Kick-off: 1730, 27/10/2018
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports Football/Main Event
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What Trueform says for Leeds vs Nottingham Forest
Leeds returned to winning ways in the Championship with a routine 2-0 victory over basement-boys Ipswich at Elland Road which sent them back to the top on goal difference.
Nottingham Forest achieved a high rating following a 3-0 win over Bolton at the Macron Stadium as they produced a fine response to Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Norwich.
This fixture ended in a goalless draw last season and we feel little will separate the sides again so are happy to go for a draw at 5/2 as our opening Leeds vs Nottingham Forest prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Pablo Hernandez showed his class as Leeds bounced back from Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Blackburn to see off struggling Ipswich.
United’s progress under Marcelo Bielsa had stalled in recent weeks with just two wins in eight outings without the playmaker in their starting line-up.
But the fit-again Spaniard returned with a bang, laying on goals for Kemar Roofe and Liam Cooper to ensure Leeds got their promotion drive back on track.
Bielsa said: “He was very important in the game. He played as if he was not injured previously. He was very intelligent with his game.”
He added: “It was a necessary win, a deserved one too. Our team was constantly offensive and we had 10 clear chances to score a goal. `In the second half we defended well. In the first half it was hard for us to get over the way the opponent played the game.”
A Look At Nottingham Forest’s Betting Odds
Lewis Grabban scored twice and missed a penalty in the second half as Nottingham Forest gained a first away win at Bolton for 28 years.
Joe Lolley put Aitor Karanka’s side on the road to an impressive 3-0 Championship success before Grabban took over in the second half.
His first spot-kick was saved by Bolton keeper Ben Alnwick but he then doubled Forest’s advantage before wrapping up three points with his second penalty.
It was a fourth victory in seven games for Forest, who are now seventh, four points behind Leeds.
Grabban has now scored and missed a spot-kick in the same game twice this season but boss Aitor Karanka said: “He was brave enough to take the ball.
“Even at 0-0 or 1-1 he would have taken the ball. He is a strong character and he trusts himself and for us it is important to have a player like him. I have thought about it (changing the penalty taker) but he scored so I have to keep trusting him. His desire and spirit rubs off on the team.”
We are rounding off our Leeds vs Nottingham Forest tips by backing Draw HT/Draw FT at 17/4.
LEEDS 2-0 Ipswich – Roofe, Cooper
Bolton 0-3 NOTTINGHAM FOREST – Lolley, Grabban (2)
Head-to-head: Leeds 0-0 Forest, Forest 0-2 Leeds, Leeds 2-0 Forest, Forest 3-1 Leeds, Leeds 0-1 Forest, Forest 1-1 Leeds
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