Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest: prediction for the EFL Cup match
Manchester United won the first-leg game against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup semifinals. What to expect from the Tricky Trees' trip to Old Trafford? Here's our prediction.
Manchester United crushed Nottingham Forest in the first-leg of the semifinal match (3:0).Erik ten Hag insists his charges stay focused and put their best foot forward in the second leg so they can get the chance to win the cup and secure a ticket to Europe. Last weekend, the Red Devils got a landslide victory over Reding in the FA Cup, so they are confident and in good form.
The red side of Manchester has won the League Cup three times after winning both semifinal games. The United team has beaten Nottingham Forest by three goals two times in the current season - they can set a new record if they do the same for the third time in one football year.
Today the hosts will be without van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Sancho, Martial, Eriksen, and Dalot.
Nottingham Forest didn't play at the weekend, since they had been knocked out of the FA Cup by Blackpool in the previous round. Objectively, the visiting team doesn't have a good chance of winning tonight, but they are highly motivated to deliver their best performance and reach the final for the first time in this century.
The Tricky Trees had a few impressive wins at Old Trafford, but the last wide-margin one happened more than 50 years ago - in 1977, Forest beat Man United with a score of 4:0. Steve Cooper's men need to overcome the deficit of three goals, and a miracle 4:0 win tonight would get them to Wembley. But the odds of that happening are tiny.
Gibbs-White, Richards, Niakhate, Kouyate, Wood, Henderson, Biancone, and Awoniyihave been ruled out of this fixture.
Ставка Correct score 2:0
The hosts won the last 5 head-to-head games
Ставка Yellow cards: total over 3
This bet won in 3 of the last 5 games of the hosts.
Ставка Corners: total under 9.5
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
Ставка Goals in both halves - yes
In 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.
Man United have beaten the Tricky Trees twice this season, and we think they can do it again. The Red Devils will enjoy the support of the stands tonight, and that alone can motivate them to win, but a confident victory in tonight's game will also inspire them to bring home a trophy from London.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (-1) to Manchester United
We expect the home team to dominate. They will strive to control the possession and keep a clean sheet while securing a comfortable two-goal win.
Second bet — Manchester United to win by 2 goals