Nottingham Forest v Newcastle: Pick of the stats

Here are the key facts and figures before Saturday's game between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United in the Premier League.

  • Nottingham Forest have lost five of their past six Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous 24 matches at the City Ground since returning to the competition in 2022. Indeed, the Reds could lose both of their opening two home league matches of a calendar year for the first time since 2018.

  • Newcastle are unbeaten in their past seven top-flight away games against Nottingham Forest, with their past such defeat at the City Ground coming in May 1987. However, they have lost two Championship games there in that time.

  • Nottingham Forest striker Chris Wood has scored nine Premier League goals against sides he hass previously played for, including a hat-trick against Newcastle in this season’s reverse fixture. He could be the fifth player to score 10 such goals, after Nicolas Anelka (18), Andrew Cole, Peter Crouch and Louis Saha (all 12).

  • Newcastle’s Premier League games have seen more goals scored (85) than any other side this season (F48 A37). Indeed, their 37 goals conceded is already four more than they shipped in the whole of 2022-23 (33)

  • Kieran Trippier has provided nine assists in the Premier League this season, with only Ollie Watkins (10) providing more. The last Newcastle player to record double figures in a single top-flight campaign was Laurent Robert in 2001-02 (11).

Listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live from 17:30 GMT on Saturday

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