Sutton with prediction of Nottingham v Man Utd clash

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Shutterstock.

Nottingham Forest face Manchester United in the FA Cup this evening, as Erik ten Hag will be desperate to get through to get a chance to save the season.

United are going into the match with major injury problems, with players such as Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane set to miss the match.

Sutton’s prediction for the match is a 1-1 draw and United to win the match on penalties. You will get odds around 7.00 on that betting prediction if you are into football betting. For United to get through to the next round you will get odds of around 1.75.

“When it comes to predictions, Manchester United are my new Chelsea – I get all their results wrong,” BBC Sport football expert Chris Sutton said.

“I honestly don’t know what to expect from Erik ten Hag’s side. Even when they were on a winning run, they were not controlling games.

“I backed United to win at the weekend too, but the worst thing about their home defeat was that Fulham fully deserved the three points.

“Nottingham Forest beat United at the City Ground at the end of December, and they have still got a goal or two in them although their league form since then has not been great.

“In contrast, United offered little against Fulham without the injured Rasmus Hojlund to lead their line. I put Marcus Rashford in my Fantasy team, and he barely had a kick.

“United are good on the counter, but they need someone to finish their chances, and Hojlund is such a big miss.

“This tie feels like it going to be very close, and it could go the distance, but I think United will find a way to edge it.

“I don’t know why, because there is more pointing towards it going the other way – I guess this is probably why I get so many United scores wrong.”