Premier League Preview: Man United vs Nottingham Forest Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 26)
- Man United looking to bounce back following defeat against Tottenham
- Nottingham Forest recorded a first win of the new season against Sheffield United
Man United will have questions to answer when they return to Premier League action on Saturday. The Red Devils have been way below their best in their opening two matches of the season, and they will be looking to respond against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford this weekend.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
- How To Watch: NBC
It has been an underwhelming start to the new Premier League season for Man United, as they have been way below the standard required in each of their opening two matches. The Red Devils were made to pay for another poor performance in their previous match, as they were beaten 2-0 at Tottenham on Saturday.
United looked weak in the midfield for the second game running, as it was far too easy for their rivals to break through the middle of the pitch. That will be a concern that will need to be addressed this weekend, and Erik ten Hag may take Mason Mount out of the firing line, with Scott McTominay a likely replacement to add some mobility in the middle of the field.
Nottingham Forest registered a first league win of the season at the second attempt on Friday, as Steve Cooper’s side landed a 2-1 win against Sheffield United at the City Ground. The East Midlands side stole the points in the closing stages, as Chris Wood scored the dramatic winner with just seconds remaining.
Taiwo Awoniyi was once again a standout player for Forest, as the striker netted for the sixth Premier League game in a row. He could set a new club record at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend. However, Forest lost each of their four showdowns with United across all competitions last term without scoring a goal.
Man United vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
United have an excellent record in this fixture, but they have been shaky across their opening two matches this term. We expect Forest to have chances on Saturday, but we still expect United to edge over the line with a victory.