Man City vs Nottingham Forest Premier League predictions: tips, odds & team news

Man City vs Nottingham Forest predictions: tips, odds & team news

Manchester City will be hoping to continue their perfect start to the season when they host Nottingham Forest on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).

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Man City vs Nottingham Forest odds


*Odds correct as of 21:00 on September 22

Defending Premier League champions are chasing what would be a history fourth English top-flight title in a row, something that has never been done before in men’s football. And it’s been a perfect start to the title defence. Man City have won all of their five opening Premier League games so far, beating Burnley, Newcastle, Sheffield United, Fulham and West Ham. They are looking to win their first six games of a Premier League season for the second time, also doing so in 2016/17. The only previous time a defending champion have won their opening six games came in 2005/06, with Chelsea did so en route to retaining their crown. Man City have also beaten Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup and Crvena zvezda in their Champions League opener.

But now, in Pep Guardiola’s words, it’s a team that have won the Champions League more times than Man City. Two-time European champions Nottingham Forest will be hoping their second Premier League campaign back is easier than their first. And it’s been a decent start. After five games played, Forest are seventh with two wins and a draw from their opening five matches. They opened a narrow defeat to last season’s runners-up before beating Sheffield United. There was another defeat to Manchester United, but Forest then ended a long wait for an away win, beating Chelsea and Stamford Bridge. Forest stretched their unbeaten run to two games with a draw against Burnley on Monday.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest predictions

Man City vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 1/1 with Paddy Power
Correct Score Man City 4-1 Nottingham Forest 14/1 with BetGoodwin
First Goalscorer Erling Haaland 21/10 with Betfair

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The stats behind our Man City vs Nottingham Forest predictions:

  • Man City have won 36 of their last 38 home games across all competitions.
  • Man City have won 19 home games in a row across all competitions.
  • Nottingham Forest have won just two of their 22 Premier League away games since the start of last season.
  • Nottingham Forest have scored in their last 12 Premier League games.
  • Erling Haaland has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest match tip

Erling Haaland to score 2+ @ 7/4 with Sky Bet

Prior to Man City’s win over Fulham before the international break, Erling Haaland had gone three games at the Etihad without scoring. However, he bounced back with a hat-trick, his fifth in the Premier League. All five of Haaland’s Premier League hat-tricks have come at home too, with his total Premier League tally now at 43 goals in 40 games.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Bet-Builder tip

Over 3.5 goals, Erling Haaland to score anytime & BTTS

When these sides met at the Etihad last season, Erling Haaland scored a first-half hat-trick to kick things off in a 6-0 win win for Man City. However, Nottingham Forest will fancy themselves to breach the Man City net this time. Forest have scored in all five of their Premier League games so far this season and in each of their past 12 in the competition. Man City have also been pretty leaky at the back, conceding in six of their eight matches across all competitions.


Man City vs Nottingham Forest team news

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish Mateo Kovacic, John Stones

Unfortunately for Man City the injuries are racking up a little, particularly in midfield. Kevin De Bruyne is, of course, a long-term absentee but both Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish are expected to miss this weekend’s game. Mateo Kovacic and John Stones are also struggling, but could be available.

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Wayne Hennessey, Danilo

Serge Aurier and Danilo picked up injuries in the win over Chelsea before the international break but could return this weekend. Willy Boly and Wayne Hennessey may also be in line to return for selection, with the latter missing the draw with Burnley due to illness.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head record

  • 18 February 2023 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Man City – Premier League
  • 31 August 2022 – Man City 6-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 3 January 2009 – Man City 0-3 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup
  • 30 March 2002 – Man City 3-0 Nottingham Forest – Division 1
  • 28 October 2001 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Man City – Division 1

Man City won this fixture 6-0 last season but could only leave the City Ground with a point in the return match. Nottingham Forest also have a 3-0 win at the Etihad in the FA Cup in 2009 to cherish, thanks to goals from Nathan Tyson, Robert Earnshaw and Joe Garner.

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