This Sunday, February 5, the 22nd round of the Premier League will continue its action with this Nottingham Forest vs Leeds duel, two teams that need to continue taking points to move further away from the relegation zone.
This will be the first meeting between these teams in the top flight since 1999, after their Matchday 7 fixture was called off due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Today, at JefeBet, we bring you our analysis, predictions and other information for this matchday 21 of the Premier League between Nottingham Forest vs Leeds.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Nottingham Forest vs Leeds Premier League Matchday 22 on February 5, 2022
- Where: City Ground, Nottingham, England
- When: Sunday, February 5, 2023, 9:00 AM E.T.
- Unibet Moneyline: Nottingham Forest (+165) / Tie (+245) / Leeds (+170)
- Unibet Asian Handicap: Nottingham Forest (AH 0, -106) / Leeds (AH 0, -105)
- Over/Under (2.5) at Unibet: Over (-117) / Under (-107)
- Both teams score Unibet:Yes (-137) / No (+108)
Betting on Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest’s return to the top tier of English soccer was challenging, with a poor start to the year despite making key additions. However, they appear to have adjusted to their promotion and are unbeaten in their last 4 league games, moving out of the relegation zone.
Despite this progress, Forest knows they must maintain their momentum, especially in this crucial match against a direct competitor in the fight against relegation. They seem capable of doing so, having shown solidity recently, even reaching the EFL Cup semifinals before losing to Manchester United 5-0 on aggregate.
Manager Steve Cooper still needs to address the team’s lack of attacking production, with only Everton (15) and Wolverhampton (12) scoring fewer goals than Nottingham before this matchday.
Possible Nottingham Forest lineup (4-3-1-2): Wayne Hennessey; Serge Aurier, Joe Worrall, Willy Boly, Renan Lodi; Remo Freuler, Orel Mangala, Ryan Yates; Gustavo Scarpa; Brennan Johnson, Chris Wood.
Betting on Leeds United
Leeds United is facing a difficult season, with only 4 wins in their first 19 games and a 6-game winless streak in the league (3 draws and 3 losses). They must break this streak quickly to move away from the relegation zone, which they are only 1 point away from.
Despite this poor run, Leeds may have newfound optimism after reaching the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 1-3 win over Accrington last weekend.
However, this game will not be easy for Leeds, who have only won 1 of their 9 away games in the Premier League this season and have lost 3 of their last 4 visits to the City Ground.
Possible Leeds lineup (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Rasmus Kristensen, Luke Ayling, Maximilian Wöber, Pascal Struijk; Marc Roca, Tyler Adams; Brenden Aaronson, Jack Harrison, Wilfried Gnonto; Patrick Bamford.
Although they have not met since 2020, Nottingham Forest have dominated this particular series recently, avoiding defeat in eight of their last ten meetings with Leeds. Here, they will have every chance of improving on that record, considering they have taken 15 of their 21 points at home this season.
Forest has lost in just one of its last nine games at the City Ground in all competitions (5 wins, 3 draws), also keeping a clean sheet in four of those wins, something that highlights how much they have improved defensively.
This promises to be a great match, but with Forest coming into the game at a much better time and at home, we expect the newly promoted side to impose themselves on this game and take the win.
Prediction: Nottingham Forest win (NOT 2-1 LEE).
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