Wolves take on Nottingham Forest this weekend – and it is the biggest game of the season so far.

Wanderers sit just three points above the relegation zone, after losing the last two games to Newcastle United and Leeds United.

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Julen Lopetegui needs to get his side back on track.

He takes his players to the City Ground on Saturday, and it’s going to be a real scrap.

Forest are also fighting for their Premier League lives, and will definitely feel capable of getting a win.

There could be a bit of feistiness about the contest, following the scenes at the end of the last game between the two clubs.

Wolves and Forest were both fined for the fracas at the end of the Carabao Cup clash back in January.

There was also the ‘Playtime’ tweet Forest sent before the 1-0 loss to Wolves in the previous Premier League game, with Wanderers replying ‘Playtime’s over’ at full-time.

Paul Merson has been looking ahead to this weekend’s round of fixtures.

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And he believes the Reds are going to come out on top.

Predicting a 1-0 win for them, he says (Sportskeeda): “This is a massive game for both teams. Nottingham Forest have got to start winning their home games. 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 again last week and then had a player sent off. A Forest win here would bring Wolves right back into the relegation battle.”

Wolves simply must not lose to Nottingham Forest

It would be unthinkable for Wolves to lose to Forest on Saturday.

Having lost the last two, it would be hugely damaging not to pick up any points against Steve Cooper’s side.

Losing to another Premier League relegation rival would be very damaging psychologically.

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Lopetegui needs to ensure his players are absolutely pumped for the occasion.

A win on Saturday would do absolute wonders for morale and confidence.

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