Chris Sutton and Paul Merson think Manchester City will go to town on Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

The Reds played really well against Tottenham on Sunday but a masterclass from Harry Kane saw them go down 2-0.

The England centre-forward scored after five minutes and, after seeing a spot-kick saved, wrapped the game up with nine to play.

The game proved a harsh lesson for the Reds but they will learn from the experience and hope to get even better.

Forest will know that if they continue to play in such a fashion for the remainder of the season, they should pick up points.

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Sutton and Merson certainly aren’t convinced though, with both being particularly critical of Steve Cooper’s men.

Sutton predicted Tottenham would beat Forest 5-0 at the weekend and this time out he’s predicted the Reds to be hit for six.

He told BBC Sport: “It is Manchester City at home, so I predict a high scoring win it’s just whether they take their foot off the gas.

“Forest will go and have a go but they will play into City’s hands.”

Merson echoed Sutton and he claimed in his Sportskeeda prediction piece that Forest will lose 5-0.

The Sky Sports pundit said: “Pick a score! I don’t know – what score do you want to go for? I don’t think we need to say much and Manchester City and they’ll win this game comfortably.

“For Forest, the worrying thing is that they played quite well against Tottenham but ended up on the losing side.”

Chris Sutton and Paul Merson think City will destroy Forest

To be honest, the Reds look like they could be on a hiding to nothing. City are an amazing team and this will be an extremely tough test.

Still, the pundits don’t appear to be giving too much credit to Forest as they prepare to face the champions.

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Forest will have to get used to this. It’s common knowledge that most pundits back the bigger clubs and the Reds will just have to keep giving their all.

The first month of the campaign has been tough and they will hope to get through Saturday’s game with some pride intact.

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