Last Updated on May 26, 2023 3:06 pm by Erwin Noguera
Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest will face each other this Sunday in Matchday 38 of the Premier League to close a season in which both achieved their goal: to save the category.
The Eagles will say goodbye to their fans after a good year in which they were in the middle of the table and did not suffer much with relegation issues.
Different history for the Tricky Trees, who were very complicated but last weekend won and managed to ensure their permanence.
Sunday, May 28 at 11:30 am ET at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace -152
Nottingham Forest +390
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Why Bet on Crystal Palace?
Crystal Palace was an even team throughout the tournament, achieving 11 wins, 11 draws, and 15 losses, scoring 39 goals and conceding 48. In March they suffered their worst streak with 4 consecutive losses, although their rivals were Manchester City, Arsenal, Brighton, and Aston Villa, four teams that are in European competition spots, in addition to the champion and runner-up.
The Eagles have 2 unbeaten games after drawing with Fulham the previous weekend and beating Bournemouth before. At home, they have 4 games without defeats with 3 wins and only 1 loss in their last 9 games at Selhurst Park.
Eberechi Eze had a great season scoring 10 goals and assisting 4, being one of the stars of the team, where Michael Olise and Cheick Doucouré also stood out. A little more was expected from the experienced Wilfried Zaha, who scored 7 goals, getting much of that tally at the beginning of the season to then disappear.
Why Bet on Nottingham Forest?
Nottingham Forest had a hard time but finally managed to stay in the first division. The two-time European Cup champion had been promoted this season after more than 20 years and had such a bad start to the championship that it seemed they were going to go down immediately.
However, the owner of the team, Evangelos Marinakis, brought in several important reinforcements in the last transfer window, among which Keylor Navas, Danilo, and Felipe stand out, and that changed the face of the team, achieving great victories against Arsenal, Brighton, Leicester, Leeds, and Southampton, and drawing with Manchester City, Chelsea, and Everton, among others.
Last weekend they beat the Gunners 1-0 with a goal from Taiwo Awoniyi and not only did they hand over the title to Manchester City, but they also achieved permanence in front of their fans and great peace of mind, since this Sunday they will play without any kind of pressure.
Undoubtedly, the Reds have a great squad with good players who did not perform well throughout the tournament, and coach Steve Cooper will have to work on that for next season where the objective will surely be not to suffer so much as this year and, why not, go back to Europe.
Nottingham was the worst visitor of the entire tournament, achieving only 7 points: they only won 1 game, scored 10 goals, and conceded 43. They drew in their last game away from home with Chelsea (2-2) and ended a streak of 7 defeats in a row.
Final Betting Analysis: Crystal Palace vs. Nottingham Forest
A game with nothing at stake in which Crystal Palace will try to say goodbye in the best way to their fans and, taking into account the last good results at home for the Eagles and how bad visitors Nottingham Forest are, we believe that the homeowners will win.
At MyBookie.ag we find that Crystal Palace is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -152 while Nottingham Forest has +390 and the draw is +330.
The last time they met was on November 12 last year and Forest won 1-0 with a goal from Morgan Gibbs-White and Zaha missed a penalty, while the last time they met at Selhurst Park was in the second division, in 2012, and finished 1-1.
Go for a straight win for Crystal Palace in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -152, you will gain $66 for a total payout of $166.