Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two of the top seven in the Championship doing battle. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Nottingham Forest picked up a useful point at the weekend with a 1-1 draw at Leeds thanks to a Jack Robinson goal though they were lucky to claim the draw. In midweek, they were in League Cup action at Burton and lost 3-2 despite a goal each from Lewis Grabban and Arvin Appiah.

Sheffield United continued their good recent form with a 4-2 victory over Wigan to move back top of the table. Billy Sharp grabbed a hat-trick while an own-goal ensured a deserved three points.

The two meetings between these sides last season saw the Tricky Trees take four points with a 2-1 home win and a goalless draw at Bramall Lane. It continues a trend that means the away team has won none of the last eight head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

As strong as the Blades have been this season I refuse to believe they are a better team than Forest especially when the game is at the City Ground. These sides will likely finish within a few points of each other so the hosts must be backed with the safety of the draw no bet.

To win this the Tricky Treed will have to net more than once given the firepower United have so back them in the total team goals market to go over 1.5 goals.

 

Nottingham Forest draw no bet

Nottingham Forest over 1.5 team goals

 

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

24-10-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

27-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

30-10-2018

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-11-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-11-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 5 - 5

(HT 3 - 3)

W H

01-12-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

08-12-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W H

06-10-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

20-10-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

23-10-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-10-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

03-11-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

24-11-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

27-11-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

01-12-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-12-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees have lost just one of their last nine league matches a run that has moved them into seventh. After this match they face a run of five straight against teams currently in the bottom-half.

At the City Ground, they have lost just once this season though that did come in their last home match going down to Norwich. Each of their last two and four of their last five at their own place have seen both teams score.

Nottingham Forest are the joint-sixth highest scorers in the division with 22 goals led by Lewis Grabban who has eight of these. Their defence is strong as well with the 16 shipped the joint-seventh best record in the league.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Danny Fox (knock) and Juan Rafael Fuentes (knee) are doubts while Sam Byram (ankle) is a long-term absentee.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades moved back top of the table and have lost just one of their last eight and two of their previous 13. They have three of their next four on the road with the other game a Steel city derby with Wednesday.

Away from Bramall Lane, they have not drawn a single game this campaign with four victories and three defeats. Five of the seven the Yorkshire outfit have played on the road have gone over 2.5 goals.

Sheffield United have scored 27 league goals this season (only behind West Brom with 33) and are led by Billy Sharp who has ten. Their defence has been decent conceding just 18 times with an even split of nine between home and away games.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) and Kean Bryan (unknown) are long-term absentees while  Mark Duffy (hip) and John Egan (hamstring) are doubts.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
3 CD Tobias Figueiredo 182 60
18 RB Jack Robinson 168 67
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
20 CD Michael Dawson 188 76
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
14 CM Matty Cash 185 64
24 CDM Claudio Yacob 181 77
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
28 CD Martin Cranie 183 78
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
12 CD John Egan 185 72
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
15 CM Paul Coutts 175 75
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90