The City Ground will be in the spotlight as Nottingham Forest comes home to host Manchester United on the 20th matchday of the Premier League. Both clubs are on a different tangent of the point table but they both are in desperate need of a win.
Nottingham Forest is currently standing at the 16th spot in the point table with 4 wins and 17 points overall.
Manchester United is currently in the 6th spot in the point table with 10 wins and 31 points overall. The top bookmakers in India have odds for Premier League matches with them.
Man Utd have struggled with their defence and the hosts will get the benefit of the same. Nottingham Forest has also showcased their inconsistency in defence and Manchester United will punish them for their mistakes.
The betting tip is...
Goals will be scored in both halves
In a thrilling fixture against Newcastle at the St. James’ Park, Nottingham Forest comes home with a win by 1-3. With just 38% of possession in the game, Tricky Trees managed to score thrice with a hat trick from Chris Wood in the game.
Overall, Nottingham Forest has managed to keep an average possession of 39% and has 8.89 shots out of which 13% were converted into goals. Chris Wood is their primary scorer with 7 goals and a single assist on his name. Anthony Elanga is another player to watch out who has 5 assists and 4 goals on his name.
Nottingham Forest has struggled in their defence as they have conceded an average of 1.79 goals in the season out of which an average of 1.56 goals were conceded at home.
Taiwo Awoniyi, Felipe, Ibrahim Sangare, and Serge Aurier are still in the injury room and won’t be part of the game.
Predicted Lineup: Turner (GK), Niakhaté, Toffolo, Williams, Murillo, Mangala, Gibbs-White, Yates, Wood, Origi & Elanga
Erik Ten Hag and his boys have been under media scrutiny since the beginning of the season as the club has been inconsistent and has lost some crucial fixtures. However, a win over Aston Villa in the previous fixture by 3-2 was positive news for the club.
Overall, Manchester United has displayed an average possession of 53% with an average of 10.74 shots out of which only 10% were converted into goals. Scott McTominay is their highest scorer with 5 goals on his name. Bruno Fernandes has also done well with 3 assists and 3 goals in his name.
The Reds have conceded an average of 1.32 goals overall and they have managed to win 32% clean sheets this season. Their defence needs to be tightened for the Saturday fixture.
Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Carlos Casemiro, Mason Mount, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Onana (GK), Evans, Shaw, Dalot, Kambwala, Fernandes, McTominay, Mainoo, Antony, Garnacho & Højlund
Nottingham Forest has performed below average at home with only two wins this season. Overall, they have just won 21% of their fixtures.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have been inconsistent with only 4 away wins in the season. However, they have won 53% of their fixtures with an average of scoring 2.42 goals. We predict a win for Manchester United on Saturday.