Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest meet at Bramall Lane, in a match for the 43rd round of the Championship. Nottingham Forest won home (1-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 03-11-2018. Unlike what would be expected, the record of recent direct confrontations is favorable to Nottingham Forest, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Nottingham Forest presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 79 points won, after 23 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Birmingham City, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Millwall, by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. For the league, Sheffield United won 25 points out of 30 possible points, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (10 out of 21 matches). Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 42 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 21 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 9 of their 17 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Sheffield United enters this match after a home draw, a ball, at the reception to Millwall. The whole of the house usually acts in a 5-3-2, privileging the fast transitions, attacking, preferably, through the lateral corridors. The two most advanced players will be Sharp and McGoldrick, with Duffy, Norwood and Fleck acting in the middle zone. When you can invest in the offensive process, you can guess that it is through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by midfielder Stevens. The technician Chris Wilder will not be able to count on Egan, for being suspended.
After 14 wins, 15 draws and 13 losses, the away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 57 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sheffield Wednesday, by (3-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Blackburn Rovers, by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 6 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 15 conceded. For the league, Nottingham Forest won 4 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 12 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 42 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 16 matches they suffered in the first goal.
Nottingham arrives at this unmotivated match, after a home defeat, by 1-2, at the reception to Blackburn. Contrary to the opponent of this round, Nottingham usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Grabban, Cash and Appiah. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the right wing Byram. One of the characteristics of the foreign team is the way in which it manages to take advantage of the individual talent of its players to create dangerous situations. The technician Martin O’Neill will not be able to count on Soudani and Hefele, to be injured.