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) game feature two sides in differing form with the hosts struggling and the visitors flying. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Nottingham Forest lost three 3-1 at home to Fulham in midweek with a Daryl Murphy goal all they had to show for the evening. The Tricky Trees can consider themselves a little unlucky as there is little to choose between the duo on the expected goals ratio. Sheffield United continued a perfect week that saw them defeat local rival Wednesday on Sunday by beating high-flying Wolves on Wednesday to move into second place.  

Betting Tips and Predictions

As slight outsiders, I imagine the Blades will be popular and the short-term form would suggest good reason. I would be a little cautious though as these two sides probably will not finish miles apart come the end of the season and if you add home advantage the prices don’t scream value. Daryl Murphy and Leon Clarke are two plays in form with the former having netted three in the last four and the latter four in the last two. Both players are decent prices to score at any time so look to play that angle.

Daryl Murphy anytime goal scorer

Leon Clarke anytime goal scorer

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.9

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

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D H

11-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Nottingham Forest Preview

A run of three straight defeats and five from their last six means that Forest have slipped down to the bottom-half of the table after a promising start. Just one of their next seven fixtures is against a side in the top-half of the division and that is this game. At home, they have lost each of their last three but have faced tough matches with Wolves, Leeds and Fulham. Four of their last five and each of the last four at the City Ground have produced a total of exactly two or three goals. Daryl Murphy has netted six times in the Championship this season and in three of his last four appearances. Around 62% of their goals have come in the 15 minutes before the interval or after it.

Nottingham Forest Team News

David Vaughan (groin) and Jamie Ward (calf) are close to returns.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades are up into second place now after a run of six victories from their last seven games with just a solitary defeat. Just two of their next nine fixtures are against teams who are currently in the top-half of the table. On the road, after losing their opening two they have now won each of their last three netting seven times in these trio of ties and conceding just three times. Four of their seven netted on their travels have come in the first-half and none later than the 77th minute. Leon Clarke has caught fire in the absence of Billy Sharp and Clayton Donaldson netting a brace in each of his last two games. Around 64% of their goals have come in the first-half with 36% in the opening thirty minutes.

Sheffield United Team News

Clayton Donaldson, Richard Stearman and James Hanson (all hamstring) are doubts while Caolan Lavery (head) is ruled out.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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

1.3

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
43 GK Jordan Smith 185 75
13 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
42 CD Joe Worrall 191 64
4 CD Michael Mancienne 184 74
20 AM Kieran Dowell - -
6 RM Armand Traore 185 82
11 CM Ben Osborn 176 75
7 CM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
27 LM Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88
35 CF Jason Cummings 178 68
No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Jamal Blackman 196 82
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
16 CD Cameron Carter-Vickers 185 86
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
15 CM Paul Coutts 175 75
7 CM John Lundstram 181 74
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
11 CF Clayton Donaldson 185 73