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Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd Predictions, Tips and Odds: Red Devils searching for record-breaking quarter-final appearance

Nottingham Forest and Man Utd meet in an FA Cup fifth-round showdown on Wednesday at 7:45 pm (UK time).

The hosts will be aiming to reach the quarter-final for the second time in the last three seasons (also 2021/22) after having only reached the last eight in two of their previous 30 campaigns before this.

Man Utd, meanwhile, are looking to reach the final eight for a record 48th time. They’re currently tied with Everton on 47 such appearances in competition history.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with BetUK
Correct Score Nottingham Forest 1-2 Man Utd 8/1 with Star Sports
First Goalscorer Marcus Rashford 5/1 with Bet Goodwin

The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in six of Nottingham Forest’s last seven matches at The City Ground.
  • Man Utd have won their lat two away games across all competitions 2-1.
  • Man Utd have scored the opening goal in each of their past five away games.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd match tip

Bruno Fernandes to score anytime @ 29/10 with SBK

Bruno Fernandes has scored five goals in his last five FA Cup matches. He has scored in each of his last three appearances. The last Manchester United player to score in four consecutive FA Cup matches was Romelu Lukaku in 2018.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd odds


*Odds correct as of 08:45 on February 28. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Manchester United have already lost at the City Ground this season, losing their Premier League visit in December (2-1). The Red Devils last suffered back-to-back away defeats against Nottingham Forest in all competitions in December 1984.

Nottingham Forest have drawn three FA Cup matches this season (one win), with their third and fourth-round ties going to a replay. The last Premier League club to draw four or more games in a single FA Cup campaign was Middlesbrough under Gareth Southgate in 2006-07 (six).

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Chris Wood, Nuno Tavares, Ola Aina, Ibrahima Sangare, Willy Boly

Ola Aina, Ibrahima Sangare and Willy Boly all came back injured from the Africa Cup of Nations, with Nottingham Forest currently unsure about their returns. Chris Wood and Nuno Tavares are all injured and may not be back until after the international break.

Top Scorer: Andrew Omobamidele, Danilo, Chris Wood, Morgan Gibbs-White, Nicolas Dominguez, Divock Origi (1)

Card Magnet: Ryan Yates, Nicolas Dominguez (2)

Assist Ace: Ryan Yates (2)

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Anthony Martial, Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Harry Maguire Raphael Varane, Bruno Fernandes

Erik ten Hag is dealing with a mini-injury crisis, with leading marksman Rasmus Hojlund joining an infirmary alongside influential defenders Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez. Harry Maguire has also been ruled out, but Casemiro will return. Raphael Varane and Bruno Fernandes are doubts.

Top Scorer: Bruno Fernandes (2)

Card Magnet: Casemiro (1)

Assist Ace: Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, Antony (1)

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UK: This match is available for live broadcast in the UK on BBC One, with streaming available on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

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Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd head-to-head

  • 30 December 2023 – Nottingham Forest 2-1 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 26 August 2023 – Man Utd 3-2 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 16 April 2023 – Nottingham Forest 0-2 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 1 February 2023 – Man Utd 2-0 Nottingham Forest – League Cup
  • 25 January 2023 – Nottingham Forest 0-3 Man Utd – League Cup

Nottingham Forest ended an 11-game losing streak against Manchester United last time out. Three of those defeats came in a domestic cup game albeit they were all League Cup fixtures.