Last Updated on September 21, 2023 4:44 pm by Erwin Noguera
Manchester City made their Champions League debut with a victory and now their focus turns to the Premier League, as they will be at home against a team that has started in the best way, Nottingham Forest.
The Citizens came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 away, thanks to goals from Jérémy Doku, Bernardo Silva, and Erling Haaland. This makes them leaders with 15 points.
The Trees drew 1-1 at home against Burnley, a draw that did not leave a good taste in the mouth, as it was against one of the worst teams in the tournament.
Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am ET in the Etihad Stadium
Manchester City -769
Nottingham Forest +1600
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Why Bet on Manchester City?
Manchester City is the reigning champion of the Premier League, so it has the responsibility and the pressure to repeat the title, although this year several teams want to fight, such as Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Citizens beat West Ham 3-1 in their last match, despite starting 1-0 down. The goals came from Jérémy Doku, Bernardo Silva, and Erling Haaland, who is the top scorer in the competition with seven goals. Also, they won during the week in the Champions League, also with a comeback and a great Julián Álvarez. It was 3-1 with two goals from the Argentinian and one from Rodri.
Pep Guardiola’s team is the second-best offense in the league with 14 goals, one behind Brighton, and is the best defense, having allowed only three goals, demonstrating balance in both facets of the game.
Adding all competitions together, Manchester City have won seven games, the last time they drew was in the Community Shield final against Arsenal. Their most recent defeat was last season, when they lost to Brentford on May 28.
The most significant injury in the squad is Kevin De Bruyne, who will not return until 2024. Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, and Mateo Kovacic are also out with injuries.
Why Bet on Nottingham Forest?
Nottingham Forest fought to avoid relegation last season, so this year they have set themselves up to at least be in the mid-table and, in the best-case scenario, to fight in the upper middle section.
In their last game, they drew 1-1 with Burnley, a setback for their aspirations, as their opponents are one of the worst teams in the league, with only one unit in five games and the relegation scrap hanging over their necks.
However, Forest is in eighth place, with one win, one draw, and one loss, but have not proved to be a balanced team, as they have the same number of goals scored and conceded, seven.
However, the two-time European champions are excited about the fact that last season they were able to hold City to a draw, an aspect they will be looking to repeat in this new campaign.
Steven Cooper’s Nottingham Forest only has two possible absentees for this match and they are right-back Serge Aurier and midfielder Danilo.
Final Betting Analysis: Manchester City vs. Nottingham Forest
Manchester City faces an opponent that is having a good start to the season, but the favoritism is clear for the team led by Pep Guardiola, who will end up taking the three points to take advantage and get distance from their escorts, Arsenal and Tottenham, who will face each other.
The numbers at MyBookie.ag have Manchester City as the favorite, as the Moneyline for them shows -769, meanwhile Nottingham Forest has +1600 and the draw is +700.
The last match between these teams ended 1-1, with Bernardo Silva scoring for City and Chris Wood for Forest.
Go for a straight win for Manchester City in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 at -769, you will gain $13 for a total payout of $113.