Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

When is Man City most likely to score a goal? Man City has scored 38.5% of the goals in the time frame of 60-75 minutes this season.

When is Nottingham Forest most likely to score a goal? It will be tough for the Forest attackers to beat the mighty City wall of defence. They can have their best chances to score in the first half.

Who is most likely to score for Man City? Erling Haaland is looking in red-hot form in his first EPL season and he is expected to add more goals to his name in the upcoming match.

Who is most likely to score for Nottingham Forest? Nottingham Forest will be hoping Brennan Johnson to score in the next game.

Who is likely to win the match?Man City is expected to dominate Nottingham Forest and win the match comfortably.

Predicted Scoreline: Man City 4 Nottingham Forest 1

All statistical analysis is based on historic performance. Player performance in the final may not necessarily replicate the recent performances.

Man City has a good chance of regaining the position at the top of the points table with a solid win when they host Nottingham Forest for the next EPL fixture on Wednesday, 31 August. The Citizens are unbeaten til now but they got some reality check in the last two games. Guardiola’s men gave away a lead of 2 goals to Newcastle United and Crystal Palace. However, they managed to bounce back strongly in both matches. Man City is coming off an exciting 4-2 win against Palace in the last match, thanks to the first Premier League hattrick from Erling Haaland.

Nottingham Forest managed to remain unbeaten in two consecutive games but they faced a crushing loss to Tottenham in the last fixture. They need to pull their socks up to face the defending champions in an away game on Wednesday.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Goals Scored and Conceded

Man City

Time Frame Goals Scored Goals Conceded
First 15 minutes 1 1
16 to 30 minutes 1 2
31 to 45 minutes 3 1
46 to 60 minutes 1 1
61 to 75 minutes 5 0
76 to 90 minutes 2 0
First Half 5 4
Second Half 8 1
Total 13 5

Nottingham Forest

Time Frame Goals Scored Goals Conceded
First 15 minutes 0 0
16 to 30 minutes 0 0
31 to 45 minutes 0 0
46 to 60 minutes 1 1
61 to 75 minutes 0 1
76 to 90 minutes 1 1
First Half 0 0
Second Half 2 3
Total 2 3

Man City vs Nottingham Forwards Statistics

Average Shots on Target Goals per Match
Man City
Erling Haaland 2.3 6
Phil Foden 0.8 1
Riyad Mahrez 0.3 0
Nottingham Forest
Brennan Johnson 0.7 1
Taiwo Awoniyi 0.7 1
Sam Surridge 0.0 0

As expected, Erling Haaland is doing wonders as a striker for Man City. Haaland has already scored 6 goals till now at an average of 4.5 shots per game. Phil Foden is also doing his part for the Citizens. Foden has added 1 goal to his name as of now with an average of 2.3 key passes per match.

Brennan Johnson is the most formidable striker for Nottingham. Johnson has scored 1 goal this season. He also got a dribbling success of 67%. Taiwo Awoniyi has also scored once so far at an average of 1 shot per match.

Top Scorers for Man City in Last Season:

  • Kevin De Bruyne (15 goals)
  • Raheem Sterling (13 goals)
  • Riyad Mahrez (11 goals)

Top Scorers for Nottingham in Last Season:

  • Brennan Johnson (16 goals)
  • Lewis Grabban 12 goals)
  • Ryan Yates (8 goals)

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Yellow Card Statistics

Player Yellow Cards
Joao Cancelo 2
John Stones 1
Phil Foden 1
Player Yellow Cards
Joe Worrall 2
Neco Williams 2
Brennan Johnson 1

Man City vs Nottingham Midfield Statistics

Passing Accuracy Average Key Passes
Man City
Bernardo Silva 89% 2.0
Kevin De Bruyne 79% 3.5
Ilkay Gundogan 90% 2.5
Nottingham Forest
Orel Mangala 87% 0.3
Lewis O’Brien 76% 0.3
Cheikhou Kouyate 71% 0.0

Bernardo Silva is looking in excellent form this season. Silva has scored 2 goals so far. He has also assisted in a goal and created 2 big chances for his side. Kevin De Bruyne is also playing brilliantly as always. He has assisted in 3 goals and is playing the current EPL season with 71% dribbling success.

Nottingham’s midfield panel consists of players like Orel Mangala and Lewis O’Brien. Mangala has maintained his passing accuracy at 87% this season with 67% success in the aerial duels. O’Brien’s passing accuracy stands at 76%. He also won 59% of the total duels.

Man City vs Nottingham Defence Statistics

Clearances Per Game Tackles Per Game
Man City
Joao Cancelo 0.3 1.3
Ruben Dias 2.3 0.3
John Stones 1.0 1.0
Nottingham Forest
Neco Williams 2.7 4.0
Steve Cook 4.5 1.5
Joe Worrall 2.3 2.3

In the defence department, the Citizens rely on Joao Cancelo and Ruben Dias. Cancelo has played at an average of 1.3 tackles per game this season, winning 62% of the aerial duels. Dias has maintained an average of 2.3 clearances per match. He has played with a passing accuracy of 94%.

Neco Williams has been the strongest pillar in the defence for Nottingham. Williams is playing the current EPL season at an average of 4 tackles per match with 56% success in the total duels. Steve Cook is another key defender who is playing with a clearance average of 4.5 per game with 100% success in the total duels.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Goal Keeper Stats

Ederson (Man City) Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest)
Saves Per Game 1.3 (50%) 6 (86%)
Clean Sheet 2 1

City’s goalkeeper Ederson would have been disappointed by his performance in the last two matches. He is playing with a not-so-good save success rate of 50% this season.

Dean Henderson has done a decent job for Nottingham Forest in the current EPL season. He is playing at an average of 6 saves per match with an 86% success rate.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Team Stats (All Competitions)

Stats Man City Nottingham Forest
Matches 7 11
Goals per game 2.71 1.18
Goals conceding per game 1.29 1.00
Clean Sheets 3 4
Ball Possession % 66.00% 34.00%

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Head-to-Head Statistics

Matches: 100 | Man City: 40 | Draw: 27 | Nottingham Forest: 33

Last 5 Meetings: Man City: 3 | Draw: 1 | Nottingham Forest: 1

Last Meeting: Nottingham Forest defeated Man City with a score of 3-0 in FA Cup on 3 Jan 2009.

Man City vs Nottingham Forest: Winning Odds

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Predicted Lineup

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden

Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2): Henderson; Mckenna, Cook, Worrall; Toffolo, O’Brien, Mangala, Williams; Lingard; Awoniyi, Johnson

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction: Final Analysis and Prediction

Both these teams are meeting after more than 13 years. Interestingly, Nottingham Forest won the last encounter in 2009. This time, Man City will undoubtedly start as the clear favorite to win. The Citizens will aim for a big home win on Wednesday without conceding a single goal. On the other hand, Nottingham will look to display a spirited fight against the mighty hosts. Their defence has been the biggest positive factor as of now. However, dealing with the blazing City attackers is definitely not going to be easy in the upcoming game. All the predictions and betting platforms are suggesting an emphatic win for Man City in this fixture.

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