The spotlight is on Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest, as the pair go looking to boost their chances of promotion. They face each other on Saturday at Bramall Lane in the first leg of the Championship playoff semifinal. Neither Sheffield Utd nor Nottingham Forest managed a breakthrough, when they last faced each other in the Championship. They ended up settling for a point in a 1-1 draw, and the best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.20.
Sheffield Utd are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They claimed a steady 13 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.3 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents five goals, or an average of 0.5 goals a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to six clean sheets in this run.
Nottingham Forest enter their next Championship match, averaging a highly satisfactory two goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a presentable total of 20 goals, while also conceding five times. That is a total average of 0.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring five times.
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Sheffield Utd Form
Sheffield Utd are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 1-0 win against Cardiff. They went on to beat Queens P.R. by 1-3, before also getting the better of Fulham in a 4-0 victory. Sheffield Utd managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Championship, where they also drew one and lost one. They scored nine goals and conceded two times.
Nottingham Forest Form
In has been a bit of everything for Nottingham Forest in their previous three matches, as they first beat Swansea by 5-1. This was followed by a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth, before an encounter with Hull produced a 1-1 draw. Nottingham Forest won three of a possible six away matches in the Championship, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored seven while also conceding four times.
For whatever reason, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Utd usually find goals tough to come by, when facing each other, and history makes under 2.5 goals our call here.
Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest Stats
Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest Team News
The injured and absent list looks to be stretched wide for Sheffield Utd, as they prepare to meet Nottingham Forest, since seven could be missing.
Billy Sharp, Oliver McBurnie, Charlie Goode, Jayden Bogle, David McGoldrick, Rhian Brewster and Jack O'Connell nurses various injuries and won't take part for Sheffield Utd against Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane.
Nottingham Forest are juggling with five absent players on on Saturday when travelling to Sheffield Utd. Brice Samba is suspended from the Nottingham Forest squad with too many penalty points to his name.
Steve Cook, Lewis Grabban, Keinan Davis and Max Lowe all face a spell on the sidelines for Nottingham Forest due to various injuries.
Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest H2H
The most recent outing in the Championship between Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest took place at Bramall Lane. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 3.20. Trying to pick a winner from their h2h is a tough task as neither side have been able to fully dominate their coming opponent. Nottingham Forest won three of the previous ten matches, whereas Sheffield Utd claimed three points two times in these ten matches in the Championship. The bookies have Nottingham Forest to win this match at best price odds of 3.10.
Over 2.5 goals happened only two times in the last ten matches Sheffield Utd took on Nottingham Forest. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.57 with the bookies.
Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Iliman Ndiaye, who is performing well for Sheffield Utd. He found the back of the net four times in his most recent Championship outings. He'll be out to add more goals against Nottingham Forest.
The visitors will be looking to Sam Surridge to find the net once again, after managing five Championship goals for Nottingham Forest in recent matches.
Of their 10 most recent games at Bramall Lane across all tournaments, Sheffield Utd won seven times, drew two and suffered one defeats. Nottingham Forest claimed four wins in their last 10 away games, as well as three draws and three defeats. Of the last 10 games at the Bramall Lane, Sheffield Utd were able to win six without conceding a goal. A number worth keeping in mind for an accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Under 2.5 goals came out eight times in the previous ten encounters between Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest as both teams not to score was a winning bet five times. Sheffield Utd managed an average of 0.8 goals, with Nottingham Forest averaging 0.8 goals in these. Sheffield Utd saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across the tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored two times in those matches.