The two favourites for promotion first have to get past each other when they do battle over two legs with a place at Wembley on the line. Sheffield United ended the season in fifth spot on 75 points. They ended the campaign in good form picking up ten points from their last four games including a final day 4-0 defeat of Fulham. The big concern for United is leading scorer and influential player Billy Sharp is a doubt to feature through injury and he is their leading goal getter with 14.
Nottingham Forest ended the season in fourth spot having pushed close for the second automatic promotion spot. Forest need to pick themselves and go again showcasing the form that saw them win nine of their last 12. They can also be buoyed by their FA Cup performances which saw them defeat Arsenal and Leicester before a narrow loss to Liverpool. Their leading goalscorer for this campaign is Brennan Johnson who has 16.
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Match Stats
While a three game sample can throw up any combination of results the data suggests that backing Nottingham Forest is the best bet. They won nine of their last 12, have shown big game mentality in the FA Cup and don’t have as many injury worries as United. They drew 1-1 here back in March and look worth siding with in the draw no bet market.
Brennan Johnson has had an excellent campaign with 16 goals and looks destined for the Premier League next season with or without Forest. He seems to big at 3/1 to score anytime especially as their is a chance he is on penalties having netted one against Hull last time out.
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Sheffield United 0-1 Nottingham Forest
3:00 pm Saturday May 14
Sheffield United 0-1 Nottingham ForestChampionship play-offs
Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest: Head to Head
4 March 2022- Sheffield United 1-1 Nottingham Forest- Championship
2 November 2021- Nottingham Forest 1-1 Sheffield United- Championship
19 April 2019- Sheffield United 2-0 Nottingham Forest- Championship
3 November 2018- Nottingham Forest 1-0 Sheffield United- Championship
17 March 2018- Sheffield United 0-0 Nottingham Forest- Championship
Both meetings between the sides this season have finished all-square with it ending 1-1 at Bramall Lane in March and back at the City Ground in November. Lewis Grabban has two in his last four meetings with the Blades.