Man City Off to a Flawless Start, but Forest Could Make a Dent Manchester City are cruising in the Premier League with a perfect record of five wins in five games. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest have started the season decently, collecting seven points in their first five matches.
City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, might consider rotating his squad, especially after their midweek victory against Red Star Belgrade in Europe. Still, even a second-string City side is expected to overpower Forest.
City Likely to Win, but Both Teams Could Score The odds heavily favor a Manchester City win, but a smart bet could be backing both teams to score. The last time these teams faced off in February at Forest’s home ground, it ended in a 1-1 draw. Additionally, Forest has scored in every league game this season, even when losing to top teams like Arsenal and Manchester United.
Despite their winning streak, Man City have struggled to keep clean sheets, conceding in their last four matches across all competitions. Forest may not win, but they have a good chance of finding the back of the net.
Forest Aiming to Avoid a Blowout Last season, Forest suffered a humiliating 6-0 loss when they visited Manchester City. A repeat of that scoreline seems unlikely this time around, considering City’s fatigue from European competition and their growing injury list. A 3-1 win for City seems more plausible, given that they’ve netted 14 goals in five league games, averaging 2.8 goals per match.
Keep an Eye on Haaland Erling Haaland might have missed out on scoring against Red Star Belgrade, but he’s been on fire in the league with seven goals already. The Norwegian sensation will be looking to increase his goal tally when City host Forest this Saturday.