectation. There’s an obvious path to Forest winning a half, even if you don’t fancy them to take all three points. 

All odds are subject to change

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