With Bielsa’s men suffering a worrying collapse in form, Al Hain-Cole is backing Forest to at least avoid defeat at the City Ground on Saturday
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Nottingham Forest will be aiming to close the gap on Leeds United when the sides meet at the City Ground in Saturday’s Championship clash.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men are currently fourth in the table, four points adrift of their visitors in the second automatic promotion place.
Nottingham Forest vs Leeds Latest Odds
Having lost just one of their last seven home games against this opposition, they are available at 5/2 (3.50) to close the gap to a single point by coming out on top here.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites have only taken four points from the last available 15, but remain 21/20 (2.05) favourites to collect all three in this encounter.
The reverse encounter at Elland Road resulted in a 1-1 draw back in August, and there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) on offer on this one also finishing up all square.
Nottingham Forest vs Leeds Team News
Samba Sow is likely to return to the side after missing the 2-1 defeat at Birmingham with a knee injury, leaving Tendayi Darikwa as the only absentee as he recovers from an ACL injury.
Barry Douglas could be back in contention following his return to training from injury, although Adam Forshaw remains sidelined and Kalvin Phillips is suspended.
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Having suffered a late-season collapse to fall out of the automatic promotion places last campaign, Bielsa’s team will be particularly concerned by their recent downturn in results.
Saturday’s shock 1-0 home defeat against Wigan was their fourth in five matches in all competitions, while they have now recorded just two wins in 10 matches.
Nottingham Forest vs Leeds Tips and Predictions
With only three defeats to their name in 15 home games, a Forest team that has won three of the most recent four in front of their own fans looks well worth backing at 8/11 (1.73) to merely avoid defeat against an out-of-sorts Leeds on Saturday.
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Forest to win or draw at 8/11 (1.73) for a 2pt stake with bet365