Premier League Preview: Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 23)
- Man City looking for a sixth straight win to kick off the Premier League this weekend
- Nottingham Forest hoping to bounce back after a recent draw against Burnley
Man City will be looking to continue their perfect start to the new Premier League season on Saturday, as they welcome Nottingham Forest to the Etihad. However, the visitors could be confident of causing a shock result this weekend.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- How To Watch: NBC
It has been a dream start to the new Premier League season for the reigning champions, as Man City sit two points clear at the top of the standings after winning each of their opening five matches. City have scored 14 goals across their five fixtures this term, and they have allowed just three, which means that they have the best defense in the division.
City will be looking to land six straight victories to start the new season for just the second time in their history. However, only one previous champion has achieved that feat. The champions have won each of their last 12 matches at the Etihad, and they are unbeaten across their previous six league matches against Forest.
However, Forest have previously won at the Etihad, as they landed a 3-0 victory in the FA Cup in January 2009. But, they were ruthlessly beaten by City in this exact fixture last season, as they were hammered 6-0 in Manchester. But, Forest will take confidence from their recent record in the top flight.
They went eleven without a win between February and April, picking up just three points. However, since then, they have lost just three of their last eleven Premier League matches, picking up 18 points in the process. Forest have already shown this season that they can be dangerous on the counter-attack, as they picked up a 1-0 win at Chelsea.
Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
City would be the obvious pick here, but there is reason to suggest that Forest are massively overpriced with the injury issues that the champions have to contend with. Therefore, it could be worth siding with the visitors on the spread.