Manchester City play Nottingham Forest in the Premier League 2022-23 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Thursday, September 1, 2022. The match will start at 12:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Manchester City were brilliant in the second half against Crystal Palace as an Erling Haaland hat-trick took the Citizens over the line to win 4-2. The defending Premier League champions are currently second on the Premier League points table this season with 10 points. Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte will be unavailable for Man City due to an injury, while Jack Grealish and Kalvin Phillips are also doubtful to feature against Forest.

Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League appearance in over two decades has begun well with the newly-promoted club gaining four points in four matches. Forest were beaten 2-0 in their last league match by Tottenham Hotspur. Renan Lodi, recently signed from Atletico Madrid, is expected to feature on the bench for the visitors in this match. 

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Premier League 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Manchester City: 1.08, Nottingham Forest: 29.00, Draw: 13.00

Betwinner odds: Manchester City: 1.06, Nottingham Forest: 28.00, Draw: 12.50

Betway odds: Manchester City: 1.08, Nottingham Forest: 29.00, Draw: 13.00

10CRIC odds: Manchester City: 1.09, Nottingham Forest: 25.53, Draw: 12.79

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest head-to-head

Nottingham Forest last played Manchester City in the FA Cup in 2009 and won 3-0.

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten against Manchester City in the Premier League, with two draws and two wins between 1994 and 1995. This is the first match between the two sides in this competition since City’s new owners took charge. 

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Premier League 2022-23 squads

Manchester City: Ederson (goalkeeper), Stefan Ortega (goalkeeper), Scott Carson (goalkeeper), Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Sergio Gomez, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan (captain), Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Cole Palmer, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez.  

Nottingham Forest: Dean Henderson (goalkeeper), Wayne Hennessey (goalkeeper), Giulian Biancone, Loic Mbe Soh, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Renan Lodi, Joe Worrall (captain), Steve Cook, Scott McKenna, Neco Williams, Ryan Yates, Lewis O’Brien, Harry Arter, Jack Colback, Cafu, Orel Mangala, Remo Freuler, Cheikhou Kouyate, Harry Toffolo, Brennan Johnson, Morgan Gibbs-White, Jesse Lingard, Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sam Surridge, Alex Mighten, Lyle Taylor, Dale Taylor. 

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest probable starting lineups

Manchester City: Ederson (goalkeeper); Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (captain); Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez.

Nottingham Forest: Dean Henderson (goalkeeper); Joe Worrall (captain), Steve Cook, Scott McKenna; Neco Williams, Ryan Yates, Lewis O’Brien, Harry Toffolo; Brennan Johnson, Morgan Gibbs-White; Jesse Lingard.

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Premier League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI

Ederson (goalkeeper); Kyle Walker, Joe Worrall, Neco Williams, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Jesse Lingard, Brennan Johnson; Phil Foden, Erling Haaland (captain), Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester City top picks and players to watch vs Nottingham Forest Premier League 2022-23 

Erling Haaland: The Norwegian striker has hit the ground running for the Citizens after his €60 million move in the summer from the Bundesliga. Haaland’s hat-trick in the last league match against Crystal Palace helped Man City overcome a first-half deficit and win the match. The 22-year-old is the current top goal-scorer in the 2022-23 Premier League season with six goals in four matches.

Kevin De Bruyne: Watch out for the Belgian midfielder in this fixture as his playmaking and set-piece abilities will be key to Man City’s potential success at the Etihad Stadium. De Bruyne has made four goal contributions so far this season, following the 15 goals and eight assists in the Premier League last season.

Nottingham Forest top picks and players to watch vs Manchester City Premier League 2022-23

Jesse Lingard: The 29-year-old Englishman signed for Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window after his contract with Manchester United expired in June. With nine goals and four assists, the 2020-21 season was by far Lingard’s best season in the Premier League and with new responsibilities at Forest, the attacking midfielder will be an essential part of this team.

Brennan Johnson: The Welsh international has been impressive in the Premier League this season and scored his first goal in the competition in the recent 1-1 draw against Everton. Johnson’s pace and trickery on the ball should provide Forest with an element of surprise on the counter-attack against Man City.

Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Premier League 2022-23 prediction

Manchester City are the defending champions of the Premier League and have started the new season in good form. The Citizens are expected to comfortably beat Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium.

Nottingham Forest have some talented players in their ranks, however, Man City are a far superior team. The visitors are unlikely to cause any problems to the Citizens in this fixture.