Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Struggling Everton will look to give fans some cheer when they host newcomers Nottingham Forest to their Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. New Spurs attacker Richarlison has been sorely missed at the start of the season, with Frank Lampard’s troops obviously struggling in front of goal. Since key striker Calvert-Lewin remains in the recovery room, home win should not be considered. Andre Gomes is a major doubt, and the former Barcelona midfielder will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Reds, on the other hand, recorded their first win of the season on Sunday, with the team beating West Ham thanks to Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal. Nottingham Forest, though, produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. Midfielder Ryan Yates should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Andre Gomes):
Andre Gomes is a Portuguese footballer who represented the likes of Porto, Boavista and Benfica during his youth career, but eventually signed a professional deal with the Eagles. Even if he hadn’t made too many first team appearances for the Portuguese giants, the midfielder saw his economic rights sold to a private company in January 2014, and the deal eventually saw him join Spanish giants Valencia.
The attacking midfielder immediately nailed down a regular starting berth at Mestalla, proving his undoubted potential, and catching the eye of top Italian sides such as Juventus and Napoli. Gomes has yet to establish himself as an important player for the Portugal national team, but he has made several appearances under Fernando Santos and is expected to play a key role for the Selecao in the future.
Possessing impressive technical skills and capable of covering a number of positions in midfield, Gomes is a modern midfielder who has been showing incredible maturity for his age, so no wonder he is predicted a bright future in the game.
Highlighted Team (Nottingham Forest):
Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0).
Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.