FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Southampton 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Southampton fixture

Southampton pack their bags to visit Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 32 and win only 11 of the 55 games.

The previous match played between the two at City Ground was within the last three years, in May 2009, with Nottingham Forest running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Southampton 3 - 2 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sun 03 May Nottm. Forest 3-1 Southampton Championship
2008/2009 Sat 20 Dec Southampton 0 - 2 Nottm. Forest Championship
1998/1999 Mon 28 Dec Nottm. Forest 1 - 1 Southampton Premiership
1998/1999 Sat 29 Aug Southampton 1 - 2 Nottm. Forest Premiership
1996/1997 Sat 05 Apr Nottm. Forest 1 - 3 Southampton Premiership
1996/1997 Wed 04 Sep Southampton 2 - 2 Nottm. Forest Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Forest have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Southampton's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottingham Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 24 points from their 25 games thus far.

Southampton are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 25 games giving them a return of 47 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 1 2 3 3 4 5
Southampton 6 2 2 2 7 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Southampton Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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