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Paul Merson gives prediction ahead of Wolves vs Nottingham Forest

Wolves are facing Nottingham Forest this weekend, and Paul Merson has made his prediction ahead of the game.

It is a huge clash down at the bottom of the Premier League table at Molineux.

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Wolves have lost their last three games in the competition, and are currently still managerless.

The hope was that Julen Lopetegui would have been in place by now.

But the Spaniard this week turned down the job due to wanting to spend time with his family, which includes his father who is ill.

So Wolves officials have turned their attention to other targets

Apparently, Nuno Espirito Santo is a potential option to make a sensation return to Molineux.

It will be Steve Davis and James Collins who take the team on Saturday, as they did last weekend against Chelsea.

Wolves may be under interim management right now. But this is a huge opportunity for three points.

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Forest have really struggled so far this season, and are a point behind Wolves in the table.

It could be a tight game. But Merson reckons Wanderers are going to come out on top in the contest.

Predicting a 3-1 win for the home side, he said (Sportskeeda): “I was at Stamford Bridge to watch Wolves play against Chelsea in the Premier League the other day, and I’m a bit worried about what I saw. Wolves played a lot of good football, but they didn’t go anywhere with it. Every time Chelsea had a go, Wolves were so open.

“When Diego Costa does get match-fit, I think Wolves will do well. I don’t think they’ll go down this season, but they’ll need to sort a few things out. They’re decent going forward, but they’re poor at the back.

“Nottingham Forest are starting to show a little bit of what they’re capable of. I still think they’re going to get it right with Steve Cooper – the new contract nips speculation in the bud. Wolves have been a better team going forward, however, and should be able to win this game.”

It’s must-win for Wolves as Nottingham Forest come to town

Saturday’s game is simply huge.

Failure to win against Forest will set alarm bells ringing.

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Wolves may not have a manager. But surely they have enough quality to breach Forest and get all three points.

If Wolves do not come away with a win on Saturday, it could really dent confidence in the dressing room, and give the incoming manager a huge task.