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Nottingham Forest vs. Sheffield United Prediction, Tips & Stats

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          Nottingham Forest vs. Sheffield United Prediction, Tips & Stats

          We've got a second successive Friday Premier League fixture this week as Nottingham Forest welcome Sheffield United to the City Ground.

          Nottingham Forest currently sit 14th in the Premier League after losing their first game of the league season.

          Forest were presented with the daunting task of travelling to last year's runners-up Arsenal in their opening fixture on Saturday lunchtime but the travelling Reds gave a good account of themselves despite falling to a defeat.

          Forest went behind to an Eddie Nketiah strike on 26 minutes before Bukayo Saka doubled their lead with a fine solo goal just six minutes later.

          Forest held their own for the remainder of the game and demonstrated a well coached tactical shape and pulled a goal back through Taiwo Awoniyi deep in the second half.

          The introduction of new signing Anthony Elanga was also a game changing moment as his pace and directness proved hugely threatening to the Arsenal backline.

          Despite the defeat at the Emirates, Forest fans can take plenty of confidence from their side's performance and will come into this game expecting a good performance.

          Forest's home form was the foundation of their successful survival bid last season and they'll hope they can replicate that this time around.

          This is one of the easier games Forest will play on paper this season and while it's still very early days in the campaign it's not a game Steve Cooper's side can afford to lose in the grand scheme of things.

          Sheffield United currently sit 16th in the Premier League having lost their opening game of the season.

          The Blades were given a home game against Crystal Palace to begin their campaign and they fell to a 0-1 defeat by way of an Odsonne Édouard goal early in the second half.

          Despite the closeness of the scoreline the newly promoted side were firmly outplayed by their opponents in a game that showed the Yorkshire club are still well short of the required quality to be competitive in this division.

          The game looked very much like a Championship vs. Premier League FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace enjoying 68% of the possession while registering 28 shots to Sheffield United's 8.

          Sheffield United barely worked Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and fans of The Blades will now hope their club can add significant quality to the side in the remaining weeks of the transfer window.

          The Blades have three winnable games in their first four matches and they could end up paying a huge price for not having their squad near ready at this point as they currently look in serious danger of embarking on a prolonged run of losses to start the season.

          The City Ground was an extremely difficult place to visit this season and it could well end up being a similarly difficult venue this time, so Sheffield United are the clear underdogs for this one.

          A draw would represent a very impressive result for Paul Heckingbottom's men but it will take a much improved performance from what was delivered at Bramall Lane last time out to avoid defeat here.

          For our Nottingham Forest vs. Sheffield United prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.

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          Nottingham Forest Team News

          Nottingham Forest's absentee list is comprised of a number of long-term injury victims with Omar Richards, Felipe and Wayne Hennessey all set to continue to miss out.

          Taiwo Awoniyi is virtually back to full fitness and is expected to start this time, while Anthony Elanga could also feature from the start.

          Sheffield United Team News

          The visitors are suffering even more heavily than their opponents with their absentee list with John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Ismaila Coulibaly, Jayden Bogle, Daniel Jebbison, Oliver McBurnie and Rhys Norrington-Davies all set to miss out here.

          Summer signing Gustavo Hamer could make his Blades debut from the start in what would be a huge boost for the club.

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