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Last updated : 02 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Nottingham Forest v Southampton fixture

Nottm. Forest play host to Southampton at City Ground on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 31 and lost only 11 of the 54 games.

The last time the two teams met at Nottm. Forest was more than a decade ago, in December 1998, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 DecSouthampton0 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
1998/1999Mon 28 DecNottm. Forest1-1SouthamptonPREM
1998/1999Sat 29 AugSouthampton1 - 2Nottm. ForestPREM
1996/1997Sat 05 AprNottm. Forest1 - 3SouthamptonPREM
1996/1997Wed 04 SepSouthampton2 - 2Nottm. ForestPREM
1995/1996Sat 13 JanNottm. Forest1 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1995/1996Sat 19 AugSouthampton3 - 4Nottm. ForestPREM

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Saints have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 50 points from 45 matches. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 45 points from their 45 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest6231659

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Forest's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Southampton. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Southampton Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.