Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The City Ground (Nottingham).
Nottingham Forest dropped down to 10th place in the Championship ladder after a streak of five straight games without a win. The most recent of failures came on Saturday when the Reds fell 1-0 away at relegation strugglers Millwall. Aitor Karanka’s men have huge troubles with the build-up play moving forward as they failed to find the back of the net in four of past five league affairs. They took just two points in past five matches and are now as many as six short of play-offs spots.
To make things worse for Karanka, his men will open the New Year with a home clash against table-toppers Leeds United on Tuesday. The visitors won’t come into the game in the highest of spirits after a 0-2 home loss to Hull City at the weekend. However, they are still massive favourites after winning seven on the spin before the mentioned defeat to the Tigers at Elland Road.
Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United: Head-to-head
Teams shared spoils in back-to-back low-scoring draws in last two head to head outings.
Leeds have previously won two in a row meaning they are undefeated in last four ties against the Reds.
None of these four H2H matches saw three or more goals scored.
Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United: Prediction
We have reasons to expect another low-scoring affair when these two likes come across each other. Nottingham will certainly struggle to create up front as they are up against the team with the second-best defensive record in the entire league.
The clash with out-of-form Forest will be a perfect opportunity for the Peacocks to return to winning ways and at least maintain a three-point cushion at the top of the standings. The away win is priced up at 2.40. You can also try with either the Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.90 or Leeds to keep a clean sheet at 3.25.
Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United: Bet Tips
Leeds United to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Leeds United to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25 (9/4).