Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City Pick – EPL Predictions & Odds 2/18/23

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Nottingham Forest and Manchester City face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at City Ground. When these two teams faced off last August, it was Manchester City that secured the 6-0 victory. 

Nottingham Forest vs Manchester City Odds

Nottingham Forest is currently the underdog sitting at +900 while Manchester City is the favorite sitting at -320. The total in this game sits at 3.5 goals, with the over cashing at +160. Make sure to check out all of our free soccer plays for Saturday. 

Nottingham Forest Betting Preview

Nottingham Forest currently sits in 14th place in the standings having picked up 24 points so far this season. Last Saturday against Fulham, Nottingham Forest failed to score any goals and that led to the 2-0 defeat. Nottingham Forest had 50 percent of the possession but only managed one shot on goal. In this game though, it’s going to need to be the defense that steps up. Scott McKenna and Willy Boly were both hurt in the last game and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game. Jesse Lingard is still dealing with a knee injury and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. Nottingham is dealing with all kinds of injury issues right now. 

Manchester City Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Manchester City who sits in 1st place in the standings having picked up 51 points. Manchester City all of a sudden sits in 1st place, and this is a team that has confidence they will win the title. In the last game against Arsenal, Manchester City scored three goals including two after the 72nd minute to secure the victory. They had only 36 percent of the possession but only six shots on target. John Stones is still recovering from a knee injury and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. 

Shane’s Free Play

The injury issues are a big problem are Nottingham Forest, and that is going to be a big problem here, especially with the defense. Manchester City scored three goals in the last game and in this game they are going to score four or five goals. Nottingham Forest is going to have no answer. Back Manchester -2.5 to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Manchester City -2.5