Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

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TEAM NEWS

Orel Mangala is suspended for Nottingham Forest after being despatched off within the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

Midfielder Jack Colback made his comeback from a again downside in that tie in opposition to Tottenham.

Crystal Palace will assess Odsonne Edouard, who has missed the previous two matches due to a thigh harm.

James McArthur stays out with a groin harm and USA worldwide Chris Richards has been dominated out of the World Cup with a hamstring problem.

CHRIS SUTTON’S PREDICTION

No-one needs to be backside of the desk going into the World Cup so it is a large recreation for Nottingham Forest, particularly as they’re at dwelling.

Forest had been good within the first half in opposition to Brentford final week however fell away after the break so it’ll be a nervy Metropolis Floor crowd this time.

Nonetheless, they may in all probability take coronary heart from seeing Forest get a last-minute equaliser in opposition to the Bees, after which beating Tottenham within the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Having mentioned all that, Crystal Palace are taking part in rather well proper now and are so harmful in assault. They have a number of match-winners of their aspect, whereas I’m not positive Forest create sufficient.

Prediction: 1-2

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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Crystal Palace’s solitary win previously 9 top-flight conferences was by 1-0 at Metropolis Floor in February 1991.The latest aggressive video games between these groups had been within the 2012-13 Championship. Each fixtures had been drawn.

Nottingham Forest

In solely three of the 30 accomplished Premier League seasons did the workforce backside of the desk on Christmas Day go on to keep away from relegation. All three of these groups had 10 factors – as Forest do now.Forest have scored first in six of their seven dwelling league video games this season – however have gone on to win solely twice.Solely Leicester have dropped extra factors from profitable positions than the 12 by Nottingham Forest this season.Taiwo Awoniyi has scored in all three of his Premier League dwelling begins.

Crystal Palace

Palace can win three consecutive Premier League fixtures for the primary time since a run of 4 from February to June 2020.The Eagles are unbeaten of their previous eight league video games in opposition to promoted sides, profitable 4 of them. Palace have earned a league-high 12 factors from dropping positions.Wilfried Zaha has failed to attain in any of his six appearances in opposition to Forest.

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