Leeds vs Nottingham Forest
English League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 25th January 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds.
Leeds United were finally defeated as an inspired second half performance from Barnsley helped then to overturn a goal deficit and to earn a 3-2 win. Garry Monk and his men were enjoying a wonderful 7 match unbeaten run prior to the loss with an impressive 6 wins. United dropped one place to fourth in the league standings. Coming back to Elland Road, they have won in 5 consecutive matches with clean sheets. Aston Villa Reading and Derby County are some of the strong sides that fallen to defeat at Leeds during the period.
Nottingham Forest on the other hand put an end to their unbeaten run with a 1-0 win against Bristol City last weekend. They had lost in 6 of their previous 8 matches which resulted them to move close to the relegation zone. Right now, 5 points separate them from the drop zone and they must need a few more wins to relieve the pressure.
Leeds vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head stats
Nottingham won 3-1 when the teams met for the first leg clash of the season at the City Ground on September 2016. This extended their unbeaten run over Leeds to 8 championship games, which includes 4 wins and 4 draws.
Leeds’ last win against Nottingham was at the Elland Road on 2012. They lost in 2 and drew 1 from the next 3 home matches.
Leeds vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
It is pretty clear that Leeds are quite a strong unit at home and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways after the narrow defeat at Barnsley last weekend. Nottingham have a good h2h record against Leeds, but their away record this season is pretty poor. There are 8 defeats in their last 11 away games. Leeds on the other hand have won their last 5 home games with clean sheets and mostly against strong oppositions. This could be the best chance for Leeds to win against Forest since 2012.
Leeds vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Leeds to win at 4/5 (1.80).