As if the 46 match days in one of the most balanced, intense and unpredictable leagues in the world are not tough enough, the kickers in the championship will have to complete two match days over Easter within four days. For Sheffield United (3rd place, 79 points), the only remaining victories for the remaining four games are the chances of a direct promotion. The first match on Good Friday at home Bramall Lane against Nottingham Forest (11 places, 57 points). For the two-time European Cup winner of the national champions it is nothing more this season. The decisive impulse towards playoff places, the leaders had hoped for the coaching commitment of club legend Martin O’Neill (eight titles as a player 1971-1981) and his assistant Roy Keane (Forest players from 1990 to 1993) , has long been lost.
Football Betting Tips Sheffield United vs Nottingham
Not really pleased about the playoff participation, however, would be the blades from the former steel stronghold Sheffield. Three are currently behind Leeds United – possibly too much. Sheffield United can not afford a mistake either way. On Friday, Chris Wilder’s troupe should be able to score three points. For Sheffield United vs Nottingham speak not only the odds of bookmakers, but also our prediction, which recommends a tip on “Sheffield wins to zero”.
Sheffield United – Statistics & Current Form
After ten unbeaten games in a row (7-3-0) and seven championship matches without conceding in series, the Blades could win only one of the past four league games (1-2-1). Recently there were two draws in a row against Birmingham and Millwall. At home on the legendary Bramall Lane Sheffield also has not been able to score a victory for two games (0-1-1). Unusual for the team of United fan and coach Chris Wilder. Before this negative series Sheffield won eight home matches in series, playing six times to zero. So the Blades had two weeks ago Yorkshire rival Leeds United pass in the table, although Sheffield could win in mid-March at Leeds. The Blades are no longer in their own hands. The playoff ticket is long since assured for Billy Sharp & Co., but Sheffield would like to avoid the playoffs, as the ideally three additional matches at the end of the season often resemble a lottery and nerve war. But to make the Premier League return after 12 years of abstinence on the direct route, Sheffield relies on a slip-up from Leeds.
Despite the recent disappointing results, on Friday afternoon we would give a tip to the Blades at Sheffield United against Nottingham. In this championship season, Sheff United was the longest in the lead (1336 minutes) and the shortest in arrears (338 minutes). Only Pablo Hernandez (103, Leeds) has created more chances before the last matchday than United midfielder Oliver Norwood (89). An attacker who has benefited from these feeds is Billy Sharp. The 33-year-old has scored 87 league goals for the Blades since the start of the 2015/15 season, 58 more than any other United player. Also excellent this season was the defense with only 39 goals. Only Middlesbrough conceded less (36). Accordingly, between Sheffield United and Nottingham our tip is “Sheffield wins to zero”. Center Back John Egan misses the game against Forest Red. Billy Sharp and Chris Basham are missing injured.
Best scorers in the championship:
🏆 23 goals: Billy Sharp
🏆 13 goals: David McGoldrick
🏆 5 goals: Mark Duffy
Expected formation of Sheffield United:
↪ Henderson; Cranie, Stearman, O’Connell; Stevens, Duffy, Fleck, Norwood, Freeman; McGoldrick, Madine
↪ Coach: Chris Wilder
Last matches from Sheffield United:
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Sheffield United Vs. FC Millwall 1: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 10.04.2019 – Birmingham City vs. Sheffield United 1: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Preston North End Vs. Sheffield United 0: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – Sheffield United Vs. Bristol City 2: 3 (Championship)
⚽️ 16.03.2019 – Leeds United Vs. Sheffield United 0: 1 (Championship)
Nottingham – Statistics & Current Form
Skepticism and ecstasy balanced each other in the Forest Fan camp, when on January 15 club icon Martin O’Neill was presented as successor to Spaniard Aitor Karanka. The Northern Irishman witnessed the club’s biggest days under coach legend Brian Clough as a player and should now see to it that Forest has at least reached the playoff spots this season. The time-honored City Ground experienced Premier League football for the last time 20 years ago. Only 18 points out of a possible 45 in 15 league matches since the takeover O’Neill made sure that Forest will have to resume coming season with the Championship again. Most recently collected forest for the first time since April 2018 three league games in a row. Martin O’Neill lost last time out of the top flight in February 1994 as coach of Wycombe Wanderers three league games in series. Away, Nottingham has been competing for 13 away games without a triplet (0-6-7). This Nottingham could win any of the seven away games under the direction of the former Irish national coach (0-3-4).
It seems unlikely that their second away appearance in Sheffield will lead to success. This also confirms the odds of all bookmakers between Sheffield United and Nottingham. Currently O’Neill’s commitment seems more due to the sentimentality of his work as a player in the East Midlands, as the 67-year-old’s football philosophy does not really fit with the existing player material. Maybe Fulham promotion coach Slavisa Jokanovic, who has also been talked about, would have been a better choice for the Trentside club. For the rest of the four games, Forest is all about completing the season well and attacking again in the summer. The support of the fans is still huge. 15,000 season tickets have already been sold for the new season, last season it was at this time 7,000. 4,000 “season tickets” went this time directly on the first sales day over the counter. On Friday at Sheffield United vs Nottingham, our prediction recommends a tip on “Sheffield wins to zero”.
Best scorers in the championship:
🏆 16 goals: Lewis Grabban
🏆 8 goals: Joe Lolley
🏆 6 goals: Matty Cash
Expected deployment of Nottingham:
↪ Pantilimon; Robinson, Benalouane, Wague, Byram; Yates, Colback; Appiah, Lolley, Cash; Grabban
↪ Coach: Martin O’Neill
Last matches of Nottingham:
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Nottingham Forest Vs. Blackburn 1: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 09.04.2019 – Sheffield Wednesday Vs. Nottingham Forest 3: 0 (Championship)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Rotherham United Vs. Nottingham Forest 2: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – Nottingham Forest Vs. Swansea City 2: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 16.03.2019 – Ipswich Town Vs. Nottingham Forest 1: 1 (Championship)
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 48 wins Nottingham Forest – 32 draws – 48 wins Sheffield United (125 fixtures)
Nottingham has not been able to win a competitive game at Bramall Lane since April 2004, when Marlon King and Gareth Taylor made it 2-1 (0-4-2). However, Nottingham have been unbeaten in three championship games against Sheffield United (0-1-2). Three of the past eight league favorites between Sheffield United and Nottingham ended in a goalless draw.
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Football Betting Tips Explained
Sheffield United wobbles at the worst time of the season; There is no doubt about that. The Blades suddenly became nervous after their triumphal away win at Leeds a month ago and only won one of the four most recent championship games at the expense of direct promotion. On Friday, at Sheffield United versus Nottingham, our prediction tends to favor the Blades.
Key Facts – Sheffield United vs Nottingham tips
⭐️ Sheffield United only won one of the past four championship games (1-2-1)
⭐️ Nottingham have last suffered three consecutive defeats
⭐️ Forest is winless for 13 foreign matches (0-6-7)
With Nottingham Forest, a team travels out of shape to Bramall Lane. Forest lost the last three games in a row and missed the train to playoff places. A grateful task for the Blades when they regain control of their nerves and do not catch a 95-minute hit, as in Millwall’s recent home game. We would give a tip on the blades between Sheffield United and Nottingham.
Betting Tips: Sheffield Utd wins to zero? Yes