FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Preston North End 22 Feb 2011

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History of the Nottingham Forest v Preston North End fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Preston North End at City Ground on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 45 games played, Forest have recorded 19 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was just last season, in December 2009, with Nottm. Forest running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 08 JanPreston N.E.1 - 2Nottm. ForestFAC
2010/2011Tue 14 SepPreston N.E.1 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2009/2010Sat 13 MarPreston N.E.3 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2009/2010Sat 19 DecNottm. Forest3-0Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Tue 03 MarNottm. Forest2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Tue 16 SepPreston N.E.2 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2004/2005Wed 23 FebNottm. Forest2 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Forest, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Nottm. Forest, Preston N.E. are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the North End have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest are holding the final promotion place in the Npower Championship, and have accumulated 56 points from the 31 games they have played so far. Preston N.E. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 31 games have yielded only 23 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest63128710
Preston N.E.60334113

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Nottm. Forest fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Forest. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Preston N.E. Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 11 most recent games.