Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham)
Sheffield United travels to Nottingham hoping to keep its first place from the rivals.
Nottingham Forest are on the edge of the playoffs. The team looks better than last season and may be ready to mount a playoff challenge. Forest is playing nice and organized football with little to no defensive blunders. The team sits just 2 points behind 6th placed Derby County currently and with a bit of luck may get into the playoffs this round.
Nottingham played in a midweek fixture against Burton Albion resulting in their elimination from the EFL Cup. Following a goalless first half fans saw 5 goals in the second with Albion winning it 3-2. Before that in their league game the team managed to get a point at a difficult visit to Elland Road. Forest took the lead early while Leeds United managed to equalize late for the full time result of 1-1.
Sheffield United had a brief drop of form and points but managed to recover. The team dropped the first place for a round but then returned on the top. Billy Sharp looks to be returning to his best as the experienced striker netter a hat-trick recently. Leon Clarke and McGoldrick also look to have recovered from the drop of form and now the team may chase the dream promotion once more.
Last round The Blades scored 4 against Wigan Athletic at home. Billy Sharp was the star with his hat-trick for a nice 4-2 victory. Wigan looked to be in the game in the first half but the second was quickly decided by 2 goals around the hour mark.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
- Nottingham is winless in 2 home games
- Nottingham has conceded 2 goals in each of the last 3 home games
- Sheffield has just 1 defeat in 8 games
- Nottingham is unbeaten in 3 home games against United
- Last season Nottingham won its home game while Sheffield drew level at Bramall Lane
- 4 of the last 5 direct clashes saw both teams scoring
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United: Predictions
Sheffield despite the difficult first few rounds looks to be stable and strong contestant for top places. The team plays well and scores a lot. Nottingham may be better than last season but the team will have hard times competing with the top sides. Their defensive line is decent but they lack some firepower. The Blades should be considered slight favorites here in a game which may not offer many goals.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Sheffield + 0.25 AH at 1.55
Under 2.5 goals at 1.85