Pep Guardiola’s side, not normally strong starters, have been playing well this season and have put paid to any suggestion that they could drop down the ranks after last year’s iconic treble triumph.
City have taken maximum points from their opening five games and are strong favorites to extend that run by taking on Forest’s miserable record since being promoted to the top-flight last year.
Steve Cooper’s side have beaten Chelsea on their travels recently, but this is a tougher task.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, Kick-off Time and Venue
Man City vs Nottingham Forest is scheduled for Saturday 23rd September 2023 with a 3pm BST kick-off time.
The venue will be Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest
TV Channel and Live Stream: This game will not be televised on TV in England as it takes place during the 3pm blackout across English football.
Highlights: BBC One’s Match of the Day will broadcast highlights when it airs at 10.30pm BST on Saturday.
Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Team News
City are struggling on the injury front. Bernardo Silva has added to the concerns after the recent Champions League win over Red Star, while Jack Grealish, Mateo Kovacic and John Stones are also absent.
However, summer signings Jeremy Doku and Mathias Nunes have impressed and could feature.
As for Forest, Danilo and Serge Aurier lost their draw with Burnley and were able to formally leave the team for Manchester.
Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
It is very difficult to support Forest after such a poor away record after promotion. The city, meanwhile, shows little sign of slowing down.
Man City won 3-0.
Head to Head (h2h) history and results
Manchester City to win: 41
Nottingham Forest win: 33
Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest latest odds
Manchester City to win: 2/13
Nottingham Forest to win: 17/1
Subject to odds and change via Betfair.
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