Everton vs Nottingham Forest prediction, odds & betting tips – 21/04/2024

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Everton vs Nottingham Forest prediction
Ibrahim Sangare of Nottingham Forest and James Garner of Everton battle for the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

It's time for our Premier League predictions ahead of another huge game at the bottom of the table as Everton play host to Nottingham Forest on Sunday. The Toffees are looking to bounce back from their worst defeat of the season away at Chelsea and will be hoping that the 6-0 drubbing provides a wake-up call for the manager and the players. Nottingham Forest don't tend to travel well and are susceptible to set pieces but will believe that they can outscore this goal-shy Everton side.

Everton vs Nottingham Forest predictions: Possible stalemate at Goodison Park

Everton vs Nottingham Forest Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Draw

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Everton 1-1 Nottingham Forest

⬆️ Over 2.5 Goals prediction

No

Key Stats

  • Two of the last three meetings between Everton and Nottingham Forest have ended in draws and both teams head into this game on the back of one win from their last six fixtures.
  • Everton rarely score more than one goal and have only kept one clean sheet in their last six attempts, while the visitors have scored and conceded in each of their last five outings, hence our prediction for a 1-1 draw this weekend.
  • Six of the last seven encounters between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals, while three of Everton's last five fixtures and three of Nottm Forest's last six games have also witnessed fewer than three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Everton the favourite

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • DRAW: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%
  • AWAY: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Everton are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 48.8%, but we are expecting a tight and tense match at Goodison Park.

Everton lost 6-0 away at Chelsea last time out to make it one win, one draw and four defeats from their last six matches, while Nottm Forest drew 2-2 at home to Wolves and have won one, drawn three and lost two of their last six league games.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the bookmaker's choice to score in this game at 2/1 (3.00) which has a probability of 33.3%, while Chris Wood is the clear choice for a Nottingham Forest goalscorer at 3/1 (4.00) with a probability of 25%.

Last five H2Hs: Toffees a sticky opponent for Forest

England Premier League 02/12/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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Everton

Everton

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England Premier League 05/03/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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Everton

Everton

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England Premier League 20/08/22

Everton

Everton

1
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

Everton have won 42. drawn 21 and lost 34 of their last 97 head-to-heads with Nottingham Forest, securing a 1-0 win at The City Ground in December.

Team news and form guide

Everton: Only lost one of last seven against the visitors

Lewis Dobbin, Nathan Patterson and Seamus Coleman have been ruled out of Sunday's big game through injury, which means that Ben Godfrey is likely to start at right-back for the hosts. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Jarrad Branthwaite should return from injury in time to play.

Predicted lineup: Pickford (GK), Godfrey, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Branthwaite, Doucouré, Gueye, Onana, McNeil, Harrison & Calvert-Lewin

Europe Friendlies 19/07/24

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Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers

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Everton

Everton

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England Premier League 19/05/24

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Arsenal

Arsenal

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Everton

Everton

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England Premier League 11/05/24

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Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

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Everton

Everton

1

England Premier League 03/05/24

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Luton

Luton

1

Everton

Everton

1

England Premier League 27/04/24

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Brentford

Brentford

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Everton

Everton

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Nottm Forest: Drawn three of their last five

Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly will miss the trip to Goodison Park this weekend due to injury, while Anthony Elanga will be hoping to make his return to the squad following a knock he picked up in the Tottenham game.

Predicted lineup: Sels GK), Aina, Williams, Omobamidele, Murillo, Gibbs-White, Yates, Reyna, Danilo, Wood & Hudson-Odoi

Europe Friendlies 19/07/24

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Sunderland

Sunderland

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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Elite Club Friendlies 13/07/24

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Chesterfield

Chesterfield

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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England Premier League 19/05/24

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Burnley

Burnley

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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England Premier League 11/05/24

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Chelsea

Chelsea

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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England Premier League 04/05/24

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Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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Player to watch – Dwight McNeil

Dwight McNeil isn't a big favourite with most Everton fans this season but the left winger remains the club's top creative player with five assists.

Dwight McNeil player to watch
Kyle Walker of Manchester City (L) challenges Dwight McNeil of Everton – Photo by Icon sport

McNeil might not do much from open play but the Toffees are going to need the former Burnley man at his best from set-pieces this weekend as this is an area that Nottingham Forest have really struggled to defend this season.

Everton's chief assist provider

Everton have scored a lot of their goals from set-pieces and Sunday's game feels like a ‘must-win' for the Toffees following that horrific display at Stamford Bridge and corners and free kicks are going to be vital against Nottingham Forest which is why McNeil is our player to watch.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things