Nottingham Forest vs. Everton Betting Tips: McNeil to continue foul streak under Sean Dyche
Nottingham Forest take on Everton and Liverpool face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. We’ll have betting previews for both games here on BettingOdds.com, but in this article we’ve previewed the match from The City Ground where Nottingham Forest will be looking to build on their impressive home record this campaign.
Nottingham Forest vs Everton Odds
Steve Cooper’s side may be winless in their last three top-flight matches but they have not been beaten at home since all the way back in September. That’s a run which includes avoiding defeat against Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, but with just four points separating themselves from the relegation zone, Forest will know there is still plenty of work to be done in order to secure safety.
Everton’s fortunes have improved since Sean Dyche took over at Goodison Park with wins against Arsenal and Leeds, but back-to-back defeats will have given the former Burnley boss a dose of reality of how far this team are away from the levels of expectation that both the manager and fans demand. A win here for the visitors could see them jump from 18th to 15th in the table which could be crucial with Manchester United and Newcaste featuring in their next three fixtures.
Nottingham Forest vs Everton Tips
The first selection we are siding with on Sunday is for Everton’s Dwight McNeil to concede Over 0.5 fouls, which is on show at 7/5 with both Unibet and BetUK at the time of writing.
60% of the fouls McNeil has committed this season in the Premier League have been since Sean Dyche arrived at the club at the back end of January. With potential instructions from Dyche to break up the game more and really put himself on the line, McNeil has given away six fouls across his last three matches with totals of 3,2 and 1. With this in mind 7/5 looks a big price here with this being a massive match towards the bottom end of the table.
We’ve also picked out something for those who prefer a punt at a bit more of a price, but are sticking with the theme of fouls. The first of four players we are backing to give away Over 0.5 fouls is James Tarkowski. Another of Dyche’s former players from Burnley, Tarkowski has given away a foul in eight of his last nine matches and has been shown a yellow card in three of those.
Continuing on the theme of centre-backs and Joe Worrall is another we are targeting on Sunday. The 26-year-old is averaging just over a foul a game at home this season and has given away 1+ in four of his last five at The City Ground.
Morgan Gibbs-White has been a key player for Forest this campaign and In his last six league appearances Gibbs-White has committed 1+ foul in four of them and has given away 2+ in three.
Rounding off this Bet Builder is Brennan Johnson. The Nottingham Forest man may have blanked in his last two when it comes to fouls, but prior to that he had cleared this line in eight of his last nine. Adding him to betslip with the three players above pays 13/2.