Leeds United - Nottingham Forest Betting Preview: McCormack to continue rich vein of scoring form

Two sides who picked up much needed wins on Friday meet at Elland Road on Easter Monday, with our tipster backing the Scottish star to net

Leeds United and Nottingham Forest meet on Monday evening in the Championship after picking up vital wins on Friday.

Forest had gone 13 games without victory before then, with a win against Birmingham still giving them hope of a play-off space. With Leeds making it two wins on the spin with victory over Barnsley, they are now safe from the drop.

Leeds come into this game after getting back on track following the takeover of their club which was thrown into turmoil earlier in the season.

Massimo Cellino had problems taking over the club, with the first team clearly effected, losing eight of their nine matches before a win against Blackpool at home last week. bet365 price them at 7/4 (2.75) to make it three wins on the spin.

Nottingham Forest's win against Birmingham on Friday has seen them move three points away from Brighton who occupy the final play-off place. A spot in the play-offs had seemed pretty secure earlier this season only for Forest go on a horrible run that saw Billy Davies sacked.

With Stuart Pearce appointed as the new manager but not taking over until the summer, Gary Brazil has a chance to shine and get Forest into the play-offs himself. bet365 price them at 7/4 (2.75) for the win and the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

The both teams to score bet would have been worth a play in this fixture, paying out in five of Forest's last seven away games as well as six of Leeds' last eight homes matches, but the price of 4/7 (1.57) doesn't stand out with bet365.

One shining light this season for Leeds has been striker Ross McCormack. The Scot has been deadly in front of goal, netting 28 league goals, the highest in the division by some margin, and bet365 price him at 11/10 (2.10) to score anytime. With 14 goals scored in his last 17 games at Elland Road, this price is too good to ignore and should be backed accordingly, especially wiith the match odds looking to offer little in terms of value.

Ross McCormack to score anytime at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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