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Leeds vs Notts Forest – Forest slump to continue at Elland Road

| 02.04.2011

Saturday’s Championship lunch time kick off between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest takes on Manchester United vs West Ham United in the television stakes.

Punters will be able to watch the Championship tie live on the BBC and while Manchester United are busy taking all three points at Upton Park – they are 4/5 to do so – punters are in for a tighter game at Elland Road.

Match Odds

Nottingham Forest’s start to 2011 was incredible but they haven’t won a match since defeating Cardiff City on February 19th and there automatic promotion challenge looks set to deteriorate further on Saturday with odds of 23/10 to beat Leeds.

Like Forest Leeds have also struggled for form recently, but with just two defeats in eleven coupled with their home advantage, Leeds have rightly been made the 6/5 favourites.

But punters looking to place a bet on this game should closely examine the 23/10 for the draw the last eight matches involving these two have all ended in a draw and five of those finished 1-1.

Total Goals

1-1 is the favoured scoreline at 11/2 and it’s hard to look beyond a stalemate with both sides struggling to hit top form.

Leeds can boast three players with more than 10 league goals to their name and while David Somma is the top scorer, we’re siding with Max Gradel can get the opening goal and he is 6/1 to do so.

Forest have earned the most points from losing positions on their travels than any other Championship side and so it’s fair to think that should Leeds take the lead, Forest can peg them back and they are 7/1 to come from behind and draw.

Elland Road should be set for a tense affair on Saturday and with both teams chasing promotion to the Premier League, a nervy share of the spoils can be expected.

A £20 stake on a 1-1 correct result would return £130. New customers can sign up here to get £60 in free bets.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.