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17/03/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Bramall Lane V Predicted Score:2 - 0

Away Nottingham Forest

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

An away win. The away team hasn’t won a game the last seven times these two have played each other. United won the last one 1-0, and a repeat of that scoreline in favour of Forest as part of your Championship predictions is 12/1.

2 We fancy:

Sheffield United to win to nil at 2/1. Forest have failed to score in their last two games, and six of their last nine – despite putting five past QPR at Loftus Road towards the end of February. United beat Burton 2-0 on Tuesday, and that’s priced at 8/1.

3 It's a long shot, but…

United are 16/1 to beat Forest 3-1, just as they did the last time the teams met at Bramall Lane in 2014. The odds increase to 45/1 with Clarke as the first scorer, and that’d be one of the best football betting tips anywhere in the Championship this weekend if it pays out.

Team News

Sheffield United's Last Six:

Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1

Paul Coutts is the only Blades player set to miss this game, with the midfielder out for the season after breaking his leg in November.

Nottingham Forest's Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 4 Lost: 0

Visiting boss Aitor Karanka has no new injury worries ahead of this game, which could have a bearing on this Championship preview.

Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sheffield United host Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane, with the Blades pushing hard for a play-off spot

While Nottingham Forest have little to play for apart from pride this season, Sheffield United are gunning for the play-offs and a return to the Premier League. That could be crucial when picking out your football predictions for this game.

Sheffield United are 17/20 for the win, and that’s a strong football prediction as it would keep them firmly in the hunt for the top six. Winning their rearranged game against Burton on Tuesday pulled the Blades to within two points of Middlesbrough, while Derby are just a point further ahead in fifth. With County playing Cardiff this weekend, there’s a great opportunity for Chris Wilder’s side to put themselves right in the mix.

Nottingham Forest are 4/1 for the win, although they won’t form part of many people’s football predictions this weekend. The Reds did do Saturday’s hosts a favour by taking a point from Derby last time out, but that was in front of their own supporters at the City Ground.

The draw is 45/17 and could be worth a shout. Five of the last 10 games between these two clubs have ended in a draw, with three of them finishing 1-1. A repeat of that scoreline’s priced at 6/1, while the other two games finished goalless. Forest have drawn their last two games 0-0, and another one of those is 9/2 in the football betting tips for the weekend.

Blades forwards Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke are both priced at 9/2 to open the scoring, and either of them breaking the deadlock looks to be one of the safer football predictions for this game. They’ve plundered 27 Championship goals between them this term, while Daryl Murphy is the visitors’ top scorer and 8/1 to score first.

Predicted Score: Sheffield United 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest

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