Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/05/2024

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Sheff Utd vs Nottingham Forest prediction
Nottingham Forest's Willy Boly (right) and Sheffield United's Benie Traore battle for the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Premier League predictions for a huge game at the bottom of the table as Nottingham Forest make the trip to Sheffield United.

The hosts were unfortunately relegated last weekend when they lost to Newcastle but visiting Nottingham Forest remain in the thick of the relegation battle with Luton and anything but three points on Saturday will be deemed a disappointing result.

Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest predictions: Possible goal-fest on the cards?

Sheffield Utd vs Nottingham Forest Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Over 3.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Sheffield Utd 2-3 Nottingham Forest

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Chris Wood

Key Stats

  • Five of Sheff Utd's last six outings and three of Nottingham Forest's last five fixtures have produced over 3.5 goals, so you can see why we're expecting the goals to flow once again this Saturday.
  • Nottingham Forest have more motivation for the points this weekend but have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four matches, while the Blades have conceded three or more goals in four of their last six games which is why we've gone with a 3-2 win for the visitors.
  • Chris Wood top scores for the visitors this season with 12 Premier League goals, four of which have arrived in his last seven appearances. We're backing the 32-year-old to score again this weekend when he comes up against the leakiest defence in the division.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Forest the favourite

  • HOME: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • DRAW: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%
  • AWAY: 4/6 (1.67) – 60%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Nottingham Forest are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 60%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this one.

The Blades suffered a 5-1 defeat at Newcastle last weekend, despite taking the lead, while Nottingham Forest lost 2-0 at home to Man City.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back BTTS in this game at 16/25 (1.64) which has a probability of 61%, but if you want to go the other way and back BTTS – No the odds stand at 11/8 (2.38) with a probability of 42.1%.

Last five H2Hs: Forest in front

England Premier League 18/08/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2
Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

England Championship 17/05/22

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

2

England Championship 14/05/22

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Championship 04/03/22

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

England Championship 02/11/21

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Nottingham Forest beat Sheff Utd 2-1 in August to make it 30 wins, 23 draws and 25 defeats from their pair's last 78 meetings in all competitions.

Team news and form guide

Sheff Utd: Already relegated

The hosts could be without a long list of players due to injury or illness this weekend, including Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Oliver McBurnie, Chris Basham, John Egan, Daniel Jebbison, George Baldock, Tom Davies, Rhian Brewster and James McAtee.

Predicted lineup: Foderingham (GK), Ahmedhodžić, Holgate, Trusty, Bogle, Osborn, Hamer, Brooks, Arblaster, Brereton & Archer

Club Friendly List 13/07/24

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York

York

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Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

2

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Tottenham

Tottenham

3

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Everton

Everton

1

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

England Premier League 04/05/24

L

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

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England Premier League 27/04/24

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Newcastle

Newcastle

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Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

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Nottm Forest: Fighting for survival

Neco Williams has been confirmed as out of this weekend's big game but the visitors will be hoping that Willy Boly, Nicolas Dominguez and Taiwo Awoniyi are fit enough to take part.

Predicted lineup: Sels (GK), Boly, Aina, Niakhaté, Montiel, Murillo, Gibbs-White, Danilo, Wood, Hudson-Odoi & Elanga

Elite Club Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Chesterfield

Chesterfield

0

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Burnley

Burnley

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 04/05/24

W

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 28/04/24

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Man City

Man City

2

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

Player to watch – Chris Wood

The goals of Chris Wood could be what keeps Nottingham Forest in the Premier League for another season.

chris wood player to watch
Nottingham Forest's Chris Wood celebrates with team-mate Morgan Gibbs-White – Photo by Icon Sport

The New Zealand target man has scored 12 times in the Premier League this season. twice as many times as any of his teammates, and the 32-year-old will get chances to add to his tally this weekend against the worst defence in the division.

The New Zealand striker has impressed for Nottingham Forest

We're backing Wood to score and help guide Nottingham Forest to the three points they really need from this game, especially as they could go into Saturday's encounter in the relegation zone should Luton beat Everton on Friday night.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things