Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 17 May 2022

Forest to reach play-off final

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Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United
17th May 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship Play-offs
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/4 odds taken 1555 GMT, Tuesday 16 May

The second leg of the EFL Championship play-off semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United will take place at the City Ground on Tuesday night. Forest hold a narrow lead in the tie after a hard-fought 2-1 win at Bramall Lane last week. Can the Reds complete the job on home soil, or will the Blades turn the tie around? Take a look at the best betting odds and predictions.

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Nottingham Forest Preview – Will the Reds complete the job?

Nottingham Forest have had an excellent season under Steve Cooper. They made a dreadful start under Chris Hughton, with Forest sitting rock bottom of the Championship table when Cooper arrived. The Reds ended up finishing in fourth with an impressive 80 points to their name.

Nottingham Forest are on a tremendous run at the City Ground right now. Since a 2-2 draw with Stoke City in February, the Midlands club have won eight league games on the spin on their own patch. Only Liverpool have won at the City Ground since the turn of the year.

Our betting prediction:
Nott’m Forest to win 2-1

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(odds taken 1601 GMT, Tuesday 16 May)

Cooper’s troops have been an unstoppable force of late, and they will fancy their chances of completing the job on home turf and booking their spot in the showpiece Wembley Stadium final. The home win in the 90 is priced at 6/5.

Sheffield United Preview – Can the Blades turn things around at the City Ground?

Like Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United also improved drastically after a managerial change mid-season. Paul Heckingbottom knows the club inside out, and the Blades shot up the Championship table under his guidance. United went on to finish in fifth position on 75 points.

Sheffield United’s away form in recent months has been poor by their high standards, winning just one of the past seven. However, that victory did come in their last away fixture, as goals from Iliman Ndiaye, Jack Robinson and Conor Hourihane gave them a 3-1 win at Queens Park Rangers at the end of April.

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Sheffield United have their work cut out in this play-off tie, but Heckingbottom’s men are more than capable of turning it around. The bookies are offering 7/2 for the Steel City club to qualify.


Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Betting Advice

In the regular Championship season, both meetings ended in score draws. At the City Ground back in November, Lewis Grabban’s goal cancelled out Morgan Gibbs-White’s opener. They also drew 1-1 at Bramall Lane, with Billy Sharp and Ryan Yates on target.

Nottingham Forest dominated the first half of the first leg on Saturday, though they were just 1-0 up at half time. The brilliant Brennan Johnson doubled Forest’s advantage with 20 minutes to go, but Sander Berge pulled one back at the death for United to reduce the deficit.


Key Facts – Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United Betting Tip

  • Nottingham Forest have won eight Championship home games in a row
  • Sheffield United have picked up just one away win since early February
  • Forest are unbeaten in three against the Blades


Nottingham Forest were outstanding at times in the first leg. They were holding on at the end, but Cooper’s boys fully deserved their narrow success at Bramall Lane.

Forest have an exceptional home record under their new boss, and we are backing the Reds to claim another narrow victory on Tuesday. You can get 11/4 for the home side to win by one goal. Also, check out the solid price of 10/1 for Forest to win 2-1 again.


The best betting odds for Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield United

Nottingham Forest to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Sheffield United to win: 12/5 at Bet365