Nottingham Forest - Manchester United Prediction and Analysis
This is the second semi-final in the League Cup tournament.
The winner of that pair will face either Southampton or Newcastle , who will decide the other finalist.
Nottingham Forest have an excellent trophy opportunity opening up in their first season in the top flight after a long absence.
Of course, the League Cup is the least prestigious of the tournaments in which Premier League teams participate.
But winning it will give access to the Euro-tournaments.
Manchester United will hardly have a problem with their classification in Europe.
So in that regard, winning the League Cup will only be a matter of prestige for them.
But I don't believe Erik ten Haag underestimates the importance of today's game.
All other factors aside, the Red Devils' class is far greater than Nottingham Forest 's.
And they should take a good lead before the second leg next week, even if they don't play all their starters.
In conclusion, I will just say that Man Utd beat Forest 3-0 in their Championship match played shortly after Christmas.
Prediction: 2 and over 2.5 goals.
Nottingham Forest - stats and info
Nottingham Forest are currently 13th in the Premier League after picking up a point from their visit to Bournemouth in the last round.
So after the nightmarish start to the season, at least for now the fans can rest easy .
The club essentially signed an entirely new squad last summer when they won promotion to the Premier League.
And now Nottingham Forest have not committed to spending more money on transfers in January.
Brazilian midfielders Gustavo Scarpa and Danilo are the club's latest signings to sign permanent deals.
Striker Chris Wood joined on loan from Newcastle.
Wood was a useful striker for Burnley and regularly broke the 10-goal mark each season during his time there.
His addition will provide good quality and physical presence to Nottingham Forest's attack.
Manchester United - stats and info
Manchester United will put even more effort into their League Cup run now.
Given that their recent loss to Arsenal will almost certainly extinguish any faint title hopes.
The loss by no means indicates that Man Yun played poorly. It's just that the Gunners are playing better.
In fact, this match was quite a spectacle for the neutral spectators to watch.
Filled with all sorts of twists and turns and a winning goal for Arsenal in stoppage time to make it 3-2.
But despite the defeat, the Red Devils remain in the Top 4 , sharing 3/4th place on equal points with Newcastle.
Manager Erik ten Hag has a huge amount of credit for the turnaround in form and results his team has achieved.
And the fact that his team stood up and played well against the best team in the Premier League is a huge positive.
A trophy in the Dutchman's first season was not expected, but it would certainly be welcome.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Hennessy; Aurier, Worrell, Boley, Lodi; Mangala, Danilo, Froyler; Scarpa; Johnson, Gibbs-White
Injured: Henderson, Avoni, Kouyate, Richards, Niachate, Biancone
Untitled : Wood
Lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Anthony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst
Injured: Tuanzebe, van de Beek, Sancho
In question: Martial, Dalot
Matches Nottingham - Man United
|VL||27/12/22||Man Utd 3:0 Nottingham|
|VL||06/02/99||Nottingham 1:8 Man United|
|VL||26/12/98||Man Utd 3:0 Nottingham|
|VL||26/12/96||Nottingham 0:4 Man United|
|VL||14/09/96||Man United 4:1 Nottingham|
|VL||28/04/96||Man Utd 5:0 Nottingham|
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