FootyMAD's Nottingham Forest match preview

Last updated : 19 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Nottingham Forest fixture

Southampton play host to Nottingham Forest at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 52 games played, Saints have recorded 24 wins, and Nottm. Forest have come away with 14 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was more than a decade ago, in August 1998, with Nottm. Forest inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1994/1995Sat 18 MarNottm. Forest3 - 0SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. Saints have conceded a disappointing 8 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Nottm. Forest's away form is none too clever either, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 23 matches. Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 18 points from their 23 games thus far.

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

These are testing times at St. Marys for the Saints and the Madmen are unable to see past Nottm. Forest claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.