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Nottingham Forest vs Man City Predictions, Tips and Odds: Premier League title race reaches crucial point

Manchester City once again play the chasing game in the Premier League title race when they travel to Nottingham Forest this weekend.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Man City: Predictions

Bet Prediction NetBet odds
BTTS? Yes 6/7
Correct Score Nottingham Forest 1-3 Man City 9/1
First Goalscorer Chris Wood 44/5

The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Man City predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in six of Man City’s last seven Premier League away matches.
  • Man City have won seven of their last eight Premier League away games.
  • Man City have conceded the opening goal in five of their last nine Premier League away games.

The chase is on

Once again, Man City are playing catch-up in the Premier League, but they’ll be hoping for good news by the time they kick-off against Nottingham Forest. Premier League leaders Arsenal face Tottenham earlier on Sunday, meaning Man City could be four or two points behind — albeit with two games in hand. They could also have the chance to go two points clear with one game in hand (if they were to beat Forest).

Run-in Man City is a different beast, and since drawing back-to-back games against Arsenal and Liverpool, they have been perfect. Man City have won each of their past four matches, most recently beating Brighton 4-0. In that time, Arsenal have lost once (out of five) and Liverpool have won twice (out of five), swinging the title race back into Man City’s control.

Last season, Nottingham Forest ended the Premier League title race in Man City’s favour, beating Arsenal at the City Ground. And they’ll be hoping to have a similar say this time around. Not because they want to influence the title race, but because they need wins for their own fight against relegation.

Forest are currently just one point clear of the relegation zone with four games left to play, though that is after their points deduction — which they are appealing. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are winless in their past three matches, losing two, most recently beaten 2-0 by Everton in controversial circumstances.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City match tip

Over 2.5 Man City goals @ 13/12 with NetBet

One of the driving forces between Man City’s four-game winning run in the Premier League is their attack. The Citizens have scored 17 goals in their past four league matches, netting at least four each time. Their smallest margin of victory was a 4-2 win over Crystal Palace, while two of their wins have been by four goals.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City odds

Nottingham Forest
Man City

*Odds correct as of 09:30 on April 26. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Understandably, Man City are odds-on favourites for this game. They’re unbeaten in the league since December while Forest have only won one of their last nine Premier League games.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Willy Boly, Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi is still yet to return to training for Nottingham Forest, so is expected to join Willy Boly on the sidelines.

Top Scorer: Chris Wood (12)

Card Magnet: Morgan Gibbs-White (9)

Assist Ace: Anthony Elanga (8)

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland has missed Man City’s past two games, but there is hope that he will be able to feature this weekend.

Top Scorer: Erling Haaland (20)

Card Magnet: Rodri (8)

Assist Ace: Julián Álvarez (9)

How to watch Nottingham Forest vs Man City live

Nottingham Forest vs Man City takes place on Sunday at 4:30pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. You can follow all the latest action and stats on the Squawka Live X feed.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City head-to-head

  • 23 September 2023 – Manchester City 2-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 18 February 2023 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 31 August 2022 – Manchester City 6-0 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 3 January 2009 – Manchester City 0-3 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup
  • 30 March 2002 – Manchester City 3-0 Nottingham Forest – Division 1

Nottingham Forest have won just one of their previous eight meetings with Manchester City (five losses and two draws).