Betting Tips for Today: Goals set to flow as Sheffield United host Nottingham Forest

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The Blades have drawn their last two games and Martin O'Neill's men look capable of contributing to a high-scoring encounter at Bramall Lane on Friday

The featured early kick-off in the Championship on Friday sees promotion-chasing Sheffield United welcome Nottingham Forest to Bramall Lane.

The hosts' hopes of finishing in the top two have been dealt a serious blow with back-to-back 1-1 draws against Birmingham City and Millwall. Despite that, 888Sport go 11/20 (1.55) that the Blades bounce back with three points on home soil here.

Forest are still mathematically in with a chance of reaching the play-offs but five defeats in their last eight matches looks to have ruled out a potential promotion bid.

Martin O'Neill's side are 5/1 (6.0) underdogs to complete a league double over this opposition for the first time since 2003-04. Meanwhile, the draw is priced at 3/1 (4.0) with the online firm.

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Despite what looks likely to be a disappointing campaign, Forest's displays against the better teams in the Championship are impressive, especially on the road.

They appear to raise their game in such encounters, in stark contrast to their performances against sides lower down the table which have largely proved hugely disappointing.

Forest have avoided defeat on nine of the 10 occasions they've visited teams currently ranked 10th or better in the second tier. What's more, the East Midlands outfit found the net in nine of those games with a 0-0 draw against rivals Derby County being the only exception.

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Given that Sheffield United appear to be suffering from some late season jitters, backing both teams to score at Evens (2.0) with 888Sport appears a solid selection.

Chris Wilder's side have the second-best defence in the Championship. However, without Chris Basham, who has been a key part of the Blades' backline this season, they could be vulnerable to a team that have shown plenty of ability on the road.

With that in mind, goals at both ends appears to offer enough value for punters to consider backing at Even money (2.0) ahead of what could be a pivotal clash in the race for a place in the Premier League.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at Evens (2.0) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport

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