Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United Predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United predictions for this friendly pre-season game that will be played on Thursday evening at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium. Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United Predictions





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A Close Look at the Upcoming Friendly Showdown

Key Stats
– Nottingham Forest scored an average of one goal per game in the previous season.
– Leeds United ended last season with a nine-game winless streak.
– Taiwo Awoniyi was Nottingham Forest’s joint-top scorer last season with 10 goals.

As pre-season friendlies gather pace, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United are primed for an intriguing encounter at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium this Thursday. Both teams struggled through the previous campaign, primarily fighting to retain their Premier League status. Unfortunately, Leeds United couldn’t escape the relegation quicksand, while Nottingham Forest narrowly avoided the drop.

The forthcoming friendly serves as another step in the teams’ preparations for the 2023-24 season, and given their contrasting recent performances, we are likely to witness an intriguing contest.

Nottingham Forest’s Recent Strides

Nottingham Forest hit the ground running in their pre-season build-up, securing a 2-1 victory against Levante last weekend. Ryan Yates gave them an early lead, followed by a splendid finish from Danilo. Despite Alejandro Cantero reducing the deficit and an unfortunate red card for Taiwo Awoniyi, Forest held their nerve to secure the win.

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The Tricky Trees’ performance in recent friendlies, including victories against Notts County and Levante and a single loss against Valencia, indicates a strong team ethos. Coach Steve Cooper will have a chance to further refine his strategies and improve his players’ form with upcoming friendlies against PSV Eindhoven, Rennes, and Eintracht Frankfurt before the Premier League season kicks off.

Last season, Nottingham Forest looked set for relegation until a late surge of three wins and two draws in their final six games ensured their Premier League survival, finishing four points above the relegation zone and seven points clear of Leeds United.

Leeds United’s Rocky Road

Leeds United had a rollercoaster ride in the 2022-23 season, switching between three permanent managers and ending second from bottom in the Premier League. The unsuccessful reigns of Jesse Marsch and Javi Gracia were followed by the appointment of Sam Allardyce, who unfortunately failed to secure a single win in his four matches in charge.

The club is now under the guidance of Daniel Farke, the former Norwich City manager who has two Championship titles to his name. Despite a disappointing start with Leeds, marked by 2-0 defeats against Manchester United and Monaco, Farke will be determined to start turning the tide in the upcoming friendly against Nottingham Forest.

Transfer Window Movements

Nottingham Forest have had a quiet summer in terms of transfers. The club made Chris Wood’s loan from Newcastle United permanent and welcomed Ola Aina from Torino. Meanwhile, George Shelvey has been a constant presence in the pre-season friendlies as Forest seek to identify their first-choice goalkeeper.

Leeds United, on the other hand, have lost significant talent since their relegation, including Rodrigo, Robin Koch, Tyler Roberts, Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, and Marc Roca. However, the addition of Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea promises to add strength to the team’s defensive line.

Crunching the Numbers: Nottingham Forest

An analysis of Nottingham Forest’s previous season statistics reveals some telling points. They averaged a BettingTips4You Expert rating of 6.73, putting them 17th out of 20 teams in the competition. Despite having only 37.3% ball possession, they managed to score 38 goals from 9.7 shots per game, with an accuracy of 3.1 shots on target per game.

Their defensive game saw them making 17.3 tackles, 9.2 interceptions, and 23.5 clearances per game. Despite committing nine penalties and conceding six goals from these, their goalkeeper made an average of three saves per game.

Prediction Time
First Prediction: Match Outcome

Considering their form in the pre-season friendlies, Nottingham Forest hold a slight edge over Leeds United. While Forest won two of their three friendlies, Leeds have endured back-to-back defeats without scoring a goal. Thus, a sensible prediction would be Nottingham Forest to win.

Second Prediction: Correct Score

The previous season statistics of both teams suggest a game with few goals. Therefore, a 1-0 win for Nottingham Forest appears to be a feasible correct score prediction.

Third Prediction: Goalscorer

The player to watch out for is Taiwo Awoniyi. Despite his unfortunate red card in the last friendly, he demonstrated a robust attacking presence in the last season, scoring ten goals. Therefore, Awoniyi is likely to score at least once in the upcoming match.






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