Date:Monday February 4 2013
On Saturday Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Ashton Gate and City will be hoping to get revenge after going down 1-0 at the City Ground earlier this season.
Forest are one of Sean O'Driscoll's old clubs, in fact Forest was his last job before joining the Robins on January 14th. But 'Nosey' as he was known in his Fulham days, lasted only five months in the hot seat at the City Ground before he was sacked after beating Leeds United 4-2.
In his time at Forest he brought in eleven players, but in his 26 games in charge, he won ten, drew nine and lost seven, giving him a win percentage of just 38, not enough for the owners, the Al Hasawi family.
Earlier this season, in fact the first league game of the season O'Driscoll was in charge at Forest when they came up against Bristol City, the home side won that game 1-0 and the goal was scored by one of O'Driscoll's new signings Adlene Guedioura.
On Saturday there is a very good chance that City could get the three points, Forest are going through something of a slump at the moment, they have won just once in their last seven games, losing four of them, including the last two against Birmingham City and Watford. There is also a question mark hanging over current manager, Alex McLeish's head over how much longer he will last in the job.
When it comes to past matches between the two clubs at Ashton Gate, the last time City had any joy in beating Forest was December 1974 when they pulled off a 1-0 win in the old Second Division.
All in all there have been 82 games between City and Forest over the years, the Robins have only recorded 14 wins with 38 wins going to Nottingham, and 30 games have ended all square.
With a bit of luck O'Driscoll should be able to lead City to Victory on Saturday taking Forest's current form into account, it may prove to be
McLeish's last game in charge, you never know.
One thing is for certain, it will be a cracking game as both sides are desperate for the points.
Date:Monday February 4 2013
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