Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United
England – Championship Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: City Ground.
After an exciting first leg the two teams will lock horns once again to determine who gets the opportunity to play in the final of the playoffs. Nottingham had almost run away with a definitive win, only for their defense to let in an injury-time goal.
All through the regular season campaign, both teams had scored goals in plenty. And via their qualification to the playoffs, they have built enough momentum and confidence to give their absolute best on the pitch on any given day.
It needs to be noted that Forest had scored the most number of goals in the Championship this season, barring the two toppers Fulham and Bournemouth.
They missed out on a direct promotion ticket by just eight points, and they will be determined to not let this minor gap deny them an opportunity to get into the English top flight.
Meanwhile Sheffield will be in high spirits after they turned around the two-legged tie with an injury-time goal that almost killed all the confidence of their opponents.
They will be a bit disappointed that they could not make much of their home leg but they are going to consider this upcoming encounter as just one match and they will give their absolute best in order to take the win.
As the two lock horns, expect goals to come from either end of the pitch.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three games in a row had goals from both teams.
- The latest meeting had finished in a 1-2 win for Nottingham on the road.
- It’s been 14 years since the hosts have failed to score at this stadium.
- The last time these two locked horns at this ground, spoils were shared with a 1-1 draw.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Prediction & Analysis
The first leg ended in a 2-1 win for Nottingham and they had dominated almost through all of the fixture. However, their 2-goal lead was cut down to one when hosts Sheffield found the back of the net in the dying minutes of the game.
Both teams have the determination as well as the confidence to go all out for the victory this Tuesday, and judging their offensive firepower so far this season in the Championship, chances are high for either of them to find the back of the net at least once.
Moreover, goals have come in huge numbers whenever these two have locked horns in the past as well. For the reasons expect a high scoring affair this Tuesday.
Key Stats for Betting
- Nottingham are on a 4-fixture winning streak at home.
- Meanwhile Sheffield were on a 3-game winning streak before the playoffs began.
Tips for Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).