FootyMAD's Nottingham Forest match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Nottingham Forest v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 6 and win only 2 of the 11 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2002, with Nottm. Forest running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugReading3 - 0Nottm. ForestLD1
2002/2003Fri 18 AprReading1 - 0Nottm. ForestLD1
2002/2003Sat 21 DecNottm. Forest2 - 0ReadingLD1
1997/1998Sun 26 AprNottm. Forest1 - 0ReadingLD1
1997/1998Fri 24 OctReading3 - 3Nottm. ForestLD1
1959/1960Sat 09 JanNottm. Forest1 - 0ReadingFAC
1950/1951Sat 20 JanNottm. Forest1 - 1ReadingD3S

Recent respective form guides

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

Reading's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Royals have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 26 matches. Reading's 39 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Royals out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Nottm. Forest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Reading Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.