The hosts currently sit in 18th spot in the table, having garnered 33 points from 30 matches to date. Blackburn Rovers are six places and six points better off in 12th place.
Both sides come into the game on the back of defeats. Nottingham Forest suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Swansea. A late strike by Connor Roberts gave the Welsh outfit all three points.
Rovers were on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat away to Barnsley. Three late goals were shared between the sides, with Adam Armstrong's injury-time strike serving as a mere consolation for the Ewood Park outfit.
Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Rovers Head-to-Head
The two sides have met on 122 occasions in the past and Blackburn Rovers have a much better head-to-head record.
The Lancashire outfit have 53 wins and 33 draws to their name, while Nottingham Forest were victorious on 36 previous occasions.
Their most recent meeting came in October 2020 when an injury-time strike by Joe Lolley was enough to give Nottingham Forest a 1-0 away victory.
Nottingham Forest form guide: L-D-W-W-D
Blackburn Rovers form guide: L-L-L-W-W
Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Rovers Team News
Forest manager Chris Hughton will be without four first-team players for the visit of Blackburn Rovers. Harry Arter (calf), Samba Sow (ankle) and Scott McKenna (ankle) are all sidelined.
Sammy Ameobi is a new injury concern due to a knee issue, while Ryan Yates could make a return from a calf injury.
There are no suspension worries for the Tricky Trees.
Injuries: Harry Arter, Sammy Ameobi, Scott McKenna, Samba Sow
Doubtful: Ryan Yates
The visitors have three players ruled out for the trip to Nottingham. Bradley Johnson (hamstring), Daniel Ayala (groin) and Scott Wharton (Achilles tendon) are all unavailable for selection.
Lewis Holtby was substituted after coming off the bench against QPR last week. Scans showed his knee injury was not as serious as initially feared. The German midfielder might be in line for a return against Forest.
There are no suspension issues for manager Tony Mowbray.
Injuries: Bradley Johnson, Daniel Ayala, Scott Wharton
Doubtful: Lewis Holtby
Nottingham Forest Forest vs Blackburn Rovers Predicted XI
Nottingham Forest Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Brice Samba (GK); Gaetan Bong, Tobias Figueiredo, Joe Worrall, Cyrus Christie; Cafu, James Garner; Anthony Knockaert, Filip Krovinovic, Glenn Murrayi; Lewis Grabban
Blackburn Predicted XI (4-3-3): Thomas Kaminski (GK); Amari'i Bell, Jarrad Branthwaite, Darragh Lenihan, Ryan Nyambe; Jacob Davenport, Lewis Travis, Harvey Elliott; Ben Brereton, Adam Armstrong, Joe Rothwell
Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Rovers Prediction
Blackburn Rovers come into this game on a three-game losing run. The visitors, however, have what it takes to get back on track with a positive result.
Their expansive style of play suggests that goals could be scored at both ends but Forest's good run could see them share the spoils.
Prediction: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Blackburn Rovers