Betting preview: Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest should be interesting

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bramall Lane (32702 seats)

Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest are both riding high in the Championship with their 5th and 4th places respectively. Let's hope for a great fixture!

Insights:
  • Sheffield United have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (12) in Championship

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Sheffield United form and stats

13-5-5 (win-draw-lost) are the Championship numbers at home for Sheffield United, who have the fewest conceded goals (15) at home in Championship, so far this season. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Bramall Lane.

A nice win for Sheffield United last time playing, versus Fulham. That was also a home game and the match ended 4-0 with Berge, Ndiaye, Gibbs-White and Stevens scoring for the victors. As indicated by the result mentioned above, Sheffield United played a great game against Fulham and beat them comfortably. Expectations are high for this one. The host team have an in-form goalscorer in Ndiaye, having bagged a goal in three consecutive matches. The forward Berge was declared "man of the match" for Sheffield with a rating of 8.41/10. Berge scored one goal, served one assist, hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 26 successful passes (of 32 total).

In the game before, an away victory match versus Queens Park Rangers with a 3-1 scoreline.

The manager Heckingbottom will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Nottingham Forest in only three days.

A decent goal production from Sheffield United in their home games so far, with 38 goals from 23 league matches. From these home matches, Sheffield United have conceded only 15 goals.

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Nottingham Forest form and stats

10-7-6 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Nottingham Forest in their Championship matches away.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to Hull City in their previous outing. The match ended in a draw 1-1. As mentioned above, Nottingham Forest drew the match against Hull City. Manager Cooper brought on Johnson to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked. Attacker Zinckernagel got a player rating of 7.34 in the game. "Man of the match" Zinckernagel hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times and had 27 successful passes (of 29 total).

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against AFC Bournemouth wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found twelve similar matches played by Nottingham Forest in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Nottingham, five draws and four defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Nottingham Forest are hosting Sheffield United in the Championship only three days away.

Nottingham Forest are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 30 away goals from 23 games (in the league). It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. It's not easy to score on Nottingham Forest as they have only conceded 18 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

The records show that this isn''t the first time these teams get together this season, as the statistics show this recent fixture: Sheffield - Nottingham Forest 1-1. Sheffield United-Nottingham Forest H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Sheffield United three wins, Nottingham Forest three wins, four draws. three of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Nottingham ForestB. Johnson
B. Johnson
16 goals
Sheffield UnitedB. Sharp
B. Sharp
14 goals
Nottingham ForestL. Grabban
L. Grabban
12 goals

Sheffield United missing players

Nottingham Forest missing players

Sheffield United Nottingham Forest
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
46 23 6 Played P 6 23 46
21 13 4 Won W 3 10 23
12 5 1 Drew D 0 7 11
13 5 1 Lost L 3 6 12
63 38 12 Scored S 5 30 73
45 15 3 Conceded C 4 18 40
85% 87% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 93%
63% 61% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 65% 78%
41% 39% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 30% 46%
28% 22% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 13% 20%
11% 9% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 7%
41% 35% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 48% 48%
43% 57% 67% Clean Sheets C S 50% 35% 37%
30% 22% 17% Failed to Score F T 50% 26% 22%
 
5.8 6.1 5.8 Corners for (avg) C F 4.3 5 5.5
3.9 4 4 Corners against (avg) C A 5.8 5.4 4.3
1.9 1.9 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 1.8 1.9
2 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
12.9 14.1 14.3 Shots (avg) S ( 9.3 11.2 12.3
4.2 4.4 5.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 4 4.2
33% 37% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 33% 38%
 
9.2 8.7 8 Shots against (avg) S A 11.3 12 10.5
3.3 3 2.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 4.2 3.5
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Sheffield United have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Sheffield United have the fewest conceded goals (15) at home in Championship
  • Sheffield United have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (12) in Championship

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Fulham 46 27 9 10 106 43 23 14 4 5 56 20 23 13 5 5 50 23 63 90
2 AFC Bournemouth 46 25 13 8 74 39 23 13 7 3 41 21 23 12 6 5 33 18 35 88
3 Huddersfield Town 46 23 13 10 64 47 23 13 6 4 35 23 23 10 7 6 29 24 17 82
4 Nottingham Forest 46 23 11 12 73 40 23 13 4 6 43 22 23 10 7 6 30 18 33 80
5 Sheffield United 46 21 12 13 63 45 23 13 5 5 38 15 23 8 7 8 25 30 18 75
6 Luton Town 46 21 12 13 63 55 23 12 7 4 37 22 23 9 5 9 26 33 8 75
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 10 16 59 50 23 14 2 7 34 21 23 6 8 9 25 29 9 70
8 Blackburn Rovers 46 19 12 15 59 50 23 12 5 6 36 26 23 7 7 9 23 24 9 69
9 Millwall 46 18 15 13 53 45 23 13 6 4 32 16 23 5 9 9 21 29 8 69
10 West Bromwich Albion 46 18 13 15 52 45 23 12 8 3 33 16 23 6 5 12 19 29 7 67
11 Queens Park Rangers 46 19 9 18 60 59 23 10 6 7 30 25 23 9 3 11 30 34 1 66
12 Coventry City 46 17 13 16 60 59 23 10 5 8 32 26 23 7 8 8 28 33 1 64
13 Preston North End 46 16 16 14 52 56 23 9 10 4 33 28 23 7 6 10 19 28 -4 64
14 Stoke City 46 17 11 18 57 52 23 10 5 8 30 23 23 7 6 10 27 29 5 62
15 Swansea City 46 16 13 17 58 68 23 9 8 6 30 27 23 7 5 11 28 41 -10 61
16 Blackpool 46 16 12 18 54 58 23 11 3 9 29 26 23 5 9 9 25 32 -4 60
17 Bristol City 46 15 10 21 62 77 23 8 8 7 33 29 23 7 2 14 29 48 -15 55
18 Cardiff City 46 15 8 23 50 68 23 7 4 12 22 29 23 8 4 11 28 39 -18 53
19 Hull City 46 14 9 23 41 54 23 7 4 12 22 28 23 7 5 11 19 26 -13 51
20 Birmingham City 46 11 14 21 50 75 23 7 6 10 27 33 23 4 8 11 23 42 -25 47
21 Reading 46 13 8 25 54 87 23 7 5 11 33 44 23 6 3 14 21 43 -33 41
22 Peterborough United 46 9 10 27 43 87 23 6 7 10 27 33 23 3 3 17 16 54 -44 37
23 Derby County 46 14 13 19 45 53 23 11 7 5 30 22 23 3 6 14 15 31 -8 34
24 Barnsley 46 6 12 28 33 73 23 5 7 11 18 29 23 1 5 17 15 44 -40 30

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.