Paul Merson thinks Nottingham Forest will draw with Brentford on Saturday in the Premier League.

The ex-Arsenal man has been delivering his verdict in his weekly Sportskeeda column.

Merson is known for backing Forest to get thrashed but this week he’s snapped out of his stereotype.

The Reds will go into the game on the back of a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Arsena.

Prior to that, however, they did beat Liverpool on home soil and the City Ground must become a fortress.

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Steve Cooper has overseen just two wins all season.

It’s been a real baptism of fire for Forest in the Premier League and they now have two massive home games.

Brentford are first up before Crystal Palace come to Nottingham next weekend.

Merson thinks this weekend will finish as a draw, with the result doing both teams little good.

He told Sportskeeda: “Nottingham Forest have every chance to win this game. They were great against Liverpool but got a reality check at Arsenal.

“That will be their season. I don’t think they’ll ever be winning four matches on the trot. They’ve got to take the rough with the smooth.

“If their players can cope with that, they might be alright.”

Paul Merson delivers Nottingham Forest v Brentford prediction

Hold the front page! Merson hasn’t predicted Forest to lose in the Premier League.

There can’t have been many more weeks when the ex-Premier League forward has given Forest so much credit.

It has to be said that he’s made some good points this week.

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Forest won’t be the sort of team that reel off four wins on the trot in the Premier League.

What they must do is identify games where they think they can play their own game and really attack the opposition.

Saturday has to be viewed as one of those occasions.

As a result, the Reds need to be ready and must ensure they’re bang up for it in front of a packed City Ground crowd.

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