Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 27th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds)
Round 15 concludes with a late game on Saturday. It should be interesting as Leeds United will host Nottingham Forest in an attempt to keep the top spot of the league.
Leeds are top of the table again. This time just on goal difference as Middlesbrough and Sheffield Untied have equal points. United hopes that the negative run is behind them and will want to gain a good result against a strong Nottingham side. Marcelo Bielsa’s boys looked a bit confused in in recent weeks but returned to winning was on Wednesday.
They had a comfortable 2-0 victory over rock bottom Ipswich Town. Leeds managed to get the points without putting too much effort and wasting too much of their physical reserve. Roofe and Cooper scored one in each half giving Leeds the comfortable victory they needed.
Nottingham are on the verge if the playoffs. That’s a huge improvement since last season for Aitor Karanka’s side. The team looks stable at the back and with enough firepower up front. Thy need a bit more consistency and can challenge the top teams in the league. This game is a perfect example where Forest needs to get a positive result like they did against Middlesbrough and send their rivals a massage.
Wednesday was a good day for Nottingham Forest fans. The team took all the points from their visit to Bolton. The team looked comfortable, the team looked stable and scored 3 goals keeping a clean sheet. What more can a coach ask from his players? They just did what needed to be done.
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head
- Leeds have score 8 consecutive games
- Leeds haven’t been playing well at home of late with just 2 victories in 6 games
- Nottingham is unbeaten in 4 away games
- Nottingham scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away games
- Last season Leeds won at the City ground while at Elland Road the game finished in a goalless draw
- Last 5 games between the teams at Elland Road saw less than 2.5 goals and at least 1 side failed to find the net
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions
This looks like an evenly matched encounter. Leeds are favourites on paper but the team is not playing well of late and struggles at home. Nottingham are playing well on the road in recent weeks and will be looking to surprise their hosts. The game could go either way but a draw looks possible with both teams finding the net – 1-1 or 2-2.
Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Draw at 3.80 (14/5)
BTTS: Yes at 1.80 (4/5).