Nottingham Forest braced

Manchester City will aim to extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when they welcome Nottingham Forest to the Etihad Stadium.

With four games in the books, Pep Guardiola’s side find themselves second in the table two points behind first-place Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest sit fourteenth two points clear of the bottom three and six points behind Man City.

Last time out, Man City came from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 with Erling Haaland netting ahat-trick.

Having already picked up wins against West Ham United (2-0) and Bournemouth (4-0), as well as a 3-3 draw with Newcastle United, City have taken ten points from a possible 12 this term.

Alongside Liverpool, the Citizens are the joint-top scorers in the Premier League having bagged 13 goals in four games.

Not only have the defending champions avoided defeat in each of their last 16 league games, but they have also avoided defeat in 31 of their previous 32.

As for Nottingham Forest, they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. That means Forest have taken four points from a possible 12 this term, following a loss to Newcastle (2-0), a win over West Ham (1-0) and a draw with Everton (1-1).

The Tricky Trees can take confidence from the fact that they have only lost one of their past six away games across all competitions.

Head-to-head: The last meeting between Man City and Forest came back in 2009. On that occasion, Forest claimed a 3-0 victory in the FA Cup.

Nottingham Forest braced

Team news: Man City centre-back Aymeric Laporte will miss the game due to injury. There are also question marks over the fitness of Nathan Ake, Jack Grealish and Kalvin Phillips.

Meanwhile, Forest will be without the injured duo of Moussa Niakhate and Omar Richards. Orel Mangala is also a doubt.