Why Manchester United are favourites to beat Nottingham Forest

Manchester United faced off with Aston Villa in Tuesday’s late Premier League kick-off. Villa were expected to win despite their questionable away record but when all was said and done, the Red Devils came away with the three points.

Manchester United return to action on Saturday vs Nottingham Forest and are 11/8 to pick up the win with bet365.

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Manchester United to beat Nottingham Forest

Why Manchester United will beat Nottingham Forest

Before Saturday’s clash, a number of stats have come to light that highlight why Man United are favourites:

  • Nottingham Forest have lost their past 11 meetings with Manchester United in all competitions, including each of the past four at home by an aggregate score of 17-1.
  • Nottingham Forest’s only Premier League win against Manchester United came at Old Trafford in December 1994 (2-1). Their most recent home league win against them was in March 1992, a 1-0 victory thanks to a Nigel Clough strike.
  • Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo has only won one of his seven Premier League games against Manchester United (D3 L3), losing each of the past three in a row. Among teams he has faced five or more times in the competition, only against Liverpool (no wins in six) does he have a lower win percentage than against the Red Devils (14%).
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.