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Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Preview & Tips - Blades on High in Championship Play-Offs

By Ralph Staniforth
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Sheffield United have seen BTTS in their last 2 matches against Nottingham Forest (Getty Images)
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Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Preview


Sheffield United will be on a high after thrashing Fulham at home in their final Championship match. Nottingham Forest dropped points in their last two, they look short on confidence and a home win is predicted. 
  • Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Preview
  • Head-to-Head
  • Sheffield United Form
  • Sheffield United Team News
  • Nottingham Forest Form
  • Nottingham Forest Team News
  • Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Live Stream FAQ

  • Sheffield United have won their last 3 matches (Championship)
  • Sheffield United have seen BTTS in their last 2 matches against Nottingham Forest (Championship)
  • Nottingham Forest have seen BTTS in 2 of their last 3 matches (Championship)

Head-to-Head


Nottingham Forest have a 48-46 advantage against Sheffield United in 128 meetings with 34 draws. 

Sheffield United Form


Sheffield United ended their Championship campaign with a 4-0 home win over Fulham. The victory followed wins at QPR (3-1) and at home against Cardiff (1-0).

United were on top against Fulham with 1.63-0.94 expected goals. Morgan Gibbs-White, Iliman Ndiaye, Sander Berge and Enda Stevens scored to seal the win. 

Impressive late season form helped the Blades reach the play-offs with a five-point cushion. 

Sheffield United Team News


Defenders Charlie Goode, Jack O’Connell and Jayden Bogle are unavailable. 

Forwards Ollie McBurnie, Billy Sharpe, David McGoldrick and Rhian Brewster are out.

Nottingham Forest Form


Nottingham Forest finished their season with a 1-1 draw at Hull. The Reds couldn’t utilise their 2.51 expected goals and Brennan Johnson netted in the 92nd minute before Hull equalised. 

Forest previously suffered a 1-0 loss at Bournemouth that ended their chances of automatic promotion. The late dip in form saw Steve Cooper’s side fall from top two contention to a fourth-place finish. 

Nottingham Forest Team News


Midfielder Jack Colback is doubtful. 

Strikers Lewis Grabban and Keinan Davis and defender Max Lowe are out. 

Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Live Stream FAQ

What time does Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Start?

The match starts at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, May 14

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Verdict

Sheffield United have hit top form at the right time and Forest ended the season poorly. Both sides have goals in them and a home win and BTTS is predicted.

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