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Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news

Nottingham Forest and Manchester United meet in their final Premier League game of 2023 on Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd odds


*Odds correct as of 22:00 on December 29

Nottingham Forest made a big decision just before Christmas, calling time on Steve Cooper’s stint as manager. It was a bold call and one that didn’t go down well with Forest fans, but it wasn’t a surprise as the Reds had been slipping down the table with a long winless run. Nuno Espirito Santo is the man in charge now and although he lost his first game against Bournemouth, he did get a win last time out, beating Newcastle 3-1 at St James’ Park. It was a crucial victory too, keeping Forest outside the relegation zone, although they are just two points clear of 18th-placed Luton who have a game in hand.

Manchester United, meanwhile, were also on a winless run of their own with one draw and two defeats after they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. It’s been a tough season for Erik ten Hag, whose side have a -4 goal difference despite sitting seventh, just six points outside the top four. Their last two defeats saw Man Utd ship five goals against Bournemouth and West Ham without reply, while also holding Liverpool to a goalless draw. Things looked to be going from bad to worse last time out, as Man Utd trailed Aston Villa 2-0 at half-time, but the Red Devils fought back and snuck a 3-2 victory. Can they build on that?

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Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 7/5 with BetVictor
Correct Score Nottingham Forest 0-2 Man Utd 11/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Scott McTominay 12/1 with BoyleSports

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The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Nottingham Forest have lost their last four home Premier League matches.
  • Man Utd have lost just two of their last seven recent Premier League away games.
  • Man Utd have kept three clean sheets across their last five Premier League away trips.
  • Nottingham Forest have failed to score in two of their last three Premier League home matches.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd match tip

Man Utd win to nil @ 3/1 with Betfred

This is a fixture that Man Utd dominate, having won their last 11 meetings with Nottingham Forest across all competitions, their third-best such run against a side — winning 14 in a row against Aston Villa (2003-2008) and Wigan (2005-2011). The Red Devils have also won their last two visits to the City Ground without conceding, winning 2-0 and 3-0 respectively.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd Bet-Builder tip

Under 5.5 Nottingham Forest corners and over 5.5 Man Utd corners

Man Utd will be hoping to give Nottingham Forest’s defenders something to worry about this weekend, particularly from corners. The Red Devils have averaged 6.37 corners per game in the Premier League this season, the fourth-best record in the division. At the other end of the pitch, Nottingham Forest have the second-worst average for corners per game in the Premier League, at just 3.58.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd
Reason for tip

Man Utd have averaged 6.37 corners per game in the Premier League this season.

Reason for tip

Only Sheffield United have won fewer corners per game this season than Nottingham Forest's 3.58.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Willy Boly Taiwo Awoniyi, Felipe, Ibrahim Sangare, Serge Aurier

Willy Boly is back from suspension for this game, but Ibrahim Sangare now serves a ban for an accumulation of yellow cards. Taiwo Awoniyi, Felipe and Serge Aurier are all injured.

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Casemiro, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho, Amad Diallo, Sofyan Amrabat Anthony Martial

Erik ten Hag must still do without Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Sofyan Amrabat, Luke Shaw and Casemiro but is hopeful of having Anthony Martial back.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd head-to-head record

  • 26 August 2023 – Manchester United 3-2 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 16 April 2023 – Nottingham Forest 0-2 Manchester United – Premier League
  • 1 February 2023 – Manchester United 2-0 Nottingham Forest – League Cup
  • 25 January 2023 – Nottingham Forest 0-3 Manchester United – League Cup
  • 27 December 2022 – Manchester United 3-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League

Manchester United have won their last 11 meetings with Nottingham Forest, including each of the last four at the City Ground by an aggregate score of 17-1.

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