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Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Championship playoff between Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Nottingham Forest will visit Bramall Lane on Saturday for a first-leg semi-final playoff fixture in the Championship against Sheffield Utd. The way we look at it, both teams will throw everything at each other to gain a critical edge. Whoever wins the tie itself will face either Luton or Huddersfield in the playoff final.

Position in the Championship table: Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest

 The two clubs finished the regular season five points apart in the Championship standings after 46 matches. Nottingham finished in fourth place with 80 points to their tally, while Sheffield Utd came home one spot behind their latest opponents in fifth.

Current form and previous Championship encounters between Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest

Sheffield Utd look to build on current momentum

Sheffield United have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off 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.

Nottingham Forest eye a return to winning ways

It has been a bit of everything for Nottingham Forest in their previous 3 matches, where 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.

Fixture history: Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest

The most recent outing in the Championship between Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest took place in November 2021. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. Depending on your betting strategy, another draw will no doubt spice up your next accumulator.

Highlights from the last game between Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest:

Betting stats and facts for Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on stats from the last couple of games that Sheffield Utd and Nottingham Forest played across all tournaments.

  • Sheffield United have won the last 3 matches in a row
  • Sheffield United have won 5 of the last 7 home matches
  • Nottingham F. have conceded in the last 3 matches in a row
  • Nottingham F. have scored in 5 of the last 7 away matches
  • In the last 15 Sheffield United matches versus Nottingham F. the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Sheffield United have not lost 10 of the last 11 home matches versus Nottingham F.
  • In 6 of the last 7 Sheffield United home matches versus Nottingham F. the sum of goals was under 2.5

Players to zoom in on in Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest

It is difficult to look past Iliman Ndiaye, when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run as he hit the target 4 times in his last 6 games for Sheffield Utd. Sam Surridge has managed to score 5 times in the last half dozen matches for Nottingham Forest. It is probably safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.

Match predictions: Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest

In conclusion, we present betting tips for this Championship match, which are based on the above statements. Besides the main prediction for this game, we have also come up with some lower and higher risk alternatives.