FM Preview: Derby County v Nottingham Forest 22 Jan 2011

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History of the Derby County v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 44 games played, Forest have recorded 15 wins, and Derby County have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2010, the Rams carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 29 DecNottm. Forest5 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2009/2010Sat 30 JanDerby County1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2009/2010Sat 29 AugNottm. Forest3 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 21 FebNottm. Forest1 - 3Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Wed 04 FebNottm. Forest2 - 3Derby CountyFAC
2008/2009Fri 23 JanDerby County1 - 1Nottm. ForestFAC
2008/2009Sun 02 NovDerby County1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Forest have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Forest's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 34 points from their 26 games played so far, Nottm. Forest lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower Championship, picking up 40 from their 24 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County61146134
Nottm. Forest651015616

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.