Sheffield United once again go hunting for the second spot in the Championship when they take on Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane on Friday. The Blades have once again dropped to the third spot in the table after being overtaken by Leeds United. Sheffield United have been able to spend only two match days in the top two places since March. Nottingham Forest’s slim play-off hopes are coming to an end with the team now eight points behind the top six. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield United were held to a 1-1 draw by Millwall at the Bramall Lane. This was the second successive 1-1 draw for the Blades, who watched Leeds United open up a three-point advantage as a result.
Nottingham Forest lost for a successive match as Blackburn Rovers stunned the Forest fans at the City Ground with a 2-1 victory. Up until now, Forest were at least able to maintain a strong home form.
The recent game between Forest and Sheffield United produced a 1-0 victory for the former at the City Ground back in November. The two teams played out a goalless draw when they last met each other at Bramall Lane. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Sheffield United win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 1.55[/bet_tip_now]
The Blades will be disappointed to have let slip a major opportunity to qualify for the Premier League automatically, but the opportunity is still not beyond them with Leeds United not entirely convincing when it comes to getting results in the second-half of the campaign. Nottingham Forest are very poor when it comes to away matches with three losses in four. Forest have also only managed three wins in all of the 21 away games, and our preview would pick a success for Sheffield United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.55[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest draw odds: 4.00
Nottingham Forest win odds: 6.00
Correct Score odds
After a string of six clean sheets at home, Sheffield United have now conceded four goals in the last two home games. Nottingham Forest were reasonably good going forward against Blackburn, but the team has historically struggled when it comes to travelling to the Bramall Lane. Forest have scored only once in recent four league visits to this ground. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Sheffield United 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Blades are not offensively brilliant of late and they have been able to get just eight goals in the last six matches. Billy Sharp has not been in form of late and this has had an impact. However, Forest are quite disappointing in terms of keeping out opponents in away matches. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Gary Madine came up with his first goal since coming back from suspension, as he scored the opener against Millwall during the weekend. Madine came in for Billy Sharp, who has been highly ineffective of late. Madine may start the match and it was not too long ago that the 28-year-old came up with a brace against Reading at Bramall Lane. None of the current Sheffield United attackers have an exceptional record against Forest. Our first goalscorer prediction would go with Gary Madine.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gary Madine at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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