Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Nottingham Forest will try to recover from a massive 4-0 loss to West Ham United when they take on Everton on Matchday 26. The Reds experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the London Stadium defeat, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Forest’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Awoniyi, Kouyate, Biancone, Niakhate, Boly, McKenna, Aurier, and Henderson.
The Toffees, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, but beating Nottingham on the road is easier said than done. Since Sean Dyche’s men are likely to adopt yet another defence-minded approach, under 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Dominic Calwert-Lewin is a major doubt, while Andros Townsend remains in the recovery room. Nathan Patterson will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Michael Dawson):
Michael Dawson is a highly rated defender who started his youth career at Nottingham Forest. He made his first-team debut for the Reds in April 2002 in a 3-2 loss to Walsall. After spending four years at Nottingham Forest, Michael Dawson joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 and he went on to make 236 appearances for the capital club, scoring 7 goals and quickly becoming fans’ favourite at White Hart Lane.
After losing his place in the side, the centre-back signed for Hull City in 2014. The English footballer played for the Tigers in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and despite the fact that they dropped to the Championship at the end of the season, he decided not to leave the club.
Michael Dawson scored one goal in 32 appearances for Hull City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he helped the Tigers return to the English top flight. Michael Dawson made his England debut in a friendly against Hungary in August, 2010. His main position is centre back.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.