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Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest odds, prediction, start time: EFL Cup picks, best bets for Feb. 1

Manchester United can earn a trip to Wembley Stadium for the first time in five years when the Red Devils face Nottingham Forest in the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinals on Wednesday at Old Trafford. Manchester United have not played at Wembley since reaching the FA Cup final in the 2017-18 season. The Red Devils can end that drought by closing out Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup semifinals and advancing to the final, which will be played at Wembley on Feb. 26. Manchester United enter Wednesday’s match with a 3-0 lead in aggregate after the club’s opening-leg victory at the City Ground last week.

Kickoff is at 3 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Manchester United as the -260 favorite (risk $260 to win $100) in the latest Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest odds, with Forest the +700 underdog. A draw is priced at +330 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your Nottingham Forest vs. Manchester United picks or EFL Cup predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Nottingham Forest vs. Manchester United:

  • Man Utd vs. Nottingham Forest spread: Man Utd -1.5 (+115), Forest +1.5 (-145) 
  • Man Utd vs. Nottingham Forest over/under: 2.5 goals  
  • Man Utd vs. Nottingham Forest money line: Man Utd -260, Forest +700, Draw +330 
  • MAN: Marcus Rashford is tied for sixth in the EPL in goals (nine) 
  • NF: Nottingham Forest have scored 16 goals in the Premier League this season
  • Man Utd vs. Nottingham Forest picks: See picks here

Why you should back Manchester United 

Manchester United have had tremendous success against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have won their last five games against Forest at Old Trafford by a combined score of 17-2. United’s last loss to Forest at home was in December 1994 in a Premier League match.

In addition, the Red Devils face a Nottingham Forest side that may not emphasize winning Wednesday’s match. With 21 points in the Premier League, Forest are just four points above the relegation zone. Given the unlikelihood of reversing the 0-3 deficit in aggregate, Nottingham manager Steve Cooper may decide to rest key players in favor of Sunday’s EPL match against Leeds United, which trails Nottingham Forest in the table.

Why you should back Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest are playing the best soccer of their season. Over the last four Premier League matches, Forest have two wins and two draws. That run includes a 1-1 draw against Chelsea and victories over Southampton and Leicester City. Forest also earned a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

In addition, Forest will be facing a Manchester United side that will be without star Christian Eriksen. On Saturday, the 30-year-old playmaker left Old Trafford on crutches with an ankle injury, which he incurred during a tackle attempt in United’s win over Reading. Eriksen is tied for second in the EPL in assists with seven.

How to make Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest picks

Green has broken down the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinal between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest. He is expecting the match to stay Under the goal total, and he has locked in another best bet, which would pay plus-money. You can find out what it is and see Green’s full analysis at SportsLine.

So who wins Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest on Wednesday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which wagers in Nottingham Forest vs. Manchester United have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.

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