Sheff Utd v Nottm Forest Championship betting preview and tips

13:30 Fri 19 Apr
Football
England
Championship
Tip: Sheffield United win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: +160

Sheffield United were in the box seat to land automatic promotion from the Championship two games ago, although consecutive draws against Birmingham and Millwall means that Chris Wilder’s side are now three points behind Leeds United.

The Blades have enjoyed a fantastic season but they can ill-afford any further slip-ups if the Yorkshire side are going to avoid the play-offs and the lottery that will then ensue.

We’re confident that they will return to winning ways on Good Friday, with Sheffield United having won thirteen of their twenty-one matches at Bramall Lane and they’re up against a Nottingham Forest side who have really gone off the rails recently.

The Tricky Trees were hoping for a promotion charge of their own a few weeks ago, although three consecutive defeats against Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers means that their season has fizzled out.

Away form has been dodgy for most of the season, with Forest having landed just three wins on the road this term and it’s likely that motivation levels will now be dropping with just four games remaining.

Rather than opt to back the Blades are rather prohibitive odds, we’re instead casting an eye towards Sheffield United winning to nil. Defensively, we’re looking at a team who have only conceded seventeen goals in twenty-one home games.

Wilder will be focused on his team keeping a clean sheet and they’ll be confident of nullifying a team who were soundly beaten at Hillsborough two weeks ago without managing to find the net.

Billy Sharp will be looking to get back on the goal trail for United after managing to score just once since mid-February, with the forward having bagged twenty-four goals this season.

BETTING TIP
Sheffield United win to nil @ 2.60 with bet365

Team News

Sheff Utd: 3-5-2 (Predicted Line-ups)
Nottm Forest: 4-2-3-1 (Predicted Line-ups)
  • 01
    Dean Henderson
  • 05
    Jack O'Connell
  • 28
    Martin Cranie
  • 19
    Richard Stearman
  • 03
    Enda Stevens
  • 04
    John Fleck
  • 16
    Oliver Norwood
  • 21
    Mark Duffy
  • 18
    Kieron Freeman
  • 17
    David McGoldrick
  • 14
    Gary Madine
  • 01
    Costel Pantilimon
  • 25
    Sam Byram
  • 13
    Molla Wague
  • 18
    Jack Robinson
  • 06
    Jack Colback
  • 22
    Ryan Yates
  • 28
    Pele
  • 14
    Matty Cash
  • 23
    Joe Lolley
  • 43
    Arvin Appiah
  • 07
    Lewis Grabban

bet365 Match Odds

Full Time Result
Sheff Utd : -182 Draw : +320 Nottm Forest : +600
-182 +320 +600
Total Goals
Under 2.5 Goals : -111 Over 2.5 Goals : -111
-111 -111
Both teams to score
Yes : -100 No : -139
-100 -139
Asian-Hcp
Sheff Utd -1.00 : -109 Nottm Forest 1 : -102
-109 -102

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Championship

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 42 25 11 6 85:51 86
2 Sheffield Unite 42 23 10 9 69:39 79
3 Leeds 42 23 9 10 65:40 78
4 West Bromwich A 42 21 10 11 80:55 73
5 Aston Villa 42 18 15 9 77:58 69
6 Bristol City 41 18 11 12 55:46 65
7 Middlesbrough 42 17 13 12 44:36 64
8 Derby 41 17 12 12 59:50 63
9 Hull 42 17 9 16 61:59 60
10 Sheffield Wedne 42 15 15 12 52:54 60
11 Nottingham Fore 42 14 15 13 56:52 57
12 Preston 42 15 12 15 60:59 57
13 Swansea 41 16 8 17 55:54 56
14 Birmingham 42 13 16 13 58:54 55
15 Brentford 42 14 12 16 66:58 54
16 Blackburn 42 14 11 17 57:64 53
17 Stoke 42 11 19 12 41:47 52
18 Queens Park Ran 42 13 9 20 50:65 48
19 Reading 42 10 14 18 47:63 44
20 Millwall 41 10 13 18 44:56 43
21 Wigan 42 10 12 20 45:62 42
22 Rotherham 42 8 16 18 46:72 40
23 Bolton 42 8 8 26 29:72 32
24 Ipswich 42 4 16 22 32:67 28