Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
A pair of consecutive draws significantly halted Sheffield United’s push for the automatic promotion to the elite class of English football. The Blades were so unlucky to concede a stoppage-time leveller on Saturday when they only drew 1-1 to Millwall at home in spite of dominating the pitch throughput 90 minutes of play.
Chris Wilder’s men are now three points shy of Leeds United in second place and just can’t afford a mistake on Good Friday when Nottingham Forest come to visit Bramall Lane. Sheffield United had quite a challenging schedule in the last couple of weeks which resulted in just one victory in past four league outings. They have easier fixtures upcoming in final four games of the season, but the destiny is now not entirely in their own hands with the mentioned deficit to the Peacocks.
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head
The Blades found goals hard to come by in recent head to head clashes with Nottingham Forest.
Sheffield United bagged just one goal in past three meetings with the Reds.
It was enough only for a record of two defeats and a draw in past three encounters against Nottingham Forest for the Blades.
Sheffield United, however, won two and drew one of three home ties against the Reds.
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction
Hosts come into this as clear favourites if we take a look at both motivation and form. Nottingham Forest were expected to challenge promotion before the start of the season, but they are nowhere near play-offs with eight points between them and sixth-placed Bristol City and just four games left to play.
Martin O’Neill’s men lost each of last three league outings due to the obvious lack of motivation. They did not play defense at all conceding at least two goals in each of these losses. Given failures came against the likes of Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers, we just can’t imagine the scenario which would see Nottingham causing any troubles to highly-motivated Sheffield United here.
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Sheffield United to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Sheffield United Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).