Predicted Leeds United line-up to play Forest: One change from Evans

Here is how we predict Nottingham Forest and Leeds United will line up in their upcoming fixture:

To be played on Sunday 27th December 2015 at 16:30. Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

Odds: Forest 11/10, Draw 21/10, Leeds 7/2

Nottingham Forest welcome Leeds United to the City Ground on 27 December with just one point and two places currently separating the two teams in the Championship.

Leeds are enjoying a fine recent run of form, undefeated in their last four matches and taking 10 points from a possible 12 to ensure their players have a smile on their face heading into Christmas.

However Forest have a five-match undefeated streak of their own and will be looking to build on the 2-1 victory against MK Dons last time out, so this one really could go either way.

While both sides are currently some way outside the play-off places they will have hopes of making a charge for the top-six in the second half of the campaign, and both Forest and Leeds have the players to ensure that is the case.

For that reason this match is huge and if Leeds win it will be emphatic proof that manager Steve Evans is the right man for the job.

Given their recent form a score-draw could be the most likely outcome, but over Christmas anything can happen…

Forest predicted lineup

  • Dorus de Vries
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Matt Mills
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Ben Osborn
  • Ryan Mendes
  • David Vaughan
  • Nélson Oliveira
  • Chris O'Grady

Leeds predicted lineup

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Giuseppe Bellusci
  • Sam Byram
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Liam Cooper
  • Scott Wootton
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Stuart Dallas
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Chris Wood

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