Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted the score of Nottingham Forest v Wolves in his latest predictions piece for Sportskeeda.

The Reds take on Wolves this weekend, with both sides looking to start pulling clear of the bottom three.

Forest have gone six games without a win and they’ve now slipped to within two points of 18th place in the Premier League.

Merson predicts Forest v Wolves
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Steve Cooper can ill afford any further damaging results and a home win is a must in Saturday’s six-pointer.

Forest were beaten by Newcastle last time out. Eddie Howe’s team scored in injury time of both halves, as the Reds were largely outplayed.

Interestingly, Forest led in that game through Emmanuel Dennis but they still never really showed enough belief in the contest.

Forest have played Wolves twice so far this season. They were beaten 1-0 at Molineux in October but beat Julen Lopetegui’s side in the Carabao Cup.

Saturday will be a completely different game, however. Forest need a win to come out of their slump, whilst Wolves can move further away from the bottom three.

Merson expects a cagey one and told Sportskeeda: “This is a massive game for both teams. Nottingham Forest have got to start winning their home matches. They haven’t won any of their last three home matches. They have three big games coming up before a difficult run, and this is a must-win game for them.

“Wolves fell behind against Leeds last week and then had a player sent off. A Forest win here would bring Wolves right back into the relegation battle. Nottingham Forest 1-0 Wolves.”

Merson predicts Forest v Wolves

The Sky Sports pundit is spot on here; this game is absolutely huge for Forest and a defeat would leave them perilous.

Forest can’t afford to keep having winless games, particularly on home soil where their fate will likely be decided.

Merson predicts Forest v Wolves
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The Reds haven’t won in three home games, although Merson is perhaps forgetting that two of those were against Manchester City and Newcastle.

Forest will see a clash with Wolves as a winnable game. They must start quickly and if the fans can stay onside, a win is more than achievable.

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