Saturday, July 2, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest – 04/03/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Two sides who have their sights set on securing a play-off finish this season, Sheffield United will welcome Nottingham Forest to Bramall Lane on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, last seen getting hit with what would have been a frustrating 1-0 defeat away at Millwall, Sheffield United will be seeking an immediate response here. Despite seeing their eye-catching nine-match unbeaten run come to an end last weekend, the Blades should still find the mood in their camp at a high. Finding what has been a stunning new lease of life since bringing back Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom, they are desperate to book an immediate Premier League return this season. With their recent turnaround highlighted by that last-gasp 1-0 win against promotion rivals Blackburn on February 23rd, Sheffield United have also continued to shine with their displays on home soil. It should be noted, Heckingbottom’s men are unbeaten in their last seven matchups at Bramall Lane, a run where they have remarkably not conceded a single goal.

As for the visitors, managing to make a welcomed return to winning ways with a 2-0 win at home against Bristol City last weekend, Nottingham Forest are another Championship outfit who have gained a host of praise. Enjoying a remarkable FA Cup run that saw them come past both Premier League outfits Arsenal and Leicester, Steve Cooper’s men have lost just a single outing since opening 2022. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat just three points from pushing their way into the play-off places, it should also be noted that the former Swansea boss has seen his side keep a clean sheet in three of their last four matchups. With each of the last four meetings between Friday’s opponents finishing with under 2.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome at Bramall Lane here.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest 7/10 for Friday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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