The two teams from the East Midlands, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United, have a long and storied history. They have met each other over 200 times in competitive matches, and the rivalry is one of the most passionate in English football.
The two teams first met in 1878, and the rivalry has only intensified since then. In the 1970s, the two teams were both competing for the top honors in English football. Nottingham Forest won the European Cup twice in that decade, while Sheffield United won the League Cup in 1975.
The rivalry reached its peak in the 1990s. In 1993, Nottingham Forest were promoted to the Premier League, while Sheffield United were relegated. The two teams met in the FA Cup final in 1991, with Nottingham Forest winning 2-1.
The rivalry has cooled off in recent years, as both teams have struggled to compete at the top level. However, the rivalry is still very much alive, and the two teams always produce a passionate and entertaining match.
Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United will meet again on August 18, 2023, in the first round of the EFL Championship. The match will be played at the City Ground in Nottingham, and it is sure to be a sell-out.
Both teams will be looking to start the season with a win. Nottingham Forest will be hoping to build on their strong finish to last season, when they finished third in the Championship. Sheffield United will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing season, when they were relegated from the Premier League.
The match is sure to be a close contest. Both teams have good attacking players, and they will be looking to score goals. The match could go either way, and it is sure to be an exciting watch.
How to Watch
The match between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK. The match will also be available to stream live on the Sky Go app.
If you are outside of the UK, you can watch the match on the following channels:
- ESPN+ (United States)
- DAZN (Canada)
- beIN Sports (Middle East and North Africa)
- Spark Sport (New Zealand)
- Optus Sport (Australia)
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