FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Leicester City 20 Aug 2011

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Leicester City fixture

Nottingham Forest prepare to entertain Leicester City at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 11 of the 50 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in April 2011, as the Forest squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Fri 22 Apr Nottm. Forest 3-2 Leicester City Championship
2010/2011 Mon 29 Nov Leicester City 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Sat 27 Feb Leicester City 3 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Sat 05 Dec Nottm. Forest 5 - 1 Leicester City Championship
2007/2008 Tue 18 Sep Nottm. Forest 2 - 3 Leicester City League Cup
2004/2005 Sat 05 Mar Leicester City 0 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2004/2005 Fri 17 Dec Nottm. Forest 1 - 1 Leicester City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Forest, with 6 goals against.

Leicester City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Foxes's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Nottingham Forest see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 4 points from their 3 games played so far,

Leicester City find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 1 3 2 5 8 6
Leicester City 6 3 1 2 11 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Nottingham Forest at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Forest will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Leicester City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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