Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United Match Preview & Best Odds

Nottingham Forest Odds

Nottingham Forest lock horns with Sheffield United tonight and we take a look at the very best Nottingham Forest odds and free bet offers as they look to take all three points off the Blades. 


Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 7.45pm, Friday 18th August 2023


Nottingham Forest are on home soil for the first time this season against newly-promoted Sheffield United and boss Steve Cooper will be hopeful that his side can continue the fine home form which they enjoyed in the latter stages of 2022/23.


Encouraging signs

Nottingham Forest’s 2023/24 Premier League campaign got off to a disappointing start when they were beaten 2-1 at Arsenal on the opening weekend, however there were a few encouraging signs from that outing. The Tricky Trees. won the ball off the Gunners in some dangerous areas and after being two goals behind within the hour, clawed one goal back with eight minutes left on the clock. The visitors piled the pressure on ion the latter stages but an equaliser wasn’t forthcoming.


Squad investment

Forest did extremely well to avoid relegation back into the Championship last season and while sections of the support had been calling for the dismissal of Steve Cooper earlier in the campaign, the club’s patience with their manager ultimately paid dividends. Having invested in the squad during the summer months, the pressure will once again be on Cooper to deliver and while the performance in their season opener was encouraging, this is nevertheless a results business.



This first home game of the campaign gives Nottingham Forest an opportunity to get some points on the board and with the visitors struggling with several injuries, we envisage the hosts dominating from the outset. Paul Heckingbottom’s men were toothless when losing 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace last time out and as such, the signs are somewhat ominous ahead of tonight’s trip to the City Ground. The last time the Blades were in the top-flight they lost all-but-three of their 19 away games and while they are a different outfit nowadays, we wouldn’t be shocked were they to once again struggle on their travels.


Our Tip: Back Nottingham Forest to win at best odds of 19/20