Forest will go into the match sitting fifth in the table, but they are just two points clear of ninth-placed Ipswich and only in the top six ahead of Blackpool on goal difference.
Billy Davies's team have lost just one of their last five matches but have dropped points to promotion rivals Burnley and Reading in that time.
The hosts are in poor form at The City Ground having failed to win any of their last four games in front of their own fans, drawing twice and losing twice.
Ipswich, meanwhile, will be looking to continue their recent run of good form and could end the day in the playoff positions if they pick up three points and other results go their way.
Mick McCarthy's side have been beaten just once in their last seven outings and four of their last five matches have seen the Tractor Boys come away with all three points.
Ipswich will be buoyed by their recent away form too, having gone five matches unbeaten on their travels, last losing away from home on September 22.
McCarthy has a fully-fit squad to choose from and is likely to name an unchanged side to the one that left it late to beat Huddersfield 2-1 last weekend.
Nottm Forest: LWDLDW
Possible starting lineups
Nottm Forest: Darlow; Harding, Lascelles, Hobbs, Halford; Reid, Jara, Abdoun, Lansbury; Cox, Mackie
Ipswich: Gerken; Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell; Anderson, Hyam, Skuse, Nouble; Murphy, McGoldrick
Sports Mole says: 1-1