Preview of Premier League: Nottingham Forest vs Man United
Preview of Premier League: Nottingham Forest vs Man United

Preview of Premier League: Nottingham Forest vs Man United

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In the upcoming Premier League week 31, Nottingham Forest will host Man United on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at City Ground, West Bridgford, England at 10:30 PM GMT+7. Man United currently holds the fourth position in the Premier League standings, while Nottingham Forest is placed 18th. Nottingham Forest and Man United have met 108 times in the domestic English competition since they first encountered each other in October 1892. During this period, the away team has won 51 matches compared to 33 victories for Nottingham Forest, and the remaining 24 games ended in a draw.

Head to Head:

– February 1, 2023: Man United 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Carabao Cup)
– January 25, 2023: Nottingham Forest 0-3 Man United (Carabao Cup)
– December 27, 2022: Man United 3-0 Nottingham Forest (Premier League)
– February 6, 1999: Nottingham Forest 1-8 Man United (Premier League)
– December 26, 1998: Man United 3-0 Nottingham Forest (Premier League)


Nottingham Forest’s failure against Aston Villa last weekend has led to four defeats in their previous five Premier League games. Additionally, Tricky Trees has yet to record a clean sheet in nine Premier League matches throughout the season, causing them to be on the brink of relegation despite trailing Everton only on goal difference. However, Nottingham Forest has been reasonably robust while playing at City Ground, with only one defeat in their last 11 home league matches.

On the other hand, two own goals from Tyrell Malacia and Harry Maguire overshadow Man United’s lead over Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. The situation was further exacerbated by the injury of their two defenders, Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, in the game. Man United must bounce back in the next game as they are only a goal behind Newcastle, now occupying third place in the Premier League, who has just lost to Aston Villa.
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Moreover, back-to-back victories with clean sheets against Everton and Brentford have brought Man United to compete at the top of the Premier League. Still, in their last two away games, they lost to Liverpool and Newcastle. Erik ten Hag’s team has a poor record when playing away from home, conceding 29 goals in 14 games, and just one more will see them equal their achievement from the 1978-1979 season.

Starting Line Up Prediction:

Nottingham Forest will likely miss many of their key players due to injury, including Cheikhou Kouyate, Moussa Niakhate, Giulian Biancone, Renan Lodi, Omar Richards, Gustavo Scarpa, Chris Wood, and Willy Boly. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez’s absence adds to the list of players who are in medical care, with other names such as Donny van de Beek, Luke Shaw, Tom Heaton, and Alejandro Garnacho.

Nottingham Forest (4-3-2-1) Navas; Williams, Worrall, Felipe, Toffolo; Freuler, Danilo, Mangala; Gibbs-White, Johnson; Dennis

Man United (4-3-3) De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia; Fernandes, Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Martial, Sancho

Score Prediction:

Both Nottingham Forest and Man United will be without several key players, making it unlikely for them to perform at their best in this match. However, the fragility of Nottingham Forest’s defense can be exploited by Man United’s attacking line, which is determined to bounce back after being held to a stalemate by Sevilla in the Europa League. The final prediction is Nottingham Forest 1-2 Man United.

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