Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest 27/12/2022 – Manchester United take on Nottingham Forest in an English Premier League clash set at Old Trafford on December 27, 3:00 PM ET. The Red Devils hold fifth place in the table while the Tricky Trees are fighting to avoid relegation and an upset will be big for their aspirations to move away from the bottom three. Latest soccer betting lines favor Manchester United to emerge victorious in their game against Nottingham Forest and continue their ascent to the top five after a slow start to the 2022-23 season.
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest 27/12/2022
|When:||Tuesday, December 27, 2022, 3:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Old Trafford Stadium, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Trafford, Greater Manchester, England|
|TV:||NBC (US), Amazon Prime Video (UK)|
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Holding onto fifth place in the English Premier League table, Manchester United (8-2-4, 26 points) are four points ahead of sixth-placed Liverpool and three points away from fourth-running Tottenham Hotspur. Since losing their first two matches of the season, United have gone 8-2-2 and moved up the ladder despite having some player issues in between. In their last encounter against Fulham, substitute Alejandro Garnacho scored a last-gasp goal to give United the full three points before the World Cup break. Now without Cristiano Ronaldo in the lineup, Red Devils manager Erik Ten Hag will need production off the bench and the Garnacho goal was very much welcome. Marcus Rashford will be the main attacking threat for United alongside Christian Eriksen and Anthony Martial. The team will rely on David de Gea’s goal-saving ability to help United win the fixture against Nottingham Forest and pull closer with their rivals.
Players to Watch: Marcus Rashford (4 goals, 3 assists); Antony (3 goals), Anthony Martial (2 goals, 2 assists); Bruno Fernandes (2 goals, 1 assist); Jadon Sancho (2 goals, 1 assist).
Nottingham Forest (3-4-8, 13 points) are in 18th place and a point behind West Ham United and Everton in 16th spot. Since losing to Wolverhampton, the Tricky Trees have picked up eight points on two wins and two draws in their last five matches to move one point behind retention. In their last match against Crystal Palace, Morgan Gibbs-White scored the lone goal of the match to help Nottingham Forest move off bottom and climbed to 18th place. A stunning win against Manchester United would put them in the safe zone granted West Ham and Everton would lose their next assignments. Taiwo Awoniyi will be their main offensive threat and he’ll be backed by Gibbs-White and Brennan Johnson. Dean Henderson is expected to man the goalposts for Nottingham Forest in this game.
Players to Watch: Taiwo Awoniyi (3 goals); Brennan Johnson (2 goals); Morgan Gibbs-White (2 goals, 2 assists); Emmanuel Dennis (1 goal, 1 assist); Cheikhou Kouyate (1 goal).
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest Betting Numbers
Summary: Manchester United have enough offensive firepower to take home the victory over Nottingham Forest and move closer to the Top 3. However, there have been post-Christmas surprises in the past and EPL picks and parlays are keeping their eye on Nottingham Forest, especially now they are determined to get out of the relegation spot.
Moneyline: Manchester United holds -400 moneyline while the ML for Nottingham Forest is +860. The moneyline for a draw is +480.
Pick: Manchester United will cover the spread and win 3-1 over Nottingham Forest.