Leeds United Vs Nottingham Forest LIVE !!3 min read
Leeds United will be keeping a close eye on the fitness of forward Wilfried Gnonto and defender Max Wober ahead of their match against Nottingham Forest. Both players missed the team’s recent defeat to Arsenal due to ankle and thigh injuries, respectively. However, Tyler Adams, Adam Forshaw, and Stuart Dallas are still unavailable due to hamstring, hip, and leg injuries.
On the other hand, Nottingham Forest forward Andre Ayew could make a return to the squad after being an unused substitute in their previous draw against Wolves. Meanwhile, Serge Aurier and Gustavo Scarpa, who missed that game, will undergo assessment to determine their availability for the upcoming match. However, Forest will be without striker Chris Wood, who is out for the remainder of the season due to a thigh injury.
The match is crucial for both clubs, but particularly for Nottingham Forest, who have not won a match since their victory against Leeds at the City Ground on 5 February, seven games ago. Chris Sutton, a renowned football pundit, expressed concern for Forest, particularly their poor away form, which is the worst in the top flight, with just one win and six points in total from 13 games on the road.
Although Leeds will miss the services of Gnonto and Adams, who are currently sidelined, the home crowd is expected to provide a boost for the team. Sutton predicts that Forest could struggle at Elland Road due to the home team’s formidable record against them in the past.
In the head-to-head comparison, Leeds has only won two of their last 16 league matches against Nottingham Forest, with both victories coming in 2017. Forest has drawn their last three away league games against Leeds, and their last Premier League win at Elland Road was a 3-1 victory on 8 April 1996. This match marks the first time Leeds is hosting Forest in the Premier League since 1999.
Leeds has won only two of their last 15 Premier League matches, with five draws and eight losses. The team has kept just one clean sheet in their past 11 games in all competitions, conceding eight goals in their last three top-flight matches. Leeds have already lost at home to a promoted side, Fulham, in the Premier League this season. Manager Javier Gracia could become the first Leeds manager to remain unbeaten in his first three home top-flight games since Allan Clarke in 1980. Jack Harrison, who has been involved in each of Leeds United’s last four Premier League goals at Elland Road, could be instrumental in the team’s performance.
Since beating Leeds in February, Nottingham Forest has been winless in seven league matches, with three draws and four losses. They could lose their fourth consecutive away game in the Premier League, and their fifth in all competitions. Forest has earned a joint-division-low six away points this season, and their tally of four away goals is the lowest in the Premier League. All three of Steve Cooper’s previous league matches as a manager versus Leeds have ended 1-0. Jonjo Shelvey, who has scored four goals in six league appearances against Leeds, could be a key player for Forest.
In conclusion, the upcoming match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest is poised to be an exciting encounter, with both teams eager to claim a victory. Leeds’ formidable record against Forest and their home advantage could work in their favor. However, Forest’s away form and the potential return of Ayew could make the match unpredictable.