Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United: prediction for the EFL Cup match

England
EFL Cup
City Ground, Nottingham
23:00 EAT
25.01.2023
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United: prediction for the EFL Cup match

Nottingham Forest take on Manchester United in the first leg of the League Cup semifinal match on Wednesday night. What to expect from the teams? Our answer is in the prediction below.

Match announcement

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have won the League Cup four times, but they haven't won the trophy since the Brian Clough era. This semifinal is very important for the club and the fans; Steve Cooper said, that they embrace the club history and use it as motivation as they look to create new moments.

The Tricky Trees are currently 13th in the top flight with 21 points from 20 games. They won five matches and tied in six. Last weekend, Forest shared the spoils with Bournemouth (1:1). 

Awoniyi, Henderson, Richards, Niakhate, Biancone, Kouyate have been ruled out of this fixture. 

Manchester United

Since their victory in the EFL Cup in season 2016-17, Manchester United were defeated in the semifinals twice - both times by Manchester City. This year they have another chance to win the trophy. 

However, the Red Devils are physically exhausted and burned out. Erik ten Hag's men have played nine games since Christmas, and in the last match, they conceded a last-minute goal and suffered a defeat to Arsenal (2:3). The United team is in 4th place with 39 points and 35 goals in 20 Premier League matches.

Tonight, MU will be without Martial, van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Sancho, and Dalot

Betting trends

СтавкаCorrect score 1:3

The visitors won the last 5 head-to-head games.

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СтавкаYellow cards: total over 3

This bet won in 3 of the last 5 games of the hosts.

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СтавкаCorners: total under 9.5

This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.

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СтавкаGoals in both halves - yes

In 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.

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Prediction

We expect a large number of attacks and scoring chances in this fixture. The Tricky Trees are emotionally charged and definitely can hope for a goal scored from a counterattack or a free kick, but we believe that the Red Devils have a better chanc eof winning the game - they are a better team on paper and looked decent in the last outings. 

Our prediction — Manchester United to win

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Prediction

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Manchester United to win
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The home team will strive to get at least one point, but we doubt they will be able to hold the Red Devils to a draw. We predict a confident two-goal victory for Manchester United. 

Second bet — Manchester United to win by 2 goals

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Prediction

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Manchester United to win by 2 goals
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