The big Championship clash at the City Ground sees Billy Davies' side take on league leaders Burnley on the back of an excellent away performance at Leicester City prior to the international break.
That 2-0 success lifted Forest back up to 5th in the table, 8 points behind surprise pace-setters Burnley for whom Danny Ings and Sam Vokes have scored 16 times between them so far this season.
Then it is the 'Battle of Britain' between super-middleweight legend Froch, in his 11th consecutive world title fight and with his WBA and IBF belts on the lines, and the unbeaten George Groves.
Normally an affable man, Froch has been scathing of his next opponent, citing a 'lack of respect, from the Londoner who is 11 years his junior.
The Reds are are a best price of 23/20 to win their game, Froch is more fancied and is 2/7 to retain his titles.