Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd prediction, odds & betting tips 28/02/2024

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Nottingham Forest take on Man Utd in the FA Cup fifth round at the City Ground on Wednesday, 28 February with a place in the last eight up for grabs. Check out our Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd prediction below.

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd prediction: Two struggling sides go head-to-head

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd predicitons
Our pick

🔥Tie winner prediction

Nottingham Forest

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Bruno Fernandes

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5 goals

Nottingham Forest are having a torrid time lately in the Premier League with just one win in their last six matches and are now just one spot above the relegation zone. Their opponents on Wednesday, Man Utd, had been on a winning streak until Fulham came to Old Trafford and won this weekend with the Rasmus Hojlund injury news a huge blow to their chances.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Roma backed for the win

  • HOME: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd odds consider the away side the narrow favourites here despite their abysmal performance at the weekend against Fulham.

Nottingham Forest are perhaps the perfect opponent for United this week in that they are also suffering from a confidence crisis and also the fact that they are so close to relegation now that Nuno Espirito Santo may decide to rest several key players on Wednesday night.

Last five H2Hs: Will the scars of December be too much for Man Utd?

England Premier League 30/12/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2
Man Utd

Man Utd

1

England Premier League 26/08/23

Man Utd

Man Utd

3
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 16/04/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0
Man Utd

Man Utd

2

England EFL Cup 01/02/23

Man Utd

Man Utd

2
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England EFL Cup 25/01/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0
Man Utd

Man Utd

3

Man Utd's record against Nottingham was imperious heading into their league match at the City Ground in December but what happened on the night was nothing short of a disaster. Forest fantastic and were more than deserving of their 2-1 win. If United don't perform better this time around, then they will lose again.

Team news and form guide

Nottingham Forest: Will Santo rest players with survival the priority?

Nottingham Forest are without several players for the match against Man Utd, including Ibrahim Sangare, Willy Boly and Ola Aina who all returned from AFCON 2023 with injuries. Chris Wood and Nuno Tavares are also injured while there are doubts about Taiwo Awoniyi.

Predicted Lineup: Sels (GK) Montiel, Felipe, Murillo, Niakhate, Dominguez, Danilo, Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi & Origi

England Premier League 13/04/24

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Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 07/04/24

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Tottenham

Tottenham

3

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

England Premier League 02/04/24

W

Fulham

Fulham

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 30/03/24

D

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

England Premier League 16/03/24

D

Luton

Luton

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

Man Utd: Last chance saloon for Ten Hag?

Man Utd have had one match week all season where Ten Hag has had his first-choice eleven fit and he is missing several key players once again for this one. Luke Shaw, Rasmus Hojlund, Lisandro Martinez, Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrell Malacia are all out while Casemiro is also a doubt. Mason Mount may make his long-awaited return on Wednesday, though.

Predicted Lineup: Onana (GK), Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Amrabat, Mainoo, Mount, Fernandes, Garnacho, Rashford & Antony

England Premier League 13/04/24

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth

2

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

Hungary NB I 09/04/24

D

Man City

Man City

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Man Utd

Man Utd

0

England Premier League 07/04/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

England Premier League 04/04/24

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Chelsea

Chelsea

4

Man Utd

Man Utd

3

Others 03/04/24

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Man City

Man City

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Man Utd

Man Utd

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Our free expert picks: Forest to qualify but Fernandes to score

Our Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd betting tips suggest that the fans at the City Ground could be in for a memorable night. We anticipate another poor showing from Man Utd and for the home side to take advantage of the occasion. For more free betting tips related to this fixture, consider BTTS at 4/7 (1.57) and Nottingham Forest to score first at 6/5 (2.20).

Hot tip – Nottingham Forest to qualify

  • Nottingham Forest were far superior to Man Utd in their last H2H at the City Ground.
  • Man Utd are missing five players who would usually start for them.

Other tips

Over 2.5 goals

  • Man Utd's last seven matches have covered this market.
  • A total of 13 goals have been scored in Nottingham Forest's last three matches.

Bruno Fernandes to score anytime

  • Bruno Fernandes has scored in both of Man Utd's FA Cup matches so far this season.
  • Fernandes is Man Utd's third-highest goalscorer this season.

Player to watch: Morgan Gibbs-White

Morgan Gibbs-White
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Morgan Gibbs-White scored the winner against Manchester United when the two teams met at the City Ground in December and he could be the main beneficiary of the away side's open midfield again on Wednesday night.

A return to form at the perfect time

Since scoring against Man Utd a couple of months ago, Morgan Gibbs-White has struggled for form. However, there were signs of his confidence returning last time out against Aston Villa with the ex-Wolves man getting on the scoresheet in the 4-2 defeat. Can he make it two goals in two games?


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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.