Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest odds, predictions, kick-off time: EFL Cup picks, best bets for 25th January

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Manchester United try to get back on a roll when they visit the City Ground on Wednesday for a face-off Nottingham Forest in the first leg of the semi-final of the English League Cup. United won nine straight in all competitions before a 1-1 draw with Christ’s Palace this past week. A 3-2 loss to Arsenal it was probably even worse on Sunday. The Red Devils are fourth in the Premier League table, but that defeat to the league leaders Gunners looks to have ended any title hopes. The good news is that they are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Nottingham Forest, with seven straight victories.

Kickoff is set for 3pm ET at City Ground in Nottingham, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists United as -170 favorites ($170 risk to win $100) in the latest Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United odds. Forest is +460 underdogs, draw price is +270 and the over/under for the total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest picks or English League Cup bets, be sure to check out the best predictions and bets from SportsLine football insider Jon Eimer.

Eimer, widely known as “Buckets,” is a high-profile punter who has extensive knowledge of leagues and players around the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more.

He is an amazing 64-28-1 (69%) on his Premier League picks for SportsLine since the beginning of 2022, for a profit of more than $3,000 for $100 bettors. He is 24-6 in his last 30 EPL picks and 22-7 (+17.03) in all football predictions for SportsLine in 2023.

Now, Eimer has broken down the Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United match from every angle and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can go to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and odds for Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest:

  • Nottingham Forest vs Man United Spread: United -0.5 (-165)
  • Nottingham Forest vs Man United over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Nottingham Forest vs Man United money line: Forest +460, United -170, Draw +270
  • NOT: The Tricky Trees have scored multiple goals in three of their last 10 games
  • MANU: The Red Devils have conceded more than one goal just once in their last 10
  • Nottingham Forest vs Man United picks: See picks here

Why you should support Manchester United

The Red Devils have outscored Forest 14-1 in the last three meetings, although two of those were more than two decades ago. They dominated the December game, scoring goals from Marcus Rashford as they outscored the Tricky Trees 18-7. They put eight of those on target and held the ball for 66% of the game. Rashford is the hottest player in English football, and his goal in the last meeting was his second in a row of nine in nine games in all competitions. He has 17 goals and two assists in 28 games in total and shares the EFL Cup lead with four in just three games.

United appear to be out of the league title picture, so they could put more stock in the trophy if they are to win any silverware this season. They have won five consecutive League Cup games on the road, scoring at least once in every game they have played since losing their EPL opener 4-0. They have 21 goals in the 13 road games since then (8-2-3).

Why you should return to Nottingham Forest

The Tricky Trees will have a little more rest, having come a long way from a rocky start to the EPL season. They have virtue against him Liverpool and Tottenham and draw with Chelsea from the end of October. They cruised to a 4-1 win against Blackburn to reach the quarter-finals, scoring twice from Brennan Johnson. The 21-year-old has six goals and two assists in all competitions this season. Jesse Lingard they had a goal in the win over Rovers and in the 2-0 win over Spurs in the previous round. Chris Wood ineligible after playing in cup games before going on loan from Newcastle.

That means Morgan Gibbs-White (two goals, four assists) should start alongside Johnson up top. Sam Surridge score the equalizer against him Bournemouth for his third goal of the season. Forest are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games in all competitions, including the return fixture against United at Old Trafford. They are unbeaten in their last eight at the City Ground and have scored 10 straight at home.

How to make Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United tips

Eimer has broken down Man United’s game against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday from all angles. It depends on the goal total and has two other confidence bets, both offering payouts in addition to cash, and has a full breakdown of the game. He only shares these picks and his expert analysis at SportsLine.

So who will win Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United? And where are all the value bets? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Manchester United v Nottingham Forest, all from the football expert who is up more than $3,000 on his Premier League picks from the start of 2022, and find out .

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