Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineups – Can Awoniyi Inspire Forest to Extend their Unbeaten Run?

Crystal Palace look to build on from the impressive win over Manchester United when they take Nottingham Forest at Selhurst Park in the late kick-off on Saturday.

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Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest English Premier League Team News

After a string of close contests between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace, an opportunity once again arises for Palace to pick up a first victory in this fixture since 2011. One has to go back to 2003 to witness a home win for Palace in this fixture.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace created history by picking up a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Even though United are in a mini-crisis, Palace did exceptionally well to hold on to the victory. Now, manager Roy Hodgson is seeking consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Palace could have as many as nine players on the treatment table for this game. Eberechi Eze is the big injury news for the club as he may be set for more than a month on the sidelines. James Tomkins has a calf injury while Naouirou Ahamada and Dean Henderson are struggling with ankle and groin injuries respectively.

Matheus Franca will be unavailable because of a back problem while Jefferson Lerma and Michael Olise are also on the treatment table because of hamstring problems.

Crystal Palace predicted lineup

Sam Johnstone, Joel Ward, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell, Cheick Oumar Doucoure, Jairo Riedewald, Will Hughes, Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jean-Philippe Mateta

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Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest are also missing a handful of players coming to the game. Manager Steve Cooper comes into the game with Wayne Hennessey and Danilo being the headline creators due to the knee and hamstring injuries respectively. The participation of Nuno Tavares will decide on a late fitness test, as he has to recover from a groin problem.

Niakhite is the player missing from the squad because of a one-game suspension. Ola Aina and Ryan Yates have been suffering from muscle and hamstring injuries. Both players will be assessed ahead of the game. Dominguez might miss the game due to a knock picked up against Brentford.

Nottingham Forest predicted lineup

Matt Turner, Serge Aurier, Murillo, Willy Boly, Harry Toffolo, Cheikhou Kouyate, Ibrahim Sangare, Anthony Elanga, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi

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Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup – Featured Duel: Joachim Andersen vs Taiwo Awoniyi

Joachim Andersen has been the star defender for Crystal Palace of far this season. The 27-year-old has been a towering presence in the Palace backline throughout the campaign. In his seven league appearances, the defender has come up with a bonus of two goals as well. He has been averaging close to 2 tackles per game with almost one interception.

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Taiwo Awoniyi will once again be carrying the threat for Nottingham Forest. The pacey forward has three goals and two assists in his seven league appearances. He has not scored in his last two games but the older form remains excellent. Nottingham Forest will be keen on seeing more shots from the striker, who has been averaging just over 1.25 shots per match.

Will Taiwo Awoniyi Play Against Nottingham Forest?

If Nottingham Forest are to pick up a second away win of the season, it has to be crucial for the visitors to witness goals from Taiwo Awoniyi. The striker has not scored since the goal against Manchester United towards the end of August. However, his pace and strength make him quite a handful for opponent defenders.

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Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup – The Final Word

Crystal Palace are looking for back-to-back victories for the first time this season. They are also aiming for a first home victory over Nottingham Forest since 2003. This may be the best time for Palace to get a victory in this fixture with Forest struggling for consistency. The visitors have not managed a victory since the surprise success over Chelsea at the start of September.

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