Friday night's Championship action comes live from Oakwell.
Saturday evening's 2-0 win at Ipswich saw Forest climb away from the bottom three, with Britt Assombalonga's brace taking his tally to three goals from his last two games.
Barnsley started the season very well but have slid steadily down the table of late thanks to a run of just one win from 10 matches. Paul Heckingbottom's side need to rediscover their early season form to avoid being dragged into a scrap at the wrong end of the Championship.
The Key Battle - Conor Hourihane v Henri Lansbury
Two of the Championship's most gifted midfielders go head-to-head at Oakwell, with Hourihane in particular gaining plaudits for his consistently excellent displays in the Tykes' engine room.
A second-half winner from Dale Jennings was enough for Barnsley to run out 1-0 winners when these two sides last met in March 2014.
Forest just have the edge overall, with 28 wins in this fixture to Barnsley's 27.
Recent league form – most recent last:
Barnsley - LLWDDD
Nottingham Forest - WLLLDW
Who’s the ref?
Oliver Langford will be in charge in South Yorkshire.
The experienced official is yet to show a red card in his 17 matches to date this season.
What time is kick off?
The action gets underway at 7.45pm.
Where can I watch it?
Sky Sports 1 are showing this clash, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.
Barnsley - 7/5
Draw - 12/5
Nottingham Forest - 9/5