The Championship tie at City Ground, Nottingham this coming Tuesday sees home team Nottingham Forest up against Sheffield Utd. The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Nottingham F. came away as 2-1 winners at Bramall Lane on Saturday. This was the first leg in the semifinal in the Championship playoff. Now the second leg is here with Forest holding all the aces.
This is the third season on the bounce Steve Cooper has guided a team to the playoffs, and he'll be hoping for third time lucky. Having failed twice with Swansea, the time is ripe for Cooper to finally succeed. Forest are unbeaten in five matches at City Ground against The Blades.
Nottingham Forest enter their next Championship match, averaging a decent 1.8 goals per game in their last ten matches, where they pulled off 18 goals, while also conceding five times. That amounts to an average of 0.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring five times.
Sheffield Utd travel to their next Championship match, averaging a lowly 1.4 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of 14 goals, while also conceding seven goals. That amounts to an average of 0.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring five times.
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Nottingham Forest Form
Nottingham Forest have seen it all in their last three matches, which gave them four points. First, they went down 1-0 against Bournemouth, before picking up a 1-1 draw against Hull. Their latest match brought a 2-1 win in their encounter with Sheffield United. Nottingham Forest won all seven of their previous home matches at City Ground, Nottingham.
Sheffield Utd Form
Sheffield Utd won twice in their last three matches as Queens P.R. were defeated by 1-3, before they beat Fulham 4-0. Nottingham F. proved too strong, though, and a 1-2 defeat followed. Sheffield Utd managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Championship. They also played two draws and lost three, while scoring eight time and letting in five.
Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest always seem to tread carefully, when taking on each other, and history makes under 2.5 goals the call on Tuesday.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Utd Stats
- Nottingham F. have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches
- Nottingham F. have won 12 of the last 14 home matches
- Nottingham F. have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Nottingham F. have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Nottingham F. have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Sheffield United have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Sheffield United have won the last 3 matches in a row
- Sheffield United have not won 6 of the last 7 away matches
- Sheffield United have scored in the last 5 matches in a row
- Sheffield United have conceded in 5 of the last 6 away matches
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Utd Team News
Nottingham Forest could be looking at three players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Sheffield Utd. There is no need for Brice Samba to show up in the Nottingham Forest dressing room, as he is suspended.
Lewis Grabban and Max Lowe are all absent from the Nottingham Forest squad that faces Sheffield Utd at City Ground, Nottingham.
More than a handful of players could be forced out of the next match for Sheffield Utd, who are looking at seven players nursing various problems.
Sheffield Utd need to do without Billy Sharp, Oliver McBurnie, Charlie Goode, Jayden Bogle, David McGoldrick, Rhian Brewster and Jack O'Connell, who are not fit enough to travel to City Ground, Nottingham.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Utd H2H
The two sides facing off here last squared up against each other at Bramall Lane back in Mai 2022 in the Championship. Nottingham F. came away with a 1-2 win. Sheffield Utd look back on two wins in their previous Championship matches against their next opponent in the shape of Nottingham Forest. The home side has a 40% win rate in these encounter for a total record of 4-4-2. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
In the last ten matches between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Utd over 2.5 goals only came out a winning bet three times. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.61 with the bookies.
Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Utd Betting Tips
When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Sam Surridge brings great form to the table, as he is now on four goals in six games. Surely, Nottingham Forest will start him against Sheffield Utd, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Iliman Ndiaye, who notched up four goals in his past six games.
Nottingham Forest did great recently at City Ground, Nottingham, winning eight of their last 10 home games across all tournaments. They also drew one while suffering one defeats. Sheffield Utd took three wins from their last 10 away games, while drawing four and losing three times. Of the last 10 games at the City Ground, Nottingham, Nottingham Forest were able to win five without conceding a goal. A number worth keeping in mind for an accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Both teams not to score was a winning bet four times in the last ten encounters between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Utd as under 2.5 goals happened three times. Nottingham Forest scored an average of one goal a game, with Sheffield Utd averaging 0.9 goals in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Nottingham Forest, who scored an average of 1.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of the last ten matches Sheffield Utd played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.4 goals in these matches.