Nottm Forest v Bristol City

24 January 2011 03:13
Nottingham Forest club captain Paul McKenna will hope to feature following his recent return to fitness. McKenna has been an unused substitute for the last three matches. [LNB]Bristol City are still unable to call upon on-loan Tottenham youngster Danny Rose, who continues to struggle with back and hamstring problems. [LNB]Striker Jon Stead (ankle) and central defender Lewin Nyantanga (Achilles) are also expected to miss the game at the City Ground. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW Nottingham Forest have gone 32 regular-season home games without losing, and are undefeated in 28 matches against Bristol City, who last beat them in December 1974 and have not won at the City Ground since November 1955. [LNB]And the current form of these sides suggests the task facing City on Tuesday is enormous. They have been struggling, while Forest are the Championship's form team, having taken 16 points from a possible 18. [LNB]That run has seen Forest move into the top six, and their three consecutive league victories are an ominous sign for a City side that is without a victory in four league and cup games, and without a goal in three. [LNB]The Robins have found the going particularly tough away from home, picking up only two points from a possible 15 on the road since winning at Swansea in November. That was a shock victory, and so too would a win at Forest, who have taken 10 points since the start of 2011 - a feat matched only by Leicester. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• Forest have won 36 and City 13 of the 78 previous matches between these clubs. [LNB] Have your say on this match • Eight of the last 12 league meetings between them have ended in draws, including last season's matches, which both finished 1-1. [LNB]Nottingham Forest[LNB]• Forest are top of the Championship's 'form table' based on the last six matches. [LNB]• Nineteen of Forest's 25 league games this season have either been drawn or decided by a single goal. [LNB]• Dele Adebola could face his former club. [LNB]Bristol City[LNB]• City have won only one of their last seven league matches. [LNB]• They have scored 13 goals and taken 13 points in their 13 away league games this season. [LNB]• Of their 273 attempts on goal this term, 158 have been on target - an accuracy rate of 58%. Only Watford, the division's top scorers, boast a better ratio.

Source: BBC_Sport