Leicester City host Nottingham Forest on Monday night in an early crunch meeting between the Premier League's bottom two.
Both clubs are in the midst of losing streaks. Leicester have been beaten in each of their last six Premier League matches, with Forest boasting the marginally superior run of just the four straight defeats. To add an undercurrent of animosity to a contest fraught with tension already, the Monday night showpiece is the first top flight meeting of this century between these east Midlands rivals.
Here's everything you need to know about a head-to-head between this thoroughly out-of-form duo.
Where are Leicester vs Nottingham Forest playing?
- Location: Leicester, England
- Stadium: King Power Stadium
- Date: Monday 3 October
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST
- VAR: Chris Kavanagh
- Referee: Robert Jones
Where can you watch Leicester vs Nottingham Forest in the UK?
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
- Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
- Channel: Sky Ultra HD
- Streaming Service: NOW TV
- Streaming Service: Sky Go
- Broadcast Time: 19:00 (BST)
Where can you watch Leicester vs Nottingham Forest in the United States?
- Channel: NBC Universo
- Streaming Service: NBC Sports
- Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
- Broadcast Time EST: 15:00
- Broadcast Time PST: 12:00
Where can you watch Leicester vs Nottingham Forest in Canada?
- Streaming Service: fuboTV
- Broadcast Time (EST): 15:00
Where can you watch Leicester vs Nottingham Forest Highlights?
- Channel: Sky Sports Football
- Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel
Leicester vs Nottingham Forest H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Leicester: 1 Win
Nottingham Forest: 2 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Nottingham Forest: WLLLL
Leicester team news
The Nigerian national team manager Jose Peseiro revealed that Wilfred Ndidi "felt something in his hamstring" while in light training last week. Patson Daka also withdrew from Zambia's camp with a medical concern, placing his involvement this Monday in doubt.
Both full-backs Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand aren't expected to feature in the foreseeable future.
Leicester predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest
Leicester Starting 11 (4-3-3): Ward; Castagne, Faes, Evans, Justin; Tielemans, Soumare, Dewsbury-Hall; Maddison, Vardy, Barnes.
Bench: Iversen, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Praet, Thomas, Soyuncu, Vestergaard.
Nottingham Forest team news
Both Morgan Gibbs-White and Scott McKenna pulled out of their respective national team call-ups to receive further medical treatment in Nottingham. Emmanuel Dennis was also unavailable for Nigeria but was pictured back in training with Forest ahead of the short trip to Leicester.
Orel Mangala also returned to the grass following his recovery from a thigh injury but suffered "a bit of a setback".
The defensive pairing of Omar Richards (leg) and Moussa Niakhate (hamstring) remains short of match fitness after extended spells on the sidelines.
Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs Leicester
Nottingham Forest Starting 11 (3-4-1-2): Henderson; Worrall, Cook, Boly; Williams, Yates, Freuler, Lodi; Lingard; Johnson, Awoniyi.
Bench: Hennessey, Biancone, O'Brien, Toffolo, Surridge, Kouyate, Dennis, Bade, Soh.
Leicester vs Nottingham Forest score prediction
According to the under-fire Brendan Rodgers, there is "no better game" to ignite Leicester's season than Monday night's derby. Of course, that assessment is made on the assumption that the Foxes will perform better than the abject showing they produced while losing 4-1 to Forest in February.
This season's disjointed iteration of Steve Cooper's Forest side has scarcely shown the cohesion to cobble together a performance of that lofty standard.
Leicester's underlying numbers suggest they haven't been quite as dreadful as their tally of one point from seven matches. After time to reset provided by the international break, the Foxes may live up to their manager's billing and claim their first victory in this high-stakes setting.
Prediction: Leicester 2-1 Nottingham Forest