Simon Jordan has told TalkSPORT that he fancies Nottingham Forest to beat Bournemouth in tonight’s Championship promotion six-pointer.
Forest take on the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium tonight knowing that a win would put them into second place in the Championship.
Furthermore, it would mean the Reds would likely reach the Premier League by beating Hull on Saturday in the final game of the campaign.
It’s been quite a remarkable turnaround under Steve Cooper. The Reds sat bottom of the table when he arrived in September, with just four points from eight matches.
Jordan has stuck the boot into Cooper in recent weeks. He is, however, of the opinion that he’s not the manager under pressure in tonight’s game.
He told TalkSPORT: “This is the equivalent of a play-off final for Nottingham Forest. It’s a huge game.
“If you look at the balance of form, Scott Parker is under huge pressure.
“Nottingham Forest are going into it absolutely flying and the pressure is on Bournemouth as they’re in the box seat.
“I can’t see past a Forest win, but that’s because I can’t see past what happened against Swansea. They smashed them to pieces.
“It’s going to be one hell of a game. I’d rather watch Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest than Villareal v Liverpool.”
Jordan fancies Forest and fans are confident too
It’s always nice to hear pundits talk up the Reds but he’s perhaps wrong to suggest it’s a play-off final for Forest.
If you lose a play-off final it really is the last chance saloon and the season ends in disappointment.
Tonight, that won’t be the case and if Forest do get turned over by Bournemouth they will have the play-offs to fall back on.
Being this close will give Forest an incentive though and you can bet that the Reds will be up for tonight’s game.
Cooper will keep a calm head and he will hope that his players can once again do the business and leapfrog Bournemouth in the Championship.