Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023
01/02/23 - 20:00
Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man Utd - Nottm Forest

England EFL Cup - Old Trafford

2nd Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you EFL Cup odds and predictions for Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest with the game due to take place on Wednesday 1st February.

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest: Our top betting predictions

Man Utd come into this game as huge favourites to reach the final after coming out on top by three goals to nil in the first leg. Will they make light work of Nottingham Forest back at Old Trafford or is a surprise turnaround on the cards? Find out with our Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

United to win with ease

The obvious prediction to make for this game is that Man United will win the game inside 90 minutes, however, that isn't a bet that is going to get you excited when you see what the associated odds are. That is why we've delved into the handicap market to back United at -1 goal. Now Nottingham Forest haven't been losing loads of games lately with just three defeats in their last 10, however, each of those defeats have come by margins greater than just the solitary goal and with their most recent loss that aforementioned first leg; Man Utd won that game 3-0 taking their head to head record with Forest to a staggering 17-1 across just the last four meetings. On top of that United are flying at Old Trafford right now as well. They have won 11 straight home games and, more importantly, nine of those wins have been by at least two goals. Throw in the fact that Forest have to go rather gung-ho for an early goal if they're to get back in this game and things really could get ugly.

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Expecting a few goals

Our next tip for this game comes from the total goals market and we are opting for an over 2.5 goal bet, which we see as a fairly safe prediction! Each of Manchester United's last five home games have gone over that 2.5 goal threshold with a total of 17 goals seen across that period; that's an average of 3.4 goals per game. Nottingham Forest meanwhile have seen three of their last five away games pass that 2.5 cut off with 16 goals in those matches; that's a game average of 3.2 goals. The last eight head to head games have all gone over 2.5 goals as well, which takes us all the way back to 1995 for the last time these two sides served up a game with fewer than three goals!

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest

Head to Head

25/01/23

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

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Man Utd

0

3

27/12/22

England Premier League EPL

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3

0

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28/01/23

England FA Cup FA Cup

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Reading

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man Utd

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3

W

25/01/23

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Nottm Forest

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man Utd

0

3

W

22/01/23

England Premier League EPL

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Arsenal

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Man Utd

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2

L

18/01/23

England Premier League EPL

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Crystal Palace

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Man Utd

1

1

D

14/01/23

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man City

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man Utd

1

2

W

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25/01/23

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Man Utd

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Nottm Forest

3

0

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21/01/23

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Bournemouth

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

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14/01/23

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Leicester

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Nottm Forest

0

2

W

11/01/23

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Wolverhampton

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Nottm Forest

1 (3)

1 (4)

W

07/01/23

England FA Cup FA Cup

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/02/2023

Blackpool

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Nottm Forest

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So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Man Utd odds: 4/9 (1.44) – 69%

Draw odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22%

Nottingham Forest odds: 17/3 (6.67) – 15%

Let's cut to the chase. We think Man Utd win this game and so do the bookmakers. What you might find though is a few cheeky punters backing Nottingham Forest to win thinking a weakened United side could leave the door open. The idea of Forest making the final though is just bonkers and ‘to qualify' odds of 1/1000 (1.00) for United to advance tells you everything.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest

Man Utd

With Manchester United having one foot in the final already along with remaining in the hunt in all four trophies right now it would be a serious shock to see them name a full strength side. That being said, too many changes could unsettle things and the last thing Erik Ten Hag will want is to give an early goal away. Expect changes but still expect a strong side.

Predicted lineup – Heaton, Malacia, Lindelof, Williams, Wan Bissaka, Fred, McTominay, Antony, Garnacho, Elanga, Weghorst

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest are in a tricky situation here. They're almost done as far as this cup is concerned but there is still hope. Equally though, they won't want to jeopardise their league survival bid. We wouldn't be overly surprised if Forest make a change of two here but it will be close to full strength.

Predicted lineup – Hennessey, Aurier, Worrall, McKenna, Lodi, Freuler, Colback, Lingard, Johnson, Gibbs-White, Surridge

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

There has been a lot of talk about Anthony Elanga going out on loan this season but, right now, he's still at Man United and has featured in each of their last two games. We're expecting him to start here and he's a lad with a point to prove. The likely open nature of the game will suit him too.

A quickfire FAQ on Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Old Trafford
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Man Utd
  • What time does the match kick-off?  8 PM GMT
  • What was the last H2H result? Both sides met last week in the first leg that finished 0-3 in favour of the Red Devils. Their last meeting at Old Trafford finished with the same scoreline for the Manchester Club. That duel was 23 years in the making as their prior meeting was back in February 1999, a 1-8 result for Sir Alex Ferguson's men.
  • What was Man Utd's last result before this match? Erik ten Haag's continued their rich vein of form in cup competitions with a 3-1 victory over Reading in the FA Cup. It was a Brazilian masterclass by United for whom Casemiro finished with a brace with Fred scoring the other.
  • What was Nottingham Forest's last result before this match? Nottingham Forest has had time to prepare as they did not have FA Cup tasks to tend to. Prior to their 0-3 defeat in the first leg, they had earned a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in their last Premier League outing.