Sky Sports’ bumper coverage of the 2015/16 Football League season gets under way on Friday night with a curtain-raising game between Brighton and Nottingham Forest.The 7.45pm kick-off will start what is set to be another enthralling Sky Bet Championship season, with the drama that has become synonymous with the division expected again over the next 10 months.
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- Brighton have lost their last three opening day fixtures, against Hull City (1-0, 2012/13), Leeds United (2-1, 2013/14) and Sheffield Wednesday (1-0, 2014/15).
- Forest have won their last three opening day fixtures, against Bristol City (1-0, 2012/13), Huddersfield Town (1-0, 2013/14) and Blackpool (2-0, 2014/15).
- Forest have conceded only one goal in their last nine opening day Football League matches.
Brighton & Hove Albion wins: 8
Nottingham Forest wins: 15
Last season, the pair battled out a 0-0 draw at the City Ground in September, while Forest pipped the return fixture 3-2, with goals from Danny Collins, Henri Lansbury and Ben Osborn. Lewis Dunk and Beram Kayal found the net for the Seagulls.
Every Brighton fan will remember their most recent success against Nottingham Forest. It came on the final day of the 2013/14 season and guided the south coast side into the Play-Offs. Seagulls fans, enjoy these highlights…
Bobby Zamora has returned to Brighton after a 12-year absence and could feature against Nottingham Forest.
The 34-year-old played for Brighton between 2000 and 2003, scoring 76 times in 125 games for The Albion, and manager Chris Hughton believes that his quality can shine through once again.
Read more: Bobby Zamora brings ‘top quality’ to Brighton & Hove Albion – Chris Hughton
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