The last time the teams met the game finished 5-0 to promotion chasing Derby. This time they come up against a Forest side with much more confidence and optimism under new boss Stuart Pearce.
Forest are currently top of the table while Derby are seventh after five games of the season. Forest are one of only two unbeaten teams in the league and Derby would love nothing better than to be the ones to end that run.
As per usual the game at the City Ground is expected to be a combative and fiery affair. This fixture has certainly produced its fair share of red cards and bust-ups in the past.
One person who knows all about that is Dexter Blackstock. He was sent off in the fixture back in September 2012, and he has taken to Twitter to sarcastically play down the significance of the game this weekend.
Can't wait for this small game on Sunday!!!#nffc— Dexter Blackstock (@dexblackstock23) September 10, 2014
Blackstock will, contrary to his Tweet, not be treating this as a small game. Not in the slightest.