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Prediction: Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 16 Apr 2023


Prediction: Man United win

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: 888sport

The Premier League returns this weekend as we gear up for the final eight-game stretch of the campaign. It’s been a long road to get here from all the way back in August, but it seems as if we’ve got a pretty good idea of what all 20 clubs are shooting for between now and the end of May. Today, we’re taking a look at what should be an intriguing encounter between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United.

Nottingham Forest

While Steve Cooper may still be in charge, things are looking a bit questionable for Nottingham Forest. There are endless absences in their ranks, they haven’t won in a good while and confidence appears to be quite low. With that being said, it feels like it only takes one moment of magic to shift the momentum in a relegation battle – and we wouldn’t put it past them to make some noise in the next few weeks.

Team News

Lodi, Scarpa, Dennis and Aurier are doubtful with the following players out through injury: Wood, Boly, Henderson, Biancone, Richards, Yates, Niakhate and Kouyate.

Manchester United

Manchester United have had a strong campaign and it certainly feels like Erik ten Hag, after an initially poor start, is really turning things around. Still, there’s no way of getting around the fact that their schedule in the next few weeks is absolutely insane. They need to manage their resources as well as they possibly can, with the main priority being to secure a top four finish and Champions League football.

Team News

McTominay is a fitness concern with Varane, Martinez, van de Beek, Garnacho, Rashford and Heaton being injured. The good news, though, is that Casemiro is ready to return from suspension.

Factors to Consider

  • In their two-legged League Cup semi-final earlier this year, United beat Forest 5-0 on aggregate.
  • Forest have drawn two and lost four of their last six games.
  • United have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
  • Forest have scored six goals and conceded 12 in their last six games.
  • United have scored nine goals and conceded five in their last six games.


One thing we anticipate more than anything else is for goals to be scored – so get your money in on over 2.5. Forest are going to come forward and they aren’t going to stop pushing the pace, especially with the absences that United have. It’s going to be a really tough game and we expect it to come down to the wire, with the Red Devils managing to edge past the hosts and keep their top four surge going strong.

Prediction: Man United win

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: 888sport


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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