Odds: Nottingham Forest 3/2, Draw 21/10, Leeds 37/20
Kick Off: 1730, 26/8/2017
Stadium: City Ground
TV: Sky Sports
Nottingham Forest and Leeds have both made a promising start to the season and will go into Saturday evening’s match full of confidence.
Forest have won three of their opening four Championship games while Leeds are only a point behind them with an unbeaten record.
We expect a close encounter at the City Ground and the first of our Forest vs Leeds betting predictions is for either team to win by one goal at 27/20.
A Look At Nottingham Forest’s Betting Odds
All four of Forest’s league games have been won by a single goal. They began with back-to-back victories over Millwall and Brentford and were then unfortunate to suffer a 2-1 defeat at Barnsley when the expected goals data showed they were the dominant team.
They bounced back with an impressive 2-1 win at home to Middlesbrough last weekend and manager Mark Warburton was delighted, saying: “Overall, this was a tremendous performance. We have shown how good we can be, particularly in that first half. They are one of the promotion favourites.”
Summer signing Daryl Murphy has hit the ground running with three goals in his last three league games and looks to be back to the prolific form which made him such a handful at this level for Ipswich, prior to his one season spent mostly on the bench for Newcastle.
He could prove the difference in such a tight game and we fancy odds of 31/4 for Forest to win 1-0.
A Look At Leeds’ Betting Odds
Leeds proved there is life without Chris Wood with a 2-0 victory at Sunderland last weekend, although it was the Black Cats who edged the expected goals data.
Having already been held to goalless draws at home to Preston and Fulham, Leeds could struggle to open up the best defences in the league, especially until a replacement for Wood has been found.
Leeds are 11/5 not to score and that looks good enough to complete our Forest vs Leeds betting tips.
Last league result:
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2-1 Middlesbrough – Barrie McKay, Daryl Murphy
Sunderland 0-2 LEEDS – Samuel Saiz, Stuart Dallas
Head-to-head: Leeds 2-0 N Forest, N Forest 3-1 Leeds, Leeds 0-1 N Forest, N Forest 1-1 Leeds, Leeds 0-0 N Forest, N Forest 1-1 Leeds.
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