Billy Davies's side could find themselves 11 points from second position if results go against them on Saturday, but they will be confident of recording their fourth win in seven against the league's bottom-placed team.
Yeovil travel to the East Midlands for the second time in the space of a week, but they won't be eager for a repeat display at the City Ground.
The Glovers let slip a 2-0 lead at Derby County to eventually lose 3-2, but boss Gary Johnson would have been encouraged by his team's performance and that could see him retain the same starting lineup.
Nottingham Forest: DWDWDW
Yeovil Town: LWLWLL
Possible starting lineups
Nottingham Forest: Darlow; Lichaj, Harding, Collins, Lascelles; Moussi, Abdoun, Jara, Reid; Paterson, Cox
Yeovil Town: Stech; Ayling, McAllister, Webster, Duffy; Lundstram, Grant, Edwards, Ralls; Moore, Miller
Sports Mole says: 3-1