On Wednesday night, Manchester United will travel to Nottingham Forest’s City Ground to take on the Forest in an FA Cup fifth-round encounter. Both clubs want to get back on track after suffering dismal Premier League losses last weekend.

After losing 2-1 to Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tricky Trees in the league at the end of December, the Red Devils—who were finalists in last season’s F.A. Cup—will be out for retribution.

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Over 2.5 goals: ⚽1.70 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score: 🥅1.61 at 1xbet
Manchester United to qualify: ✅1.62 at Sportybet

Nottingham Forest and Manchester United: Previous Games 

The United loss at Nottingham’s end of 2023 symbolized the team’s struggles under Erik Ten Hag this season. After a promising start to the new year, Manchester United will face Fulham in a cup match on Wednesday after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Last season, Manchester City won all three domestic trophies and upset Ten Hag’s FA Cup-winning squad in the final.

Meanwhile, Forest has already begun quite the cup adventure, advancing to the fifth round after surviving two matches against lower-league opponents. Even if they are still in danger of relegation, Nuno Espirito Santo has overseen a fantastic outburst of forward energy.

Probable Nottingham Forest Lineup

Sels; Montiel, Felipe, Murillo, Niakhate; Danilo, Dominguez; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Origi

Probable Manchester United Lineup

Onana; Dalot, Varane, Evans, Lindelof; McTominay, Mainoo; Forson, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford

Betting tips: Nottingham Forest x Manchester United

Check out our predictions of the day for Nottingham Forest vs. Manchester United

Prediction 1: Nottingham Forest x Manchester United / Over 2.5 goals

United lost at Fulham 2-1 on Saturday, ending their unbeaten start to 2024. However, Erik ten Hag’s team is still riding a five-game winning streak away from home, during which they have scored twice in each game.

The Red Devils have stayed on the road since a 2-1 league setback to Forest at the City Ground in December. However, they’ll be out for vengeance this week against the Tricky Trees after winning 11 games in a row before that loss.

Despite recent home losses to Arsenal and Newcastle, Forest have scored in each of their last seven games under Nuno Espirito Santo’s leadership.

Prediction 2: Nottingham Forest x Manchester United / Both teams to score

Both sides have scored in six of United’s past seven matches across all competitions, so Forest can add to an intriguing encounter.

United have won their previous three games by a score of 2-1. Their most recent home defeat was to Fulham on Saturday, but before that, they won away from home against Aston Villa and Luton by the same score.

Prediction 3: Nottingham Forest x Manchester United / Manchester United to qualify

Although Nottingham Forest’s first objective is to stay in the Premier League, a win over Manchester United on Wednesday—a team they have already defeated this season—could set them up for a much-needed run of good form in the coming weeks.

Given the elimination of replays from this round onwards, the match at the City Ground may be very tight and might go beyond the 90 minutes. However, if Manchester United can reawaken their attacking fire, they can advance to the quarterfinals.