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Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest odds and betting statistics



Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest match preview

Just nine English clubs have featured in a European Cup Final, with two of them meeting here, both simply seeking to stay in the top division.

Of the two, Leeds United are one point and two places worse off, kicking off above the drop zone by virtue of goal difference alone.

On Saturday, Javi Gracia’s side were smashed 4-1 by league-leaders Arsenal, with Rasmus Kristensen’s deflected goal very much of the consolation variety.

Before this, Gracia had won two of his first four games in charge, beating Southampton and home and then Wolves at Molineux.

In front of their own supporters, Leeds are unbeaten under Gracia, most-recently drawing with Brighton, and their home form will continue to be key.

So, can the Whites claim a priceless victory here?

This means Steve Cooper’s side are now winless in seven, dating back to a 1-0 home victory over Leeds on 5 February, after which Jesse Marsch was sacked.

On the road, the Reds have taken just six points from 13 outings, scoring a measly four goals.

Forest are also winless in four visits to Elland Road, so will the home supporters roar their team onto victory?

Leeds United team news

Javi Gracia named a very peculiar XI at Arsenal, featuring two right-backs, just one central midfielder and no centre-forward.

Here, top-scorer Rodrigo is likely to return, as is Weston McKennie after he sustained a knock playing for the United States.

McKennie’s international teammate Tyler Adams will miss the rest of the season, while Maximilian Wöber and Wilfried Gnonto are also sidelined.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Struijk, Firpo; McKennie, Roca, Aaronson; Summerville, Harrison, Rodrigo.

Nottingham Forest team news

Moussa Niakhaté is likely to continue alongside Felipe at centre-back, chosen over Joe Worrall, with Scott McKenna and Willy Boly injured.

Renan Lodi is set to return at left-back, but Neco Williams could keep his place on the other side.

Cheikhou Kouyaté came off the bench at the weekend, his first appearance since the World Cup, which is a big boost.

Similarly, striker Taiwo Awoniyi could return to lead the line; Forest have won just six games this season, with the Nigerian the only scorer in four of them.

His return is timely, as Chris Wood has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Navas; Williams, Felipe, Niakhaté, Lodi; Freuler, Freuler, Danilo; Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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