Pep Guardiola’s side, not always the strongest starters, have been in fine fettle so far this season and have firmly put paid to any suggestion that they will let levels drop after last year’s iconic treble success.
City have taken maximum points from their opening five games in the top-flight and are strong favourites to extend that run here given Forest’s pitiful away record since winning promotion last year.
Steve Cooper’s side recently beat Chelsea on their travels but this is a much harder task.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs Nottingham Forest is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time today, Saturday September 23, 2023.
The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host the contest.
Where to watch Man City vs Nottingham Forest
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK as it takes place during the 3pm blackout period still imposed across English football.
Highlights: BBC One’s Match of the Day, however, will broadcast highlights when it airs at 10.30pm on Saturday night.
Man City vs Nottingham Forest team news
City are struggling on the injury front. Bernardo Silva has recently added to the worries after picking up a knock in the Champions League comeback win over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, while Jack Grealish, Mateo Kovacic - who is close to a return - and John Stones are also absent along with Kevin De Bruyne.
Summer signings Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes, however, have impressed and could both feature from the start this weekend.
For Forest, Danilo is still out injured but Serge Aurier and Willy Boly are both pushing to return, along with goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Man City vs Nottingham Forest prediction
It is very difficult to back Forest given such a poor away record since promotion. City, meanwhile, show little sign of slowing down and should cruise to a comfortable victory on Saturday.
Man City to win, 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Forest were thrashed 6-0 at the Etihad last season as Erling Haaland bagged a second hat-trick in as many games, but they did draw the home fixture 1-1 in February after Chris Wood’s late equaliser.
Man City wins: 41
Nottingham Forest wins: 33
Man City vs Nottingham Forest latest odds
Man City to win: 1/6
Nottingham Forest to win: 16/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).