FootyMAD's Nottingham Forest match preview

Last updated : 10 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Derby County v Nottingham Forest fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Nottingham Forest at Pride Park on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, Rams have recorded 16 wins, and Nottm. Forest have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in March 2004, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 20 MarDerby County4-2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 SepNottm. Forest1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 19 MarNottm. Forest3 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Sun 20 OctDerby County0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
1998/1999Sat 10 AprDerby County1 - 0Nottm. ForestPREM
1998/1999Mon 16 NovNottm. Forest2 - 2Derby CountyPREM
1996/1997Wed 23 AprDerby County0 - 0Nottm. ForestPREM

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Nottm. Forest is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Forest's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Derby County's 30 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 20 points from their 22 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222988
Nottm. Forest62047106

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Rams's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Nottm. Forest. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.