The Rams will head into today’s lunchtime kickoff as favourites and will be backed by many football followers to make it five wins out of five in all competitions.
Steve McClaren’s side are currently second in the Championship table with 48 points from 25 matches, level on points with leaders Bournemouth but with an inferior goal difference.
Meanwhile, Forest have lost their last four matches in all competitions and find themselves 13th in the Championship table with 31 points from 25 matches.
Manager Stuart Pearce has come under pressure, and he will be determined to lead his team to win today.
It promises to be an exciting game at the iPro Stadium, and here is how Derby and Forest will line up.
Derby County XI:
Nottingham Forest XI:
#NFFC: De Vries, Lichaj, Wilson, Hobbs (c), Kane, Antonio, Gardner, Tesche, Osborn, Lansbury, Assombalonga— Nottingham Forest FC (@Official_NFFC) January 17, 2015