Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has said that he was disappointed by Nottingham Forest’s last performance ahead of their trip to Wolves on Saturday.
In Aitor Karanka’s first game in charge since taking over from Mark Warburton, Forest slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa last wekeend, Scott Hogan netting the only goal of the game to kick off the Spaniard’s reign in the worst possible fashion.
Meanwhile league leaders Wolves drew 0-0 with Barnsley in their last league outing, while they found themselves dumped out of the FA Cup at the hands of struggling Premier League Swansea City in mid-week in their replay, the Swans running out 2-1 winners at the Liberty Stadium.
However Prutton has backed Nuno’s men to return to winning ways this weekend and further compound last week’s disappointment for Nottingham Forest, with Wolves knowing a win could extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points if results go their way.
Predicting a 2-1 win for the home side at Molineux, he wrote on Sky Sports’ website: “It wasn’t a great start for Aitor Karanka last week as Nottingham Forest fell at home to Aston Villa.
“They put in an incredibly dour performance, which was disappointing to see from them after such a fantastic win over Arsenal in the FA Cup the week before.
“It doesn’t get any easier for Forest with a trip to Molineux on Saturday. Wolves have the best home record in the Championship and they’re in a great position to keep that going. Home win.”
The two sides met back in September at the Forest Ground, with Wolves running out 2-1 winners thanks to a brace from Diogo Jota, while the last clash at Molineux ended 1-0 to the home side, Nouha Dicko netting the difference.