Ahead of Saturday’s meeting at the Etihad Stadium, we have compiled our favourite Man City vs Nottm Forest tips. Bookies price City as the massive odds-on favourite in the latest odds, but the defending champions could be dealing with fatigue after facing Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday.
After surveying various betting sites, here are our three top Man City vs Nottm Forest predictions for Saturday’s contest.
Man City vs Nottm Forest Betting Tips
Manchester City to win and goal/no goal @ 4/5 [Bet9ja]
Julian Alvarez to score anytime @ 10/11 [Bet9ja]
Under 3.5 total cards @ 4/5 [Bet9ja]
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Routine City win to nil expected
Manchester City hold a perfect five-from-five record in the Premier League. They have conceded the fewest goals (three) in the league, and made it seven consecutive wins across all competitions with their Tuesday night victory over Red Star Belgrade.
Nottingham Forest have started the season in good form, picking up seven points from five matches, and putting in good performances against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.
City, though, should have far too much quality for Forest. Forest have been resolute defensively, but they will be unable to keep City quiet. At the other end of the field, Forest’s attack ranks among the worst in the league by expected metrics, so we fancy City to keep a clean sheet here.
🔹 Man City vs Nottm Forest Bet 1: Manchester City to win and goal/no goal @ 4/5 [Bet9ja] 🔹
Alvarez continues good form
Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish are all injury doubts for this match, meaning Julian Alvarez should start once again for City. Alvarez boosted his season stats with two goals against Red Star Belgrade in midweek, following a two-assist performance against West Ham last weekend.
Averaging 3.2 shots per match in the league and with four goals across all competitions, there’s great value backing Alvarez to score anytime in this fixture.
🔹 Man City vs Nottm Forest Bet 2: Julian Alvarez to score anytime @ 10/11 [Bet9ja] 🔹
Back the under on cards
Head-to-head statistics are limited for this match, with the teams having only faced each other twice since 2009. Forest held City to a draw in the last meeting, but City thumped Forest 6-0 in this fixture last season.
One thing to note from those matches, though, was that there was a total of three bookings across 180 minutes of football. City once again have the fewest cards in the Premier League, while Forest are around league average.
We can feel pretty confident taking under 3.5 total cards here.
🔹 Man City vs Nottm Forest Bet 3: Under 3.5 total cards @ 4/5 [Bet9ja] 🔹
Man City vs Nottm Forest Odds
Odds correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.
Man City to win @ 1/6 [Bet9ja]
Draw @ 7/1 [Bet9ja]
Nottm Forest to win @ 15/1 [Bet9ja]