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History of the Nottingham Forest v Derby County fixture

Forest prepare to entertain Derby County at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Forest have recorded 17 wins, and Derby County have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at the City Ground was just last season, in September 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2004/2005Sat 11 DecDerby County3 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Rams, and 6 goals against.

Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 29 points from their 32 games thus far. Derby County are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 55 points from 34 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest6231539
Derby County632112911

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Derby County running out narrow winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Derby County10 games since last away draw.