Leeds vs Nottingham Forest prediction & odds
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Leeds vs Nottingham Forest prediction & odds

Kick-off: 2000, 12/09/2022

Stadium: Elland Road

TV: Sky Sports

Leeds and Forest both suffered second-half meltdowns last week but we reckon United are better equipped to bounce back at Elland Road.

The Whites have picked up seven points out of nine at home so far, beating Wolves and Chelsea before drawing with Everton at this venue.

Jesse Marsch will be eyeing another victory here and 1.83 for that to happen is our first Leeds vs Nottingham Forest prediction.

Leeds United Odds

Marsch was eager to move on from a 5-2 drubbing at Brentford, which was further marred by the American being sent off for protesting over a rejected penalty appeal.

Diego Llorente and Robin Koch had a torrid afternoon trying to cope with a rampant Bees attack, led by hat-trick hero Ivan Toney.

However, Marsch insisted: “We’re never going to point fingers, and if anyone wants to point fingers then it should be at the manager. I have to put the players in position to succeed.

“We’ve been doing a really good job. I think we’ve had a lot of decent games and some really good performances and picked up some points early in the year.”

To be fair, that was the first blip of an otherwise solid start to the new campaign and this represents a nice chance to quickly erase those memories.

Looking at the 5.25 for the hosts to oblige by any two-goal margin.

Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Koch, Llorente, Struijk, Drameh, Aaronson, Roca, Harrison, Adams, Sinisterra, Gelhardt.

Nottingham Forest Odds

Forest’s self-implosion against Bournemouth at the City Ground was arguably tougher to take, as that was a match they were expected to win.

First-half goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Brennan Johnson put the Reds in control versus the managerless Cherries.

However, the visitors rallied after the break and an 87th-minute strike from Jaidon Anthony earned them a 3-2 success.

“I didn’t see the second half coming,” said Steve Cooper. “I thought we were very good in the first half and good for the two-goal lead.

“The first goal, we didn’t defend well enough before the ball went in the net. That has then set the tone for the second half and we’ve not managed that very well.

“The second goal was from a set-piece. We should do better. Then there was a mistake from Scott (McKenna) for the third goal. That’s the first time he’s put a foot wrong since I’ve been here.

“But let’s not hide away from the fact that we’ve thrown away a win. We’ve not done it in a very good way. We’ve conceded three goals at home and there’s nothing good about that.”

That was an even more damaging defeat than being blitzed 6-0 at Manchester City, which followed a 2-0 home loss to Tottenham.

Forest did edge out West Ham and draw at Everton following an opening loss at Newcastle, but currently look a team to avoid.

Cooper’s side are now 10-1 down in terms of second-half goals and that stat is hard to ignore.

Let’s add 2.05 for United to outscore their visitors after the interval to our Leeds vs Nottingham Forest betting tips.

Last Forest line-up: Henderson, Cook, Worrall, Williams, McKenna, Lodi, Gibbs-White, Lingard, Kouyate, Yates, Johnson.

Additional stats

Season Analytics

Leeds United
Positions
Nottingham Forest

Last matches

12-11-2022 L
05-11-2022 W
29-10-2022 W
23-10-2022 L
20-10-2022 L
15
18
Position

Last matches

W 12-11-2022
D 05-11-2022
L 30-10-2022
W 22-10-2022
D 18-10-2022

Head to Head Analytics

Leeds United
Wins 0
1 Draws
Nottingham Forest
Wins 1
EFL Championship 2019-20
08-02-2020 Nottingham Forest Leeds United
10-08-2019 Leeds United Nottingham Forest

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