Manchester United VS Nottingham Forest Betting Tips & Offers
Here are the latest betting tips and offers for the Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest game which kicks off tonight at 8pm.
Manchester United VS Nottingham Forest Betting Odds
Here are the latest betting odds for the Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest game tonight at 8pm:
- Manchester united to win: 2/5
- Draw: 15/4
- Nottingham Forest to win: 7/1
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Manchester United VS Nottingham Forest Predictions
After an emphatic victory at the City Ground last Wednesday, to say Manchester United have one foot in the final would be an understatment.
Seven nights ago, it took just six minutes for Man United to break the deadlock through, who else, Marcus Rashford.
Wout Weghorst then doubled the visitor’s lead in first half stoppage time, before Bruno Fernandes lashed home a third late on.
This is the first time ever in League Cup history that a club has won the first leg away from home by 3+ goals.
So, baring an unprecedented comeback at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag’s team will have a Wembley clash with Newcastle on 26 February to look forward to.
Manchester United are desperate to end their six-year trophy draught, last going longer without winning major silverware in the early 1970s.
Alongside this competition, the Red Devils also reached the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday, swatting aside Reading, thanks to Casemiro’s majestic brace.
Given that they’ve got nine more fixtures between now and 5 March, ten Hag will be looking to take it easy in this second leg.
As for Nottingham Forest, this is their first appearance in a major semi-final since 1992, but it certainly hasn’t gone to plan.
The Reds also lost 3-0 at Old Trafford in the league in December, and haven’t won there for 29 years; Stuart Pearce with the winner back then.
Will Man United prove, once again, to be too strong for Forest?
Manchester United team news
Given their fixture pile-up, and their almost unassailable position in this tie, Erik ten Hag is likely to heavily rotate his XI for this clash.
The big news is that Christian Eriksen will miss, possibly, the rest of the season, after being on the wrong end of a horror Andy Carroll tackle on Saturday.
For this game, 17 year old Kobbie Mainoo, who started against Charlton in the previous round, is likely to be in midfield.
Tom Heaton will return in goal, while third-choice Jack Butland will be hoping to make his Man United debut.
In attack, Jadon Sancho hasn’t featured since 22 October, so could this be the perfect time for him to make his return?
Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Heaton; Williams, Maguire, Lindelöf, Malacia; McTominay, Mainoo, Pellistri, Elanga, Garnacho; Weghorst.
Nottingham Forest team news
As for Forest, what does Steve Cooper do here?
His team had the weekend off, they’re already out of the FA Cup, so does he go for it, or throw in the towel with Sunday’s game against Leeds in mind?
In goal, given that Man United loanee Dean Henderson is injured, Wayne Hennessey will continue to deputise.
Chris Wood is cup-tied so cannot feature, but fellow January recruit Danilo, who made his debut in the first leg, could get another chance to stake a claim in midfield.
Jesse Lingard, who made 232 appearances for Manchester United, will get another Old Trafford return.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Hennessey; Aurier, Boly, Worrall, Lodi: Danilo, Freuler, Mangala; Scarpa, Gibbs-White, Johnson.