The East Midlands derby takes place at The City Ground tomorrow evening as Sky Bet Championship rivals Nottingham Forest and Derby County go head-to-head.

The latest meeting between The Tricky Trees and The Rams has huge importance with both clubs battling for one of the four play-off places in the Sky Bet Championship.

Ahead of the match, The72 analyses some of the facts and figures from the previous meetings between Nottingham Forest and Derby County.

6 – Derby County have not lost any of their last six East Midlands derbies, a run dating back over three years

0 – The last two meetings between these two famous football clubs have ended goalless, the latest one coming at Pride Park in December

17 – Nottingham Forest’s number 17, Nelson Oliveira, netted the only goal in The Reds’ last victory over Derby County at The City Ground in November 2015

12 – Both sides had 12 attempts on goal during the goalless draw at Pride Park in December. They both managed to get three of those on target

5 – Derby County have not won on their last five visits to The City Ground, a sequence which has stretched back almost six-and-a-half years

1892 – The two clubs first met in October 1892 when Forest won 3-2 at Derby County in an Old Division One fixture

25 – Despite goals in this fixture being hard to find in recent times, there were 25 goals scored in the first five meetings, an average of five goals per game

39 – Nottingham Forest have won 39 East Midlands derbies, that’s just one more than Derby County

3 – When the pair met in December, both clubs picked up three yellow cards from match referee Keith Stroud

29,106 – The attendance when these two clubs last met at The City Ground was 29,106. Another full house is expected for the latest meeting tomorrow evening.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7.45pm and will be screened live on Sky Sports Football.


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I am Dan Pentland a writer and reporter for The72 and Chelsea Presser websites and editor and owner of FAWSL Full-Time magazine. Regularly reporting from EFL matches, FAWSL fixtures and various internationals. Completed the 92 in 2015! Contact me on Twitter @danpentlandpcuk or via E-mail [email protected]

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