Paul Merson has provided his weekly forecast for Nottingham Forest, who will travel to West Ham United on Sunday to play under David Moyes.
The team led by Steve Cooper will be aiming to win two straight after upsetting Unai Emery’s team at the City Ground the previous game.
West Ham is attempting to win in the Premier League for the first time since defeating Sheffield United 2-0 on September 30.
Despite Forest’s victory over Arsenal the previous weekend, former player Merson acknowledges that he doesn’t think Forest will win this weekend’s match at the London Stadium.
Merson about West Ham against. Forest
The 55-year-old has made the derogatory assertion that the Irons will easily win on Sunday in his column with Sportskeeda.
“Right now, West Ham United is having a rough time. That seems strange considering how strong they appeared to be a few weeks ago.
“In their last five games across all competitions, they have dropped four of them. Despite their recent dip, I’m going to side with the Hammers in this one.
They haven’t been able to break the recent losing streak of games. However, they should use this matchup versus Forest to help their season get back on track.
“I continue to believe that the Hammers are doing well enough to defeat Steve Cooper’s team.
“They should be able to glide to an easy win here with Lucas Paqueta and Edson Alvarez back in the mix.”
West Ham United 2-0 Nottingham Forest is the prediction.
Can Forest pick up a second away win?
The Reds matched their record for away victories from the previous campaign after defeating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge early in the season.
But since the Chelsea triumph, the Reds have failed to win all three points away from home. Cooper’s team may have a chance to break that streak on Sunday.
Having played in the Europa League today, Moyes’ team hasn’t been playing at their best, so they should be fatigued on Sunday.
Building on their outstanding victory from the previous weekend, Forest hopes to get farther away from the Premier League relegation zone.