The 2022/23 Carabao Cup enters the semifinal stage this week with Manchester United tipped as favourites to win the competition ahead of facing Nottingham Forest in the last four.
Erik ten Hag is determined to secure silverware in his first season at Old Trafford and the Red Devils head to the City Ground in first-leg action on January 25.
United are the joint-second most successful club in the competition’s history, with five titles, but Forest have not reached the final since 1992.
Here’s all the key information on the match including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups and betting odds.
This Carabao Cup semifinal first leg kicks off at the City Ground on Wednesday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
UK: The game can be seen on Sky Sports’ TV and streaming platforms in the UK.
USA: This match is streamed on ESPN+ for subscribers in the USA.
Australia: Fans in Australia can follow the action through beIN Sports.
Despite his focus being on the Premier League, Forest boss Steve Cooper is expected to name a strong side as they look to balance both competitions.
First-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson is carrying an injury but is ineligible against his parent club anyway, with Wayne Hennessey set to fill in as his Wales international teammate Neco Williams returns at right-back.
Omar Richards, Taiwo Awoniyi and new signing Chris Wood are out, and Ryan Yates is a doubt due to illness, but Jesse Lingard will hope to be fit to make the squad against his old club.
Ten Hag is also battling to keep his squad fresh across multiple competitions, and he is likely to rotate from their 3-2 Premier League defeat at Arsenal last weekend.
Tom Heaton and Jack Butland may hope to start in goal for the visitors, with Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Elanga all vying to come in.
Diogo Dalot, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho — who all missed the defeat to the Gunners — have been ruled out, but Casemiro may get a start after sitting out the game at Emirates Stadium through suspension.
Forest will sense this game is their chance to gain an edge in the two-legged contest with a trip to Old Trafford next month presenting a major challenge.
They have already knocked out Tottenham and Wolves to reach the semifinals, and a positive result is not beyond them against a rotated United side.