Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City Prediction

Man City will be hoping to continue their marvellous recent form in the Premier League by claiming all three points away at Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Depending on how Arsenal fair on Sunday, City could potentially move top of the table if the Gunners are defeated by Spurs and Pep Guardiola’s side emerge victorious.

Current Form

Nottingham Forest’s current form

Forest have won just two Premier League games in 2024 and it is that kind of form that sees them facing the threat of relegation. Things went from bad to worse last month when they were docked four points for breaching Profitability and Sustainability Rules, though they have appealed that decision.

In their last five matches, they have won one, lost two and drawn two.

Last time out, they were defeated 2-0 by Everton away at Goodison Park.

Man City’s current form

Man Utd were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid recently but apart from that they have been in great form in the Premier League, while they also progressed to the semi-final of the FA Cup.

City have won 13 out of their last 16 Premier League games and those other three matches were draws against Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

They have scored at least four goals in each of their last four games, beating Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Luton and Brighton.

Nottingham Forest vs Man City Team News

Taiwo Awoniyi is close to a return from a thigh injury, but if he does feature it will likely be from the bench. Willy Boly is injured, but Forest were boosted by the return of Moussa Niakhate in their last game after two months out.

Anthony Elanga could be recalled to the starting XI.

Guardiola’s only injury concern is Erling Haaland, who has missed the last two games due to a muscle issue. There’s no real point in risking him in a game City are expected to win, so the Norwegian might return for the next game.

Key player – Nottingham Forest

Chris Wood hasn’t scored in two games but prior to that he scored four in a row and remains Forest’s biggest threat.

Suddenly, Phil Foden has thrust himself into the conversation for the Golden Boot after his sparkling form in 2024.

Scoreline Prediction

City have been destroying the weaker teams in the league recently and Sunday should be no different.

Nottingham Forest 1-4 Man City

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What was the score the last time Forest played Man City? In September, Man City won 2-0 at the Etihad after goals from Phil Foden and Erling Haaland.

What is Forest’s next match? After Man City, Forest play Sheffield Utd.

What is Man City’s next match? After Forest, Man City play Wolves.

Who is Bournemouth’s top scorer? Chris Wood has scored 12 Premier League goals this season.

Who is Man City’s top scorer? Erling Haaland has scored 20 Premier League goals this season.

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