FootyMAD's Nottingham Forest match preview

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 19 November 2004
History of the Nottingham Forest v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 12 games played, Royals have recorded 3 wins, and Nottm. Forest have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Forest 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 17 JanNottm. Forest0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 16 AugReading3 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Fri 18 AprReading1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Sat 21 DecNottm. Forest2 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Sun 26 AprNottm. Forest1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Fri 24 OctReading3 - 3Nottm. ForestCHMP
1959/1960Sat 09 JanNottm. Forest1 - 0ReadingFAC

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Forest's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 14 points from their 19 games thus far. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 37 points from 19 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest61148114
Reading632112711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Royals of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at City Ground with Reading coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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