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The time is almost upon us for the fascinating Championship Play-offs semi-final contest between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United on Tuesday. With the prize for the side that makes it through the match being an appearance in the final, this looks set to be a great game.
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Nottingham Forest, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Championship Play-offs success vs Sheffield United.
In that game, Nottingham Forest managed 39% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Nottingham Forest, the scorers were Jack Colback (10') and Brennan Johnson (71'). Sheffield United got 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Sander Berge (91') scored for Sheffield United.
Their most recent results reveal that things are going according to plan in the Nottingham Forest rearguard. Nottingham Forest have kept it tight, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 matches standing at 4.
In their last six outings, Sheffield United have helped themselves to a total of 11 goals. Sheffield United have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they’ve had 6 goals go into their own net. Having said that, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will be sustained here in this match.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 17/03/2018 shows that Nottingham Forest have won 2 of these games and Sheffield United 1, with the number of draws standing at 3.
10 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for The Reds and 5 coming from The Blades. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Keinan Davis (Hamstring Injury), Max Lowe (Groin Injury) and Lewis Grabban (Hamstring Injury) are not available for Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper.
Team News: Sheffield United
Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom has some current player fitness concerns. Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery), Jayden Bogle (Knee Problems), Oliver McBurnie (Foot Injury) and Rhian Brewster (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
Our feeling is that Sheffield United will really need to work well to breach the defence of this Nottingham Forest team who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 1-0 advantage for Nottingham Forest when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The City Ground (30,445)
Captain: Lewis Grabban
Chairman: Nicholas Randall QC
Manager: Steve Cooper
Competitions: Championship position 4, Championship Play-offs (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Man: Lewis Grabban
Normally played in the Striker position, Lewis Grabban was born in Croydon, England. After having played his first senior match for Oldham Athletic in the 2006 - 2007 season, the talented Forward has struck 12 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 32 appearances.