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Nottingham vs Man United Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Red Devils Fighting for Silverware in EFL Cup

Nottingham Forest welcomes Manchester United to the City Ground on Wednesday as the pair battle it out in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg. You can live-bet on the Carabao Cup action by using our sportsbook.

Let’s check the latest EFL Cup news, stats, injury reports, and England EFL Cup lines for Nottingham vs Man United. We’ve got plenty of EFL Cup picks for you to consider.

Nottingham vs Man United Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Manchester United's midfielder Alejandro Garnacho celebrates during the UEFA Europa League - Ander Gillenea/AFP

Nottingham: Great Run of Form

It’s an unfamiliar yet refreshing semifinal landscape in this season’s EFL Cup, with just one of the Premier League’s top four still in the competition.

Only a few months removed from the threat of a relegation fight as their plethora of new transfers struggled for consistency, Nottingham is potentially two games away from a memorable trip to Wembley and has established a healthy lead above the Premier League red zone.

With home advantage for the first leg, the onus could be on Steve Cooper’s side to take the game to United in their first appearance at this stage of the competition since falling to the Red Devils in the 1992 final. Forest has plenty of history in an event they have won four times, but Man United is at another level right now so we can’t include Nottingham in our soccer picks and parlays.

Cooper has started to align his chess pieces in a careful and diligent fashion, with the club now finding some form and momentum, and they will probably find the back of the net against the Red Devils. Dean Henderson is still recovering from a thigh injury, and the Man United loanee is joined in the infirmary by Taiwo Awoniyi, Cheikhou Kouyate, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate and Giulian Biancone.

Man United: Time to Bounce Back

United’s 10-game unbeaten run came to an end at the Emirates on Sunday, but the Red Devils have no time to feel sorry for themselves. The 3-2 defeat to Arsenal probably ended any chance of an incredible title triumph in Erik ten Hag’s first season at Old Trafford.

But the Dutchman still has a great opportunity to get his hands on some silverware, with only Nottingham Forest standing between them and a place at Wembley in the Carabao Cup. Manchester United did not have any problems reaching this stage of the Carabao Cup, beating all three previous rivals, including the likes of Aston Villa and Burnley by at least a two-goal difference.

Ten Hag will welcome Casemiro back to the team with open arms after the Brazilian missed the loss to Arsenal through suspension, which should spell the end of Scott McTominay’s brief time in the starting lineup. Axel Tuanzebe and Donny van de Beek remain sidelined for the visitors, who are also unlikely to welcome Jadon Sancho, now in team training.

There’s no Premier League action this week so United will definitely use their best starting lineup, so if you’re betting online you should expect an entertaining match.

Nottingham vs Man United Head-to-Head

Manchester United easily defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0 in their most recent league match. Historically, Manchester United has only 14 wins in the previous 39 matches at The City Ground. United’s Marcus Rashford has scored 12 goals in 18 league starts. We have seen at least three goals in each of the previous six head-to-head meetings between the two sides. Nottingham Forest is much more dangerous at home than on the road this season. They have lost only three of 10 Premier League outings at this venue since the beginning of the campaign.

Nottingham vs Man United Match Information

  • Match : Nottingham (5-6-9) vs. Man United (12-3-5)
  • Location: City Ground, Nottingham
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Nottingham vs Man United Live stream: fubo.tv

Nottingham vs Man United Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Nottingham +½ +120 +430 O2½ -120 O½ -170

U½ +140

Manchester United -½ -150 -150 U2½ -110 O1½ -130

U1½ Ev

Draw +275

The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

Nottingham vs Man United Picks and Prediction

The Red Devils enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -150 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.

Welcoming Man United to a ground where they are unbeaten in eight successive games in all tournaments and have scored in 10 consecutive matches since August, Nottingham Forest are not to be taken lightly. Nottingham Forest has scored in their last six games since losing 3-0 at Old Trafford. Manchester United have also conceded in four of their last five, so we are backing the overs as we expect a high-scoring affair.

Manchester United are listed at -150 in our Vegas EFL Cup lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Manchester United, you have a chance to win $67. The Nottingham are +430, offering a chance to win $430 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Manchester United a 60.00% chance to win, with Nottingham at 18.87%.

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