Nottingham Forest vs Man City prediction, odds & betting tips – 28/04/2024

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Nottingham Forest vs Man City prediction
Kyle Walker of Manchester City is tracked by Anthony Elanga of Nottingham Forest – Photo by Icon Sport

It's time for our Premier League predictions ahead of Man City's trip to The City Ground to face relegation-battling Nottingham Forest. On paper, there is no contest between these two clubs but in reality, the hosts are battling for their Premier League survival while the visitors can't afford any slip-ups in their pursuit of the title so there is plenty on the line for both clubs this weekend.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City predictions: Can Forest cause an upset?

Nottingham Forest vs Man City Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Man City Win-to-Nil

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Nottingham Forest 0-3 Man City

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Phil Foden

Key Stats

  • Man City have won four of their last seven meetings with Nottingham Forest in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in each of their last three wins over Sunday's hosts. Forest failed to score away at Everton last time out while the visitors have kept clean sheets in their last two fixtures.
  • Nottingham Forest haven't conceded more than three goals in any of their last six outings, while Man City have scored three or more goals in four of their last six fixtures which is why we're backing a 3-0 away win this weekend.
  • Phil Foden scored two more goals in midweek to take his tally to 16 league goals for the season and the England man has scored six times in his last seven appearances across all competitions.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Odds stacked against the hosts

  • HOME: 19/2 (10.50) – 9.5%
  • DRAW: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%
  • AWAY: 1/3 (1.33) – 75%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Man City are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 75%, and it's hard to see this game ending in anything but an away win.

Nottingham Forest lost a vital game 2-0 at Goodison Park last weekend, while Man City took advantage of Liverpool's slip-up as they won 4-0 at Brighton on Thursday night.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. You can go with under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game but the odds stand at 31/20 (2.55) which has a probability of just 39.2%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 11/20 (1.55) with a probability of 64.5%.

Last five H2Hs: Man City lead

England Premier League 23/09/23

Man City

Man City

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

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England Premier League 18/02/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
Man City

Man City

1

England Premier League 31/08/22

Man City

Man City

6
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

The visitors have won 32, drawn 24 and lost 26 of their last 82 meetings with Nottingham Forest, winning 2-0 in September's reverse league fixture.

Team news and form guide

Nottm Forest: Winless in last three

Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly could both miss Sunday's big game against Man City due to injury, so the hosts might go with the same starting lineup that lost to Everton last time out.

Predicted lineup: Sels (GK), Aina, Niakhaté, Williams, Murillo, Gibbs-White, Domínguez, Reyna, Danilo, Wood & Hudson-Odoi 

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Burnley

Burnley

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 04/05/24

W

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 28/04/24

L

Man City

Man City

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England Premier League 21/04/24

L

Everton

Everton

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

Man City: Won four of last six

Erling Haaland is the main injury concern for the visitors this weekend after missing out on the 4-0 win at Brighton.

Predicted lineup: Ederson (GK), Walker, Aké, Akanji, Gvardiol, De Bruyne, Kovačić, Silva, Rodri, Foden & Álvarez

England FA Cup 25/05/24

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Man Utd

Man Utd

2

Man City

Man City

1

Others 21/05/24

D

Stoke

Stoke

0

Man City

Man City

0

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

West Ham

West Ham

1

Man City

Man City

3

England Premier League 14/05/24

W

Tottenham

Tottenham

0

Man City

Man City

2

England Championship 13/05/24

D

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

Man City

Man City

0

Player to watch – Phil Foden

Phil Foden has probably been Man City's best player this season and his excellent end-of-season form could be what sess the champions reclaim their title.

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Phil Foden will be key for Man City on Sunday – Photo by Icon Sport

The Stockport-born midfielder has scored 16 league goals and chipped in with seven assists for Pep Guardiola's side this season, and he heads into Sunday's match on the back of six goals in his last seven games in league and cup.

Possibly Man City's best player this season

At this rate, Foden might even eclipse Erling Haaland on the goals front and finish the campaign as City's top goalscorer which would be very impressive. We're backing Foden to tear the Nottingham Forest defence apart this weekend in what should prove to be a routine victory for the title challengers.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things