Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Preview:

  • Date: 4th May, Saturday
  • Kick-off Time: 2:00 PM (GMT)
  • Stadium: Bramall Lane

In an important match in the lower half of the Premier League, Sheffield United will host Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane on Matchday 36 in the English Premier League. Sheffield are all but definitely relegation-bound as the Blades sit last in the Premier League table with a tally of only 16 points. With three games to go till the season ends, even victory in all three ties cannot save Sheffield. However, the Blades will certainly enter the tie at Bramall Lane with a lot of eagerness as a win for them could definitely prove to be detrimental to Nottingham Forest’s security in the Premier League.

Visiting Bramall Lane is Nottingham. The Reds have had a topsy-turvy season and are now in desperate need of points if they are to avoid relegation. They currently sit in 16th place, a point above 17th-ranked Luton Town. If Luton manages to string together a couple of victories, Nottingham’s continuation in the league next year could certainly be in doubt if they lose. A tie against relegation-bound Sheffield offers the Reds an opportunity to turn their poor recent run of form and win. 

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Team News:

Sheffield United:

The Blades have been poor all season and have put their flaws on display recently as they lost four on the trot. Their latest outing in the Premier League resulted in embarrassment as well as the club received a thrashing from Newcastle United who beat them 5-1 last weekend. However, while Sheffield have certainly been poor it would be unfair to ignore their extremely long injury list. 

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest
Andre Brooks ahead of Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest (Getty Images)

In the Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest battle, Sheffield will miss the services of several critical players like Chris Basham, George Baldock, James McAtee and Tom Davies. While Basham has been ruled out with a long-term injury as he broke his foot earlier in the season, Baldock sustained a worry thigh injury back in March. James McAtee will unfortunately miss the Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest tie with a strain. 

The Blades will also be deprived of the services of Oliver McBurnie and Rhian Brewster. Both the talented players sustained serious injuries and are unlikely to return this season. Fullback Max Lowe will also return next season as his ankle injury will take a long time to heal. 

Another major blow for Sheffield will be the absence of Rhys Norrington Davies. The talented fullback has been on the sidelines since February and will continue to do so at least for the Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest tie. 

Nottm Forest: 

While Nottingham Forest will also miss key players against Sheffield, their injury list is considerably shorter. In attack, Taiwo Awoniyi’s injury is likely to keep the striker on the sidelines for a few more days as he recovers from his muscle injury. 

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Gio Reyna ahead of Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, in defense Nottingham is unlikely to recover Willy Boly in time for the Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest tie. The lanky defender has been suffering from several injury setbacks recently and is unlikely to make it in time for the tie. While Neco Williams did seem to have picked up an injury last week, he might feature in the weekend fixture. 

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Predicted Lineups:

Sheffield United Expected XI:

Wesley Foderingham (GK), Mason Holgate, Anel, Auston Trusty, Jayden Bogle, Gustavo Hamer, Oliver Arblaster, Andre Brooks, Ben Archer, Cameron Archer, Ben Brenton Diaz 

Nottm Forest Expected XI:

Matz Sels (GK), Neco Williams, Moussa Niakhate, Murillo, Ola Aina, Nico Domingez, Danilo, Gio Reyna, Morgan Gibbs-White, Callum Hudson Odoi, Chris Wood

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Head-to-Head:

The two historic clubs first met in 1893. Since then the two clubs have faced each other a whopping 131 times. The battle between the two sides has always been closely fought and the records reflect that. While Sheffield have managed to win 50 ties, Nottingham has won 46 and 35 games between the two clubs have ended in a draw. When the two clubs met earlier this season, Nottingham won the game 2-1.

Last five results:

Nottm Forest 2-1 Sheffield Utd:- Premier League – 18 August, 2023

Nottm Forest 1-2 Sheffield Utd:- League Play-offs – 17 May, 2022

Sheffield Utd 1-2 Nottm Utd:- League Play-offs – 14 May 2022

Sheffield Utd 1-1 Nottm Utd:- League Championship – 4 March 2022

Nottm Forest 1-1 Sheffield Utd:- League Championship – 21 Nov, 2021

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Prediction:

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest will certainly have great ramifications on the Premier League relegation battle if Sheffield manages to upset Nottingham. However, given their long injury list and deflated ambitions of surviving relegation, Nottingham might be able to run away with a victory at Bramall Lane. 

Predicted Score:  Sheffield United 1-2 Nottm Forest

Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest Betting Tips and Odds: 

Bookmakers expect Nottingham to win the Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest tie comfortably and score at least one goal.

  • Draw: 4.30
  • Sheffield United win: 5.00
  • Nottingham Forest win: 1.64

Odds Source:

Bookmaker: Stake

Where to watch Sheffield United vs Nottm Forest: 

  • India: Hotstar, Star Sports Select
  • England: Sky Sports, BT Sport
  • USA: fuboTV, NBC Sports

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