Nottingham Forest prepare for a tough home match against table leaders Sheffield United at the City Ground this weekend. Forest are on the verge of moving into the play-off places but their recent form has not been great. Meanwhile, Sheffield United have been able to enjoy the top spot in the Championship with a two-point advantage over Leeds, Middlesbrough, and Norwich. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aitor Karanka saw his Forest team slump to a 3-2 loss against Burton Albion in the recent League Cup meeting. The win over Bolton is the only success for Forest in the last four matches, as they could only muster a 1-1 draw with Leeds United last weekend.
Sheffield United were able to come away with a comprehensive 4-2 victory over Wigan at Bramall Lane. However, this was only the first win for the Blades in the last three league games.
The recent game between the two clubs produced a goalless draw at Bramall Lane. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Sheffield United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Forest are given a price of 3.10 to win this match. Yet, we would not pick this choice. The Blades will be keen to sustain the top spot in the table, but they have struggled in past visits to the City Ground. However, Forest have been very poor in recent weeks and the team also comes on the back of a midweek game in the League Cup. United may be playing on the road, but the week’s preparation for this match coupled with recent form make us go with a win for the Blades.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United draw odds: 3.25
Nottingham Forest win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest are almost inseparable in terms of goalscoring form over the last few weeks. Forest, though, have a slight edge when it comes to away games, as they have struggled to break down opposition at home. Both teams have a decent scoring threat and our correct score prediction would go with a Sheffield United 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though both clubs have their top forwards in decent form, they are likely to depend on mistakes in order to break the deadlock. This may come in abundance from both clubs – especially from Nottingham Forest – given their recent run. Our total goals prediction would go with a game that has more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been Sheffield United’s best player by a huge margin with the veteran striker scoring 10 league goals after his hat-trick against Wigan. Sharp has been able to score in Sheffield United’s last two away matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Billy Sharp.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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