Nottingham Forest vs. Man Utd Betting Tips: Side with Steve Cooper's men at The City Ground
Nottingham Forest welcome Manchester United in what promises to be an intriguing Super Sunday clash. Our man James Cantrill is on hand with his best bets and fancies a win for the hosts.
The hosts, heavy outsiders, are winless in nine and could have as many as 12 absentees.
However, Steve Cooper’s side do not roll over when the big boys come to Nottingham. Newcastle needed a last minute penalty to escape with three points. Liverpool were beaten and both Chelsea and Manchester City were held to draws. City will feel particularly aggrieved that they only managed to score once despite generating an xG of 3.21, however, the point stands, Cooper’s side are very difficult to beat on their own patch.
Manchester United will welcome back lynchpin Casemiro on Sunday having served his suspension.
No doubt the Brazilian’s return will improve them defensively. In his absence United have been fortunate not to concede more than the three goals, having shipped an average of 1.75 ‘big chances’ per game.
One key player returns, while another is unavailable. Marcus Rashford is unavailable here with an injury and the impact of his absence- like Casemiro’s- cannot be underestimated.
United’s top goalscorer has been responsible for 34% of his side's Premier League goals this campaign, and without him they will struggle offensively.
Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd Tips
As already alluded to, the Tricky Trees boast an impressive record against the ‘big six’ on their own patch.
It is also worth noting they have only lost by one or more goals once at home in the league this season. Manchester United, on the other hand, have only won one game by a two or more goals margin domestically away.
Considering this, siding with the hosts with a +1 headstart on the asian handicap is the main play here. The bet will be paid out if Forest get a result, if they lose by a one goal margin the stake is refunded, so the only way this bet loses is if United win by two or more goals.
It is no secret that Erik ten Hag’s priorities lie with silverware. With this fixture coming in between United’s two legged Europa League quarter-final clash with Sevilla, the Dutchman could rotate this Sunday making this trip a difficult one to navigate.
It is also worth noting, Man Utd’s away record is sup-par considering their lofty ambitions and financial clout.
The Red Devils have won as many games as they have lost (6), winning 20 points from their 14 games on the road.
With that considered, a small play on Nottingham Forest in the 1x2 tickles my fancy.
Best of luck if you are backing any of these selections and please remember to gamble responsibly.