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We meet again: Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers

2 April 2015

Ever get the feeling you’ve seen someone before? That's certainly the case with Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

They've seen plenty of each other down the years, and their Good Friday meeting at the City Ground will be the 118th league meeting between the two sides.


It’s a fixture that has traditionally produced goals, with Forest and Wolves clashes averaging over three goals per game. Of the previous 117 encounters, only 10 have finished 0-0.

The biggest margin of victory came way back in 1893, when Forest hammered Wolves 7-1 at Forest’s previous home, the Town Ground.

Wolves have also had their share of high-scoring wins in the fixture, with two 6-1 successes coming in 1896 and 1968.

More recent clashes have been closer affairs, although Wolves won 5-1 at Molineux back in 2008, with Michael Kightly scoring twice.

Kightly has netted some important goals in this fixture down the years, including the winner in March 2009 – the last time Wolves triumphed against their Easter opponents.

Although Forest have notched 175 league goals against Wolves down the years, Matt Doherty’s header in a 3-1 defeat two seasons ago was Wolves’ 200th in this fixture.


Forest have taken the points in all three meetings since 2009, including a comfortable 3-0 win at Molineux earlier this season when Britt Assombalonga, Matty Fryatt and Henri Lansbury scored to take the points back to the East Midlands.

But Wolves hold the upper hand historically, having won 53 times to Forest’s 40, with 24 games ending level.

Where they stand

The two sides currently sit eighth and ninth in the Sky Bet Championship table, with Wolves eight points ahead and firmly in the chase for the Play-Offs.

Kenny Jackett's men are unbeaten in four following an impressive win over Derby County last time out, while Forest may have left it too late for a top-six push. Despite winning seven of their 11 outings since Dougie Freedman's appointment they remain 10 points off the Play-Off places.


We'll be providing goal updates from the 118th league meeting between Nottingham Forest and Wolves, as well as all the other Sky Bet Championship games over the Easter weekend, on Twitter via @SkyBetChamp.

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