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Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City betting preview: odds and predictions

WITH Arsenal at Spurs earlier in the day, this could be a huge game in the title race from Manchester City’s perspective…

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Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City odds

Here are the latest match odds for Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City from our favourite football betting sites. Odds are subject to change.

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City betting preview

Is anyone playing better at Manchester City than Phil Foden right now?

I don’t think so and Foden is certainly a player punters should be thinking about ahead of this fixture, a crucial one for both teams.

City know five wins from here will see them crowned champions for the fourth season in a row. That would be a new record.

They have earned a reputation for being ruthless at this time of the season and that was the case at Brighton on Thursday night when the Seagulls were brushed aside 4-0.

Pep Guardiola immediately guarded against complacency.

“We have five games left,” he said. “Tough ones likes Forest (with) what they are playing for.

“What happened to Liverpool (losing to Palace and Everton) can happen to us and Arsenal.”

Still, it looks unlikely to happen here.

Forest have won once in 10 games and spent much of the week moaning publicly about match officials – you have to wonder if that will really work in their favour in terms of decisions.

Guardiola now doesn’t have to worry about midweek Champions League ties so there’s little point in holding players back. Maybe there will be a few tweaks from Thursday to keep things fresh but Forest should feel the full force of City here.

If so, Foden can again star. He got two at Brighton to continue his impressive recent scoring run and looks the man most worth backing in this one – read on to find out the best ways of siding with the England star…


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Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City key stats

  • Forest have kept just one clean sheet in their last 23 league matches, while City have scored 4+ goals in their last four such games.
  • Not counting their penalty shoot-out elimination in the Champions League, City are unbeaten in all competitions since December 6. Forest, however, have won just one of their last 10 games, losing six.
  • Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo, previously with Wolves and Spurs, has won three of his last five Premier League games against Man City.
  • City will likely freshen their side up, three days after victory over Brighton. Ruben Dias and John Stones are potential starters in defence, while Jack Grealish and Jeremy Doku are forward options. It remains to be seen if top scorer Erling Haaland has recovered from injury.
  • For Forest, Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly remain doubts. The former is back in training after a thigh injury but hasn’t played since March 10, while defender Boly has been absent since picking up a problem during the last international break.

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City best bets

Find our best bets for Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City below. All our odds for the bets are from the best football betting sportsbooks, as per our expert reviews. Odds in our football betting tips are also subject to change.

Phil Foden 2+ shots on target

The on-fire Foden has been scoring goals for fun of late – eight in his last six league games has taken him to 16 for the season.

He’s 7/4 for a goal in this one and that’s tempting but backing the same price about him having at least two shots on target looks better.

The England star has landed this bet in 12 of his last 21 league starts and with his shooting accuracy among the best in the league – 74% – this looks a good betting approach.

Back Foden 2+ SOT at 7/4 with Spreadex

Phil Foden to score 2+ goals

For those seeking a bigger price, 10/1 about a Foden brace looks big.

His recent scoring streak has seen him deliver for backers of this bet in four of his last 10 league starts, including Thursday’s 4-0 demolition of Brighton.

Struggling Forest have shipped seven goals in their last three outings and it would be no surprise were City to ease to victory in this one too.

Bet on Foden to score 2+ goals at 10/1 with bet365

Rodri anytime scorer

It’s worth noting that Forest have conceded a whopping 21 goals from set-plays this season – that’s five more than any other side – while only three teams have scored more than City from such situations.

With that in mind, Rodri looks a spot of value in the anytime scorer market at around the 5/1 mark.

The Spaniard’s aerial threat has been big in the past couple of season and this term he’s scored in seven of his 29 league appearances, with four of those goals coming against Forest’s fellow bottom-four sides.

Back Rodri to score at any time at 5/1 with bet365

How to watch Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City

  • Location: City Ground, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Time: 16:30 BST on Sunday, April 28th
  • Where to watch: Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event

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Dean Etheridge

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