Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions 
FA Cup, England
Date: Sunday, 7th January 2018
Kick off at 16:00 [UTC/UK]
Venue: City Ground Stadium, Nottingham, England

Nottingham Forest is all set o take on potential but out-of-form Arsenal at home for the third round game in FA Cup. How will Nottingham Forest tackle this challenge without their manager?

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Possible Lineups

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following are expected lineups and formations from both sides for their upcoming FA Cup Round 3 game:

Nottingham Forest:

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

  • Goalkeeper: Smith
  • Defenders: Lichaj, Worrall, Mancienne, Traore
  • Defensive Midfielders: Bridcutt, Osborn
  • Attacking Midfielders: Cash, Dowell, McKay
  • Forwards: Brereton
Nottingham Forest Possible Lineup
Nottingham Forest Possible Lineup


Expected Formation: 3-4-3

  • Goalkeeper: Ospina
  • Defenders: Mertesacker, Coquelin, Chambers
  • Midfielders: Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles
  • Forwards: Iwobi, Walcott, Welbeck
Arsenal Possible Lineup
Arsenal Possible Lineup

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Recent Performance

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at how these teams have performed in their recent games in EFL Cup, English Premier League, and the English Championship:

Nottingham Forest:

In their last five English Championship games, Nottingham lost three games where rest two were draws. Their last game against Leeds United was an away draw as both teams failed to score. Nottingham Forest was defeated 0-1 by Sunderland at home. They faced another thrashing 0-3 home defeat against Sheffield Wednesday. Their away game against Preston North was a draw as both teams failed to score. Bristol City defeated Nottingham with 2-1 at home.

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In their last five games, Arsenal won two games and rest three were draws, however, they never failed to score. Their last home game against Chelsea was a 2-2 draw. Arsenal’s away game against West Brom was a 1-1 draw. Arsenal managed to defeat Crystal Palace with 2-3 in an away game. Arsenal’s home game against Liverpool was a struggling 3-3 draw. In their recent EFL Cup home game against West Ham United, Arsenal managed a 1-0 win.

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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Team News, Tactical Analysis

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions, Team News: The team losing this encounter will be thrown out of the FA Cup. Here is some team news coming out from both sides:

Nottingham Forest Team News:

Forest will be missing their manager. Other than that, they have no casualty ahead of this important encounter with potential opponents.

Arsenal Team News:

Gunners will miss CMF Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, FW Olivier Giroud and LB Nacho Monreal due to injuries. Other than that, their rest of the squad is fit and ready.

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Head to Head Stats

  • They have a long history of 89 meetings, in which Gunners won 44 games, forest won 25 and rest 20 were draws
  • Their most recent game was played in 1999 in which, Gunners registered a dominating 0-4 win

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Predictions

Forest is going through their worst phase at the moment. Moreover, they are up against Mighty Arsenal in this game. Arsenal is sure to dominate this game. However, looking at the recent performance of Gunners, Nottingham will at least manage to score a goal.

Final Score 1 – 4
Can you predict the score?

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