Match Today: Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest 31-08-2022 English Premier League
Manchester City will seek to continue their unbeaten start until the 2022/23 season when they face Nottingham Forest at the Etihad on Wednesday. Manchester City will be keen to keep up with Arsenal, who are flying high when they host Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
Manchester City started the 2022/23 season with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the FA Shield match, but were mostly at their peak in the Premier League with a win over West Ham. United Bournemouth and Crystal Palace while they drew 3-3 with Newcastle United and in particular the victory over Crystal Palace last weekend showed the strength of the champion team. For Nottingham Forest it was an intense experience in the Premier League as their return to the First Division was not particularly enjoyable.
While Nottingham Forest side showed their determination in beating West Ham United and drawing 1-1 with Everton, they faced tough confrontations against Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur in the first month with results leaving them 14th in the standings.
Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest
Manchester City are one of the five teams left in the league unbeaten after four games. They have shown their fighting ability in the last two games as they came from behind to draw 3-3 with Newcastle United and then recently came back from 2-0 down to defeat Crystal Palace 4-2. In each of his four league games, City scored twice on the other hand Nottingham Forest struggled to return to the top in two of their four league matches, failing to score and conceding twice on both occasions. They haven't scored more than a goal in the league, scoring just two in four matches. Pep Guardiola has no new injury concerns hampering his preparations ahead of Nottingham Forest's visit. Manchester City boss may be deprived of the services of up to four first-team players on Wednesday Aymeric Laporte is still out for a long time from Manchester City due to a knee injury that will rule him out until the international break. Additionally, Nathan Ake thigh, Calvin Phillips shoulder and Jack Grealish knee remain in doubt due to their minor issues and the trio is unlikely to be fit enough to start.
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City
Manchester City are still struggling defensively but will be happy to have a variety of options in attack. The most important player at the moment is Erling Haaland, who scored three goals in the last match. Bernardo Silva was also a key figure in their attack and will be looked at here as he has been in the last two games. Nottingham still appears to shine after being heavily recruited but the only player who will be key to them is Brennan Johnson, who showed brilliant flashes in the loss to Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City scored 13 goals in four league games.
Nottingham Forest scored two goals in four league matches. Manchester City have not lost in 16 league matches.
Nottingham Forest have failed to score in two of their four league matches. Nottingham has a clean sheet in its first four league games.