Prepare for an exhilarating showdown as Manchester City takes on Nottingham Forest in Round 6 of the highly anticipated Premier League, with the iconic Etihad Stadium as the stage.
Manchester City have been an unstoppable force in this year's Premier League campaign, as we've previously mentioned. Their only setback came in the form of a heart-stopping defeat against Arsenal in the Community Shield earlier in the year, decided by a nail-biting penalty shootout. However, when it comes to the domestic championship, City has been nothing short of impeccable.
Nottingham Forest, on the other hand, narrowly escaped relegation last season. Notably, their recent performances, including narrow losses to Arsenal (2-1) and Manchester United (3-2), have ignited optimism among Forest supporters. Furthermore, their stunning victory over Chelsea (1-0) just a few weeks ago has added to the anticipation surrounding all forthcoming Premier League matches. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
15.4% of City's shots on target have been credited to Alvarez, making him likely candidate to find the back of the net
The betting tip is...
Alvarez to score a goal.
There are uncertainties surrounding the availability of key players such as John Stones, Jack Grealish, and Mateo Kovacic for Saturday's showdown. Meanwhile, the absence of Kevin De Bruyne has been noticeable. However, Jeremy Doku, who made a crucial contribution by scoring the equalizer in a 3-1 triumph against West Ham, is poised to maintain his spot in the starting lineup.
The defensive prowess of Manchester City has been nothing short of remarkable, as they have allowed a mere 4 goals to slip past them in their last 6 matches. In stark contrast, their offensive unit has been on an absolute rampage, finding the back of the net a staggering 14 times over the same span
Jérémy Doku is expected to start for Manchester City.
Predicted Lineup: Akanji, Nathan Aké, Silva, Rodri, Ederson, Foden, Alvarez, Doku, Haaland, Walker, Ruben Dias.
Nottingham Forest displayed resilience as they battled back to secure a draw against Burnley on Monday. Nevertheless, they face a formidable challenge in the upcoming match at the Etihad Stadium. Before kick-off, there will be an assessment of Omar Richards, but unfortunately, Giulian Biancone, George Shelvey, and Danilo are sidelined due to injuries.
Keep an eye on T Awoniyi, who has been instrumental in Forest's offense with an impressive tally of four goals and assists combined. He is undoubtedly the key player to watch for Nottingham Forest in this clash.
Tavares is expected to start for Forest.
Predicted Lineup: Hudson-Odoi, ElangaTurner, Aina, McKenna, Montiel, Worrall, Mangala, Sangaré, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi.
Manchester City is currently in an extraordinary form, reaching new heights in recent weeks. Alvarez, with an impressive record of 16 shots on target and 5 combined goals and assists in just five matches, stands as the most significant threat to Nottingham Forest. On the flip side, Nottingham Forest can be a force to be reckoned with on their best days.
Willy Boly, with a commendable 28.6% accuracy in shots on target, and T Awoniyi, boasting a 21.4% accuracy in shots on target, present a formidable challenge for City. However, it's undeniable that Manchester City possesses a superior squad brimming with remarkable talent and tactical expertise, making them the clear favorites to emerge victorious in this thrilling encounter.