The prediction of Manchester United and Nottingham Forest comes before the match of the 17th round of the Premier League. This game will be played on December 27th at Old Trafford, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Match Preview and Team News
Manchester United returns to top-flight action on Tuesday evening and faces Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest. Despite not playing in the league for over a month, Erik Tan Haag has a lot of injuries to contend with, the majority of which are in central defense. World Cup finalists Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are unavailable for this one. Axel Tuanzebe is a long-term absentee, and Harry Maguire was out with an illness for the Red Devils’ Carabao Cup victory over Burnley last Wednesday. If the latter remains unavailable, Casemiro may have to drop in alongside Victor Lindelof at the heart of the hosts’ defense, a role he has played before at Real Madrid. Even with this CB shortage, Manchester United is a heavy favorite here, and rightly so. Bruno Fernandes is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, has excellent ball control, and the Portuguese international can be satisfied with his performance. Scott McTominay found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Pre-World Cup break, Nottingham Forest had appeared to turn a corner, picking up eight points from seven games to lift them off of the foot of the table and keeping clean sheets in 43% of their games over that period. A 1-0 victory as the Tricky Trees hosted Liverpool was the stand-out result, though that does look like an anomaly when it comes to their games against the ‘big six.’ In games away at the current top three, Arsenal, Manchester City, and Newcastle, Steve Cooper’s side did not pick up a single point, losing by an aggregate score line of 13-0 and generating an xG of just 1.67. Brennan Johnson is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineups
Manchester United: de Gea, Lindelöf, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Eriksen, Casemiro, Fernandes, Fred, Martial, Rashford, Antony
Nottingham Forest: Henderson, Boly, Lodi, Worrall, Williams, Freuler, Lingard, Mangala, Dennis, Awoniyi, Johnson.
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips and Predictions
Manchester United is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Manchester United to win HT-FT @ 1.90
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.65
Correct score 3:0 @ 9.00