Nottingham Forest vs. Sheffield United Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 17, 2022 20:45 CET

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Nottingham Forrest vs. Sheffield United

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Nottingham Forest

Nottingham was never closer to the Premier League than it’s now. Their fans are waiting 23 years to see their team in Premier League. The last time that Nottingham Forest was in the best English division was in the 1998/99 season.

Many fans believe that these two legs against Sheffield United are final before the final because, in everyone’s opinion, these two clubs are the biggest favorites for the promotion through the play-offs.

Nottingham surprised everyone with his display at Bramall Lane, and they won 2-1. The bad thing is that they conceded a goal in the 91st minute because it’s different when you have two goals advantage over one. Brenan Johnson continues his fine form with another goal. The 20-year-old midfielder has 17 goals and ten assists this season. Another great news for Forest supporters is that Keinan Davis recovered from injury, and he comes from the bench in the 77th minute. Davis has become one of the most important players in this team since he arrived from Aston Villa on loan in January. He missed last month because of an injury.

The City Ground Stadium will be full. This is the third time Nottingham is in the Championship playoff, and in the previous two times, they lost in the semi-final against Blackpool and Swansea. Everyone hopes that this time will be the third time lucky.

Nottingham has a fantastic record at their stadium in 2022. They are without a defeat in league games, and the only defeat this year at home comes against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Sheffield United

Paul Heckingbottom made a miracle and, from 16th place at the end of November, led Sheffield United to 5th place and made it into the playoffs. But Nottingham was too strong in the first game. Sheffield was very disorganized in defense and let Nottingham create a big number of chances. The 2-1 defeat is great at the end because Nottingham missed a couple of great chances and that Sander Berge goal in stoppage time gives Sheffield reason for the hope that they can go to the final.

Sheffield has a terrible record in the playoffs. This is their 8th time in the playoffs, and in the previous seven, they never got promoted through the playoffs.

One of the biggest problems for Sheffield is the absence of their top scorer Billy Sharp who is injured since April. He scored 14 goals and has seven assist this season and contributed to 21 goals this season. Not that only his goals were missed, but his experience too.

The Blades are not in great for away from home. They won only once in the last seven games and it was at QPR in the 45th round, and from the start of the year, they won only three games away from home. Two against the teams from the bottom half of the table (Birmingham and Peterborough).


Both games in the regular part of the season were finished with a 1-1 draw, and on Saturday, as we mention, Nottingham won 2-1. Five of their last seven games were finished with under 2.5 goals.

Team News and Injuries

Nottingham Forest: Lewis Grabban and Max Lowe are still out.

Sheffield United: Rhian Brewster, Oliver McBurnie, Billy Sharp, and Charlie Goode are out.

Nottingham Forest vs. Sheffield United Prediction

We believe that it’s time for Nottingham to go into the playoff final. They have a good advantage after the first game and they don’t have a big problem with injuries, like Sheffield United. Keinan Davis returned to the action which is fantastic news for Steve Cooper.

Nottingham is great at home this year and this game will be so special for the fans because if they go to the final they will be just one game away from the Premier League.

Prediction: Nottingham Forest

Odds: 2.30

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