Chris Sutton has told BBC Sport that Nottingham Forest will lose a tight game on Monday when they face Leicester City.

The Reds will travel to the King Power Stadium to face the only team in the Premier League that currently occupy a lower place in the table.

Leicester have lost six games on the spin, with Forest tasting the sourness of defeat in their last four.

Brendan Rodgers is thought to be teetering close to the sack but after last season’s exploits, that’s unlikely to be the same for Steve Cooper.

Forest told they will lose Sutton
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Sutton does expect Leicester to come out on top though; which, given his other predictions this season isn’t really a surprise.

He told BBC Sport: “These are the bottom two teams and really anything could happen here. It’s hard to back either side to win it, because we know about their flaws.

“Forest keep losing, but I have massive sympathy for Steve Cooper because of the amount of change there has been to his squad.

“Cooper is going to need time for his new-look team to gel and, in the meantime, they’re going to find it tough.

“I don think Forest will score here – Leicester just can’t keep a clean sheet – but I think the Foxes will edge it, and get a much-needed win.”

Forest told they will lose by Sutton

The Reds know they still face a tough test on Monday night, despite Leicester’s current struggles.

Forest will head south knowing that win would leave their East Midlands rivals rooted to the foot of the table, however.

Forest told they will lose Sutton
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Not only that but it would lift the spirits and also ease some of the uncertainty surrounding Cooper.

His job shouldn’t be in any danger. We do know, however, that football is a very fickle mistress at times.

Forest can’t keep losing football matches and a win on Monday night would be just the tonic for everyone associated with the football club.

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