FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Derby County 17 Sep 2011

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 41 games played, Rams have recorded 12 wins, and Nottingham Forest have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Derby County 0 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2010/2011 Wed 29 Dec Nottm. Forest 5-2 Derby County Championship
2009/2010 Sat 30 Jan Derby County 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Sat 29 Aug Nottm. Forest 3 - 2 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Nottm. Forest 1 - 3 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Wed 04 Feb Nottm. Forest 2 - 3 Derby County F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Fri 23 Jan Derby County 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Nottingham Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 6 matches.

Derby County's total of 12 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 2 1 3 10 12 7
Derby County 6 3 0 3 8 7 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Derby County have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Nottingham Forest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Derby County 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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