Crystal Palace will be looking to make it three consecutive Premier League wins when they travel to City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest in their Matchday 16 tie on Saturday.
Nottingham have struggled back in the top flight this season, with the side only managing two victories from 14 games so far and currently they sit bottom of the table, level on 10 points with 19th-placed Wolves and three points off safety.
After a shocking a 1-0 over Liverpool at home, Forest were backed to build on it but they were slapped 5-0 at the Emirates after that and were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Brentford last time out. They will be looking to bounce back as they hope to go into the World Cup break out of the danger zone.
The Tricky Trees picked up a massive confidence-boosting 2-0 win over Tottenham in the EFL Cup last Wednesday night and they will be desperate to build on it on Saturday.
Crystal Palace will be disappointed following their elimination from the EFL Cup after a 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United in a penalty shootout.
They will hope to quickly put the disappointment behind them and turn their focus to maintaining their recent good Premier League form. The Eagles picked up a 2-1 win at West Ham last time out in the top flight, making it three wins from their last four league games.
The run has left them in the 10th place in the league standings, level on points with both Liverpool and Fulham, who sit eighth and ninth respectively, and two points off sixth-placed Brighton. Patrick Vieira’s side will therefore look to maintain their momentum as they hope to go into the World Cup occupy the European places.
Nottingham vs Crystal Palace head to head
Both sides have met in 25 encounters since 1993 with Nottingham claiming 13 victories, while Crystal Palace have won six and there have been six draws.
- Nottingham 1-0 Crystal Palace 19/07/19
- Nottingham 2-2 Crystal Palace 29/12/12
- Crystal Palace 1-1 Nottingham 18/09/12
- Crystal Palace 0-3 Nottingham 31/03/12
- Nottingham 0-1 Crystal Palace 10/12/11
- Nottingham 2-0 Tottenham
- Nottingham 2-2 Brentford
- Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham
- Nottingham 1-0 Liverpool
- Brighton 0-0 Nottingham
- Newcastle 3-2 Crystal Palace
- West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace
- Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton
- Everton 3-0 Crystal Palace
- Crystal Palace 2-1 Wolves
Nottingham team news
Nottingham will be without Omar Richards, Mousa Niakhate, Harry Toffolo and Giulian Biancone due to injuries, while Orel Mangala is suspended and Scott Mckenna and Cheikhou Kouyate are doubts.
Crystal Palace team news
Crystal Palace will be without Chris Richards, James McArthur and Odsonne Edouard due to injuries.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (2, X)
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5