first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ig game at the City Ground tonight with hosts Nottingham Forest battling to avoid the drop zone and Brighton pitching for one of the automatic spots.Forest are nine points clear of the relegation zone, so in all probability have already done enough but will want to make it mathematically certain. In any event, it’s been a poor season for them and they can’t seem to get anything right at the moment.Brighton have done well to recover from a huge mid-season blip having made a stunning start to the season – they beat Forest 1-0 on the opening day of the season which triggered a phenomenal 21 game unbeaten sequence in the League.The Seagulls were badly out of form over Christmas but have re-grouped well and will start favourites for tonight’s match on account of their superior 29 point advantage over their Championship rivals and the shocking recent run of Forest.Forest have won just one from their last 10 games under caretaker manager Paul Williams.Brighton manager Chris Hughton pointed towards his sides excellent away record when speaking to his club’s website: “That’s one area that has given us the most confidence. Most teams are going to get better results at home as opposed to away from home. If you are a team that can go away from home, hold your own and have a chance to get results, then it’s a wonderful confidence-booster for the squad.”Nottingham Forest v Brighton & Hove AlbionChampionship19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Aug 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Brighton 1-0 Nottm ForestFeb 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Brighton 2-3 Nottm ForestSep 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Nottm Forest 0-0 BrightonMay 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Nottm Forest 1-2 BrightonOct 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Brighton 1-3 Nottm ForestMar 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Nottm Forest 2-2 BrightonDec 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Brighton 0-0 Nottm ForestMar 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Nottm Forest 1-1 BrightonDec 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Brighton 1-0 Nottm ForestMar 2008 LEAGUE ONE Nottm Forest 0-0 BrightonBrighton look the bet at 11/10 with Star Sports to push themselves closer to the promised land and for Forest to be left frustrated with survival work still to do.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK BRIGHTON for 20 points at 11/10 with Star SportsSunday: -8.00 pointsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img