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Stats Zone: Nottingham Forest

The facts and figures ahead of tomorrow's trip to The City Ground

9 April 2018

The Match in Numbers

3 – We have won on our last three visits to The City Ground, scoring three goals on each occasion

8 – Draws between the two

9 – All nine of Kieran Dowell’s goals have come with his left foot, the highest number in the Championship

10 – Both sides have ten victories in this fixture

11 – We are unbeaten when Ollie Watkins has scored this term, the ten games he has found the net ending in seven wins and three draws

12 – Forest have conceded a league high 12 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season

24 – Saturday was the 24th time we’ve scored first in a Championship game, only Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham have opened the scoring more often this term

33 – The last eight encounters have averaged more than four goals a game

461 – Forest haven’t scored a league goal in their last five outings, a run that now stands at nearly eight hours

606 – Only Sunderland have been behind at home for more minutes than Forest this campaign

The First Meeting

6 February 1909, FA Cup Second Round - Nottingham Forest 1 Brentford 0 

Brentford XI: McIver; Rhodes, Ewing, Badger, Jay, Richards, Ryalls, Sugden, McKenzie, Connelly, Buxton 

After beating Gainsborough Trinity in the First Round, The Bees suffered a narrow defeat on their first trip to Forest.

The Last Meeting

12 August 2017, Sky Bet Championship - Brentford 3 Nottingham Forest 4

Brentford XI: Bentley, Dalsgaard, Egan, Bjelland, Henry, McEachran (Watkins), Mokotjo, Yennaris (Sawyers), Jota, Jozefzoon (Maupay), Vibe

Bees beaten at home despite Andreas Bjelland and Neal Maupay's first goals for The Bees; John Egan also on target in the home defeat

There will be Pay on the Day, cash only, pre-match at The City Ground tomorrow. Tickets will be on sale, Adults £22, Seniors £17, 18-23 £10, Students/16-17 £5, Under-16s £1.

After Forest, and Saturday’s trip to Fulham, Dean Smith’s men will be back at Griffin Park next week when we face our local rivals Queens Park Rangers (Saturday 21 April). Tickets our game against The R’s are available to previous ticket purchasers and selling fast so secure your place online here.


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