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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 43 games played, Forest have recorded 15 wins, and Derby County have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2004/2005Sat 26 FebNottm. Forest2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 11 DecDerby County3 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Rams have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Nottm. Forest's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Forest's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 3 against.

Derby County are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 29 from their 27 matches played. Nottm. Forest are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 52 points from the 27 games they have played so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222778
Nottm. Forest641112313

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 Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Nottm. Forest Last drawn game 5 outings ago.