Match: Nottingham Forest v Leeds United
Date: 1 January 2019
Time: 15.00 BST, 10.00 AM EDT, 12.00 ART
Venue: City Ground, Nottingham, England
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All-time Record: Leeds v Forest: 31W 34D 33L
Reverse Fixture: 27 October 2018: Leeds 1-1 Forest
No Patrick Bamford or Liam Cooper at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. Bielsa says he expects it to be the most demanding game of the Christmas period:https://t.co/Y45wRugCbI— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 30, 2018
Leeds will travel to Nottingham Forest with the hosts looking for some revenge after the controversial Kemar Roofe goal that drew the teams level back in October. Since then, Leeds has had a seven game winning streak while Forest have had a less successful run of form, as they’ve lost three and drawn twice in their last five matches.
Leeds will once again be without the services of Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford, meaning that Leeds will almost certainly lineup with the same exact team as they’ve done the past three matches. While consistency is usually seen as a good thing, the team has appeared tired over the weekend after the busy holiday schedule, meaning that perhaps a rotation is due. However, Marcelo Bielsa isn’t usually a big fan of rotation, meaning that Leeds will probably field the same starting XI as before.
Leeds will be favoured in this match, despite going on the road, as they’ve been on top of the league for a few games now and while they lost against Hull City, that was only the fourth loss of the season, and it will be rare to see Leeds lose two games in a row. Forest are looking for a way out of their own poor form, so something will have to give.