Our betting experts preview the EFL Cup match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Manchester United head to City Ground on Wednesday for the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest. The winner of this tie will face either Southampton or Newcastle in the final.
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Nottingham Forest Form
Nottingham Forest go into their upcoming match unbeaten in their previous three matches, which started off with a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton. They went on to beat Leicester 2-0, before sharing the spoils with Bournemouth in a 1-1 draw. In their last six EFL Cup home matches, the Reds racked up five strong wins, but no draws as they lost once. They scored 13 and conceded nine goals.
Manchester United Form
Manchester United are difficult to read after taking four points in their last three matches, which kicked off with a 2-1 win against Manchester City. A 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace followed, before a 3-2 defeat against Arsenal. The Red Devils recorded no less than five in their previous six EFL Cup away matches, as well as losing once and drawing none. They hit the target 12 themselves while allowing three goals against them.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Nottingham Forest have scored in 27 of the last 29 home matches
- Nottingham Forest have not lost the last 7 home matches in a row
- Nottingham Forest have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Nottingham Forest have conceded in 9 of the last 10 matches
- In 5 of the last 7 matches Nottingham Forest played, both teams scored
- Manchester United have won 5 of the last 6 matches without conceding a goal
- Manchester United have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches
- Manchester United have won the last 6 matches in a row
- Manchester United have won the last 3 matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Manchester United have scored in 14 of the last 16 away matches
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United – In-form players
With two goals in six matches, Brennan Johnson has been a regular feature on the scoresheet in recent matches, making him a tempting betting prospect, when going up against Manchester United and their defence. The visitors hope Marcus Rashford adds another to his current tally of five goals in his latest matches.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Nottingham Forest claimed all three points five times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Manchester United won four of their last 10 games away, while drawing two and losing four in this series of matches. Nottingham Forest have gone through an impressive 8 games without losing even once as the home side. Manchester United were on the scoreboard at least once in their previous 9 matches.
Both teams to score
Nottingham Forest scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Manchester United got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. Nottingham Forest managed to open the scoreline in no less than five of their previous 10 games. Their opponent Manchester United performed a similar feat as they scored the opener in eight of their last 10 games.
Nottingham Forest witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.7 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Manchester United, who managed to score two times in those matches. Manchester United scored at least once in their previous 9 matches on the bounce.
Match predictions: Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United
To sum up, the upcoming match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United seems to be a good betting opportunity.