Leeds vs Nottingham Forest predictions and betting tips on April 4, 2023
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On April 4, Elland Road (Leeds) will host the match of the 8th round of the English Premier League, in which Leeds will compete with Nottingham Forest. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The team repeats the events of the previous season. Then, not without scandal, the management fired Marcelo Bielsa, who raised the legendary project to the elite division and kept it there, and made a bet on Jesse Marsch. The decision justified itself by the fact that it finally turned out to avoid relegation to the Championship. But the reality was that the American specialist only postponed the higher mentioned process, which became more than likely, based on the results of the current season. There is no surprise that Javi Gracia replaced him during the second lap. And he immediately took an important victory in the match against a direct competitor – Southampton. Moreover, the team added a 2-2 draw in the battle with Brighton and a 4-2 success in the struggle with Wolverhampton in March. This allowed rising to the 14th place, albeit with a minimal gap from the relegation zone. It needs to continue “clinging” to points, but April began with a defeat. A pretty expected, but disappointing one – the leader of the division, Arsenal, won with a 4-1 score.
The club has got a legendary history – being under the rule of Clough, it won the European Cup twice in a row. But, on the other hand, it hung no higher than the Championship for almost a quarter of a century, until 2022. It goes without saying that the management wants the project to stay in the Premier League and did not save money on newcomers – on the contrary, it has broken the record for the number of invited players. At the same time, Steve Cooper’s wards cannot break away from the danger zone. The team alternates good segments with real failures. In February-March, it was not possible to win during 6 matches in a row – there were 2 draws and 6 defeats. The higher mentioned results continued in the previous round – the battle against Wolves resulted in a 1-1 draw.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Nottingham Forest has been unbeaten for 6 matches in a row. Having come back to the Premier League, it beat Leeds in February by means of Johnson’s goal.
Bookmakers consider Leeds, which will play at the home arena, to be the favourite of the following battle. But it is more than important for Nottingham Forest not to lose. Thus, we expect low performance and “total: under 2.5” (odd: 1.77).
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