Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Manchester United will look to seal their spot in the EFL Cup final when they take on Nottingham Forest in the return leg at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are widely expected to defend their three-goal lead in Wednesday’s clash, but Erik ten Hag must warn his men against complacency. Sancho and Martial are unlikely to be risked against the Reds, while Donny van de Beek remains on the sidelines with injury.
The visitors, on the other hand, will have a mountain to climb in the “Theatre of Dreams” clash. Since Forest experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 3-0 loss to Man Utd a week ago, we are tempted to put our money on Marcus Rashford and Co. All Henderson, Biancone, Kouyate, and Awoniyi remain in the recovery room, while both Niakhate and Richards are major doubts, and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Fernandes):
Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese footballer who used to play for Novara before joining Udinese in a co-ownership deal in the summer of 2013. The Portuguese midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a 3-3 draw with Napoli on 7 December, 2013.
Three years later he signed a deal with Sampdoria for a fee of €7 million. Fernandes moved to Sampdoria in order to replace Roberto who reinforced Villarreal. Soriano He played 33 games for the Zebrette in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring three goals for the club, while providing four assists for his teammates.
Fernandes is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well. He was born in Maia, Portugal on 8 September, 1994 and he began his youth career at Infesta. Fernandes has seven caps for Portugal U21 team and he has played 4 matches for the U23 team.
Highlighted Team (Nottingham Forest):
Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0).
Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.