Our betting experts preview the EFL Cup match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Manchester United come up against visiting side Nottingham Forest this coming Wednesday at Old Trafford in an EFL Cup fixture.
This is the second of a two-legged semi-final tie between the two Premier League clubs. Manchester United enter the contest with a 3-0 aggregate lead following last week’s first-leg victory. Whoever comes out on top here will face Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final on February 26.
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Manchester United Form
Manchester United took six points from their last three matches, but started off by losing 3-2 against Arsenal. They responded by beating Nottingham Forest 0-3 and followed that up by winning 3-1 against Reading. Erik ten Hag’s side won three of their previous six matches at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup. They drew zero and suffered three defeats, scoring ten goals and conceding eight.
Nottingham Forest Form
Nottingham Forest have been inconsistent in their last three matches, which brought home four points. They claimed a 2-0 win against Leicester, before drawing 1-1 with Bournemouth. This little streak ended when Manchester United proved too strong in a 0-3 defeat. In their last six away matches in the EFL Cup, Steve Cooper’s side won twice, while also recording zero draws. They endured four defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying 15 goals conceded and ten scored.
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Manchester United have won the last 10 home matches in a row
- Manchester United have not lost the last 12 home matches in a row
- Manchester United have scored in 24 of the last 26 matches
- Manchester United have won 9 of the last 10 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Manchester United have scored in the last 10 home matches in a row
- Nottingham Forest have conceded in 12 of the last 14 away matches
- Nottingham Forest have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Nottingham Forest have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Nottingham Forest matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Nottingham Forest have scored in 7 of the last 9 away matches
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Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
Manchester United are undefeated in the previous 10 matches at Old Trafford, winning ten along the way while drawing zero. Nottingham Forest won three of their previous 10 games away from home across all tournaments, in which they drew one and lost six. Amazingly, Manchester United are on a streak of 13 home matches without defeat.
Both teams to score
Manchester United probably enjoy the prospect of scoring this coming Wednesday, as Nottingham Forest managed only two clean sheets in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed five clean sheets in their last 10 matches.
Manchester United saw over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.4 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Nottingham Forest, who scored 1.7 times on average in those matches. Manchester United scored at least once in their previous 11 matches.
Match predictions: Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest
To sum up, the upcoming match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest seems to be a good betting opportunity.