Man United host Nottingham Forest Wednesday at Old Trafford, the second leg of the EFL Cup. They are huge favorites to advance. Live-bet on the Carabao Cup action with our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest EFL Cup news, stats, injury reports, and England EFL Cup lines for Man United vs Nottingham. We’ve got plenty of EFL Cup picks for you to consider.
Man United: Expect some rest
Erik ten Hag’s side all but granted itself safe passage to Wembley and the final next month. It was an impressive display at the City Ground, affording the team to rest some of its key personnel Wednesday at Old Trafford.
Man United’s home form has been fantastic throughout the season, and it would take something extraordinary to see them knocked out at this point. The Red Devils have won both cup competitions (FA and League), only losing to Premier League-leading Arsenal Jan. 22nd.
January began with wins against Bournemouth, Everton, Charlton, City, Nottingham Forest and Reading. We can’t avoid them, so we’ll continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Ten Hag is potentially 180 minutes shy of clinching Man United’s first silverware since 2017, and the prospect of a domestic cup double is also still alive.
While no team holding a three-goal lead after the first leg of an EFL Cup semifinal has ever not advanced, United lost all three of their EFL Cup finals when winning both legs of the semis. Midfielder Christian Eriksen left the stadium on crutches (injured ankle) last weekend, and he joins Donny van de Beek, Axel Tuanzebe, Anthony Martial and Diogo Dalot on the sidelines.
Nottingham: Impossible task
Semifinal exit would mark Nottingham Forest’s best run in the EFL Cup in 31 years, having last made the final of the 1991/92 edition (coincidentally losing to Manchester United). However, the steadily-improving visitors can find the back of the net against the Red Devils in the second leg.
Forest has had a week to prepare, having been knocked out of the FA Cup (by Blackpool) in the third round earlier this month. Morgan Gibbs-White suffered an ankle injury in the first leg in what could be a hammer blow to Forest this term. He’s out, with Lewis O’Brien taking his place.
Premier League survival is Nottingham Forest’s ultimate ambition this season. With some good fortune, the Reds made it to 13th place in the standings. The Nottingham Forest games in the league are all huge through the end of the campaign. If you’re betting online, start fading them.
Man United vs Nottingham Head-to-Head
Forest are still in the Premier League relegation scrap, as they’re just four points better than 18th. However, Steve Cooper’s troops have been in decent form of late (3-3-1 in last seven). Forest has had a good run in the EFL Cup this season, taking down Premier League sides Tottenham and Wolves, as well as EFL high-flyers in Blackburn. Now en route to the last four of the Carabao Cup, Man United have disposed of Aston Villa, Burnley and Charlton Athletic.
Man United vs Nottingham Match Information
- Match: Man United (12-3-5) vs Nottingham (5-6-9)
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Man United vs Nottingham Live stream: fubo.tv
Man United vs Nottingham Betting Lines
|Manchester United||-1 -145||-235||O2½ -135||O 1½ -175
|Nottingham||+1 +115||+675||U2½ +105||O½ -130
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Man United vs Nottingham Picks and Prediction
The Red Devils are favored, -235 (goal line 2½) on the three-way line in the latest soccer odds
Only a monumental United collapse prevents a Wembley visit at the final of the Carabao Cup. Erik ten Hag might hint of his selection ahead of big Premier League games with his decisions prior to this one. Many of the big names have been eliminated here, so this is United’s shot to win it all. However, attacking-line changes mean the margin won’t be as emphatic.
The Man United are listed at -235 in our England EFL Cup. This means that if you wager $100 on Man United, you have a chance to win $43. The Nottingham are +675, offering a chance to win $675 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Man United a 70.15% chance to win, with Nottingham at 12.90%.