Nottingham Forest and Manchester United: Match preview, possible lineup, team news and predictions

Nottingham Forest and Manchester United Match preview,

Nottingham Forest and Manchester United: Match preview, possible lineup, team news and predictions

Stephen Oladehinde 20:12 - 29.12.2023

The upcoming Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United is scheduled for Saturday, December 30, 2023, with a kick-off time of 18.30 WAT. This intriguing encounter will take place at The City Ground in Nottingham.

Recent Form and Team News

Nottingham Forest's recent form has been a mix of highs and lows. They secured their first win under Nuno Espirito Santo by coming from behind to beat Newcastle. 

Manchester United, on the other hand, experienced a dramatic comeback victory against Aston Villa, indicating their resilient nature under pressure.

Key Players to Watch:

For Nottingham Forest, players like Taiwo Awoniyi and Morgan Gibbs-White could be crucial in their attack, while Manchester United will likely rely on the creativity and goal-scoring prowess of players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Possible Lineups:

Both teams are expected to field strong lineups. Nottingham Forest might feature players like Awoniyi, Gibbs-White, and Felipe, while Manchester United could see Fernandes, Rashford, and possibly Mason Mount, who recently received a positive injury update, in action.

Man United celebrate the third goal|IMAGO
Man United celebrate the third goal|IMAGO

Historical Head-to-Head Record:

The historical head-to-head record shows Manchester United leading with 53 wins, Nottingham Forest with 33, and 24 draws between the two sides.

Playing Styles and Tactics:

Nottingham Forest is known for their fighting spirit and resilience under their new manager, Nuno Espirito Santo. They'll likely focus on a strong defensive setup and look for opportunities on the break. 

Manchester United, under Erik ten Hag, prefers a possession-based style with an emphasis on high pressing and quick transitions.

Nottingham Forest || Imago
Nottingham Forest || Imago

Betting Tips and Predictions:

Considering the recent form and playing styles, Manchester United might have the upper hand. However, Forest's home advantage and fighting spirit could make this a closely contested match. A prediction of a narrow win for Manchester United or a draw could be reasonable.

How to Watch:

The match will be broadcast live via SuperSports on DSTV