Nottingham Forest vs Leeds United

Nottingham Forest will host Leeds United for their Matchday 5 clash on Saturday, just days after their tough League Cup away day at Newcastle United, looking to build on the fine Championship campaign start and bag all three points as we back them at an eye-catching 8/5 with . Tricky Trees have been in fine form through their pre-season campaign and made a near-perfect start of the new season, with four wins bagged in five games across competitions and just one loss (2-1 at Barnsley) suffered in the process. While they hold just slim chances of causing an upset at St. James’ Park, we feel they’ll be as confident as ever regardless of success on Wednesday. Leeds, on the other hand, come into the match with a fine streak of their own with a more lenient League Cup draw and a 5-1 win earned over Newport County on Tuesday. They sit just a point behind the East Midlands rivals but it does look a longshot to assume they can cause an upset with known woes on the road we’ve been used to through most part of the last season.
We do feel we’re in for a very tight contest but Peacocks haven’t really been that successful at this ground and it does seem Nottingham are set to build on their tally. However, they’ve been conceding many goals recently and Leeds United come into the match in fine goalscoring form as well, where a Yes on Both teams to score emerges as great value at 4/6 with. Dougie Freedman’s men find themselves in 15th position in the Championship with 28 points after 22 games. Nottingham Forest’s last victory came last week, during their 2-1 win over newly-promoted MK Dons, with Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes scoring the goals.

Oliveira, 24, is Forest’s top scorer this season, with the forward bagging five goals from 15 league appearances. Freedman’s men are currently on a five-match unbeaten run, with their last defeat coming against Brentford on the 21st of November. Meanwhile, Leeds United’s form has also improved in the last couple of outings. Steve Evans’ men are currently unbeaten in their last four games, winning their last two matches on the bounce. Leeds beat Preston in their last outing, with the Whites winning 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Alan Browne. Evans’ men will be confident of their chances against Forest, Leeds have played 11 times away from home but have only lost on two occasions this term. Read more at