Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Preview, Team News, Head-To-Head Stats and Prediction

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Nottingham Forest and Manchester United go head-to-head tonight in the second EFL Cup semi-final and we are taking a comprehensive look ahead by putting together this guide, complete with the latest team news, stats and a few of our own predictions

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Confirmed Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United Team News

Nottingham Forest XI | Hennessey, Aurier, Worrall, McKenna, Lodi, Danilo, Freuler, Scarpa, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Surridge.

Sub | Smith, Cook, Mangala, Williams, Colback, Lingard, O’Brien, Dennis, Boly.

Manchester United XI | De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Weghorst, Rashford.

Subs | Heaton, Varane, Williams, Fred, Mainoo, McTominay, Pellistri, Elanga, Garnacho.

 

Nottingham Forest Vs Manchester United Preview

Nottingham Forest progressed to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup after beating Wolves 5-4 on penalties in the quarters and Blackburn Rovers, Spurs and Grimsby Town in the earlier rounds.

Steve Coopers side are enjoying an improved run of form in recent weeks and are undefeated in their last three, picking up two wins and a draw against Bournemouth last weekend.

Manchester United fell to a first Premier League defeat since November on Sunday at the Emirates, losing 3-2 to league leaders Arsenal after a run of ten unbeaten in all competitions.

Erik ten Hag’s side overcame Charlton Athletic, Burnley and Aston Villa on their way to setting up tonight’s first leg clash at the City Ground ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford next week.

Nottingham Forest Vs Manchester United Team News

Ryan Yates was substituted for Forest against Bournemouth after feeling unwell mid-game and his status to play is in doubt, whilst Jesse Lingard is expected to make a return to action.

Dean Henderson is ineligible to play against his parent club but would’ve missed the game regardless through injury as Wayne Hennessey looks set to start between the sticks.

New signing Chris Wood from Newcastle United is cup-tied but Danilo is available. Taiwo Awoinyi, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Gulian Biancone and Cheikhou Kouyate are all confirmed absences.

Forest predicted XI: Hennessey; Aurier, Worrall, Boly, Lodi; Danilo, Freuler, Mangala; Scarpa, Johnson, Gibbs-White

As for Manchester United, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Jadon Sancho will all miss the trip to Nottingham however Casemiro will return after serving a one-match ban against Arsenal.

Axel Tuanzebe and Donny van de Beek are both out through injury but the Red Devils are still expected to name a strong side for the first leg.

United predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Weghorst

Nottingham Forest Vs Manchester United Head-To-Head Stats

  • Met 3 times in the League Cup, Man Utd 3, Draws 0, Nottm Forest 0
  • Last met in the League Cup in 1992 (Final), Man Utd 1-0 Nottm Forest
  • Played in the Premier League this season, Man Utd 3-0 Nottm Forest
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 5 away games at Forest
  • Man Utd are currently 8 games unbeaten vs Nottm Forest
  • Man Utd have scored 2+ goals in their last 7 games vs Nottm Forest
  • The last 7 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • 4 of the last 7 head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 GOALS
  • Nottm Forest have scored just 2 goals in the last 5 head-to-heads
  • Man Utd have drawn 2 of their last 4 games at Forest 1-1

Nottingham Forest Vs Manchester United Prediction

Erik ten Hag is searching for early glory at Manchester United and has not been shy of fielding strong lineups for domestic cup competitions so far this season.

We’re expecting the Red Devils to bounce back and claim a second victory against their newly-promoted opposition on Wednesday to put one foot in the Wembley final against Southampton or Newcastle United.

Forest are in good form but are dealing with a handful of injuries and with the visitors having played so well in recent weeks, it should be a routine victory for the five-time League Cup winners.

Our Prediction – Nottingham Forest 0-2 Manchester United

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