FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v AFC Bournemouth 19 Oct 2013

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v AFC Bournemouth fixture

Nottingham Forest play host to AFC Bournemouth at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The fixture has produced 2 draws, with 3 wins being posted by Forest.

The last time the two teams met at Nottingham Forest was back in August 2007, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Bournemouth 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest League One
2007/2008 Sat 11 Aug Nottm. Forest 0 - 0 Bournemouth League One
2006/2007 Sat 21 Apr Nottm. Forest 3 - 0 Bournemouth League One
2006/2007 Tue 05 Dec Bournemouth 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest League One
2005/2006 Sat 29 Apr Nottm. Forest 1 - 1 Bournemouth League One
2005/2006 Sat 12 Nov Bournemouth 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest League One
1950/1951 Sat 14 Apr Nottm. Forest 1 - 0 Bournemouth&B Third Division (South)

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

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 22 points from 11 games.

AFC Bournemouth lie just outside the playoff positions in the Skybet Championship, picking up 16 from their 11 games so far.

Key Men

Former Forest loanee Elliott Ward joined the Cherries in the summer and has been a regular starter in Eddie Howe's defence this season. The goal threat has been provided by Lewis Grabban with 7 in the league and Brett Pitman with 4.

Ward was full of praise for Billy Davies after working with him towards the end of last season. He told the Daily Echo: "He lets you know exactly what he wants from you every day. You have a job to do and need to do it. If you don’t, he will let you know."

Daily Echo