Nottm Forest v Crystal Palace

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By BBC Sport

Crystal Palace hope to welcome back Darren Ambrose and Alex Marrow.

Ambrose missed the goalless draw against Hull with a leg injury and Marrow has sat out the last two matches with an ankle problem.


Ominously for Palace, who have been woeful on the road, Watford's humbling of leaders QPR last Friday means Nottingham Forest are now the only side yet to lose at home in the Championship this season.

Forest have not been beaten during the regular season at the City Ground since September 2009 - a run of 28 matches, of which they have won 21 and drawn seven.

That underlines the scale of the task facing George Burley's Palace side, who have won only one of their last four games and have suffered four consecutive away defeats.

The Eagles have only won away once all season, and a series of missed chances meant they failed to pick up a valuable home win against fellow strugglers Hull last time out - a victory that would have taken them out of the bottom three.



• Nottingham Forest have won two and drawn one of the last three matches between these clubs.

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• Palace have lost on four of their last five visits to the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest

• Forest have not lost a Championship game this season in which they have scored the opening goal.

• Along with Reading, they are the division's draw specialists, having drawn nine times this term.

• The Reds have had only 180 attempts on goal.

• Dele Adebola could play against his former club.

Crystal Palace

• It is seven years since Palace suffered five consecutive away defeats.

• The Eagles have failed to score in nine of their Championship games this season - more than any other team.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport