Kick-off: 1230, 10/08/2019
Stadium: Elland Road
TV: Sky Sports
Leeds made an impressive start to the new Championship season when winning at Bristol City and can now brush aside Nottingham Forest at Elland Road.
Forest were far from disgraced in a home defeat versus West Brom first up, but this is a tough trip to make following that setback.
We’re going with 27/20 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game as our initial Leeds vs Nottingham Forest prediction.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison were on target as Leeds made an early statement of intent with a 3-1 triumph at Ashton Gate.
The Whites showed no signs of suffering a hangover from last term’s heart-breaking loss to Derby in the play-offs and will be pushing for promotion again this season, judged on that evidence.
Marcelo Bielsa beamed: “The team was very positive with three, four or five players playing above average. Two of these were Patrick Bamford and Ben White.
“I also thought Kiko Casilla managed the tempo of the game very well. Pablo Hernandez did well with a lot of dribbling that broke the balance of the opposition.”
Bielsa’s only gripe was that United seemed to ease off in the final 15 minutes of each half, so we’re expecting a reaction during those periods.
Looking at the Leeds vs Nottingham Forest odds, we like 11/5 for United to score between 30:01 minutes and half-time.
A Look At Nottingham Forest’s Betting Odds
Forest keeper Aro Muric had a Championship debut to forget, as his mistakes led to both of West Brom’s goals in a 2-1 reversal at the City Ground.
Reds boss Sabri Lamouchi has faith that the Kosovo international will learn from the experience, stating: “Aro is a young keeper and he has a lot of quality. He will help us a lot this season.
“He needs to learn from this, but he knows that. He needs to play with more courage and leadership in his penalty area.”
Matty Cash had given Forest the lead after just eight minutes, but they rarely threatened to rally once falling behind.
However, the visitors can take heart from having netted five times against Leeds last season, prevailing 4-2 at home after drawing 1-1 here.
Let’s finish off our Leeds vs Nottingham Forest betting tips by taking 5/2 for a home win and both teams to score.
Bristol City 1-3 LEEDS – Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1-2 West Brom – Kyle Edwards, Matt Phillips
Head-to-head: Forest 4-2 Leeds, Leeds 1-1 Forest, Leeds 0-0 Forest, Forest 0-2 Leeds
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