Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips & Predictions

Champions to ease past Forest at Etihad?

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Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest
31st August 1930hrs
Football – England – Premier League
Pick Home Win Both Halves
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 1014 GMT, Tuesday 30 August

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest to the Etihad Stadium in midweek Premier League action. The Reds have made a solid start to life back in the top tier but this will be their toughest challenge yet. City came from behind to beat Crystal Palace last time out, and Pep’s boys are the clear favourites to get the three points on Wednesday. Take a look at the latest Man City v Forest tips and predictions.

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Manchester City Preview – Champions to ease to three points?

Manchester City have made a strong start to their Premier League title defence. After four games played, City have taken ten points from a possible 12, scoring 13 times to boot. They are joint second, two points behind leaders Arsenal.

Man City’s last two games have been a struggle at times. They drew 3-3 with Newcastle United at St James’ Park and found themselves 2-0 down at half time against Palace last weekend. However, they blitz the Eagles in the second half, with Erling Haaland grabbing a treble in the 4-2 win.

Our betting prediction:
Man City to win to nil

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(odds taken 1016 GMT, Tuesday 30 August)

Man City are incredibly hard to topple on their own patch, and the champions will be targeting a comfortable three points here. They are the overwhelming favourites at 1/16.

Nottingham Forest Preview – Cooper’s Reds to come up short in Manchester

Nottingham Forest are finally back in the big time after winning promotion from the EFL Championship last term. Of course, staying in the top tier will be their ultimate goal, but Forest look a more than capable outfit under the popular Cooper.

After a loss to Newcastle in game one, Nottingham Forest beat West Ham United 1-0 at the City Ground on matchday two, which was their first top-flight success since 1999. They have followed that up with a draw with Everton and a 2-0 home reverse to Tottenham Hotspur.

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Nottingham Forest have caught the eye with some impressive displays so far, but getting anything from this one will surely be a step too far for Cooper’s boys. The bookies are offering 28/1 for an away win, while the draw is priced at 12/1.


Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Advice

This will be the first league meeting between the two since they locked horns in the second division way back in the 2001-02 season. The teams drew 1-1 at the City Ground, and Man City picked up a 3-0 win at Maine Road thanks to a Darren Huckerby hat-trick.

They have met once in the cup since then, with Forest running out big 3-0 winners at the Etihad in an FA Cup third-round tie back in 2009.


Key Facts – Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip

  • Man City have dropped just two points so far
  • Forest have taken four points from a possible 12
  • This will be the first league meeting between the pair in over two decades


Man City should be too strong for plucky Forest on Wednesday. Pep will want a better performance from his team after last weekend’s nail-biter, and you can get 4/6 for the hosts to win both halves of this one.

Erling Haaland has hit the ground running since his high-profile switch from Borussia Dortmund to Man City, already bagging six Premier League goals. The Norway international is priced at 11/8 to score two or more in this one.


The best betting odds for Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest

Manchester City to win: 1/16 at Bet365
Draw: 12/1 at Bet365
Nottingham Forest to win: 28/1 at Bet365