Prutton Previews: West Brom vs Nottingham Forest

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 3:28pm

By David Prutton

Former footballer now turned Love Sport presenter and EFL pundit David Prutton gives us his preview for this weekend's best game and a prediction

The game i'm focusing on, and i'm very, very intrigued about is West Brom against Nottingham Forest- first against fifth in the Championship.

Last Saturday I was there in the City ground and they played against a Leeds' team who we know have been stuttering. A very well deserved and well fought out 2-0 victory. 

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And for West Brom on Sunday we saw them battle back after a couple of defeats to beat Millwall. 

As the games came in thick and fast over the course of the week, I thought Forest would have beaten Charlton. It wasn't to be. Lots of changes. Sabri Lamouchi was saying perhaps it was enforced changes with some key men not playing. Obviously Lewis Grabban is the one who sticks out for them. So if he is a prolonged absentee he will be a big miss. 

I think it will be again another stern test of how good West Brom have become. We saw in the reverse of this fixture on the opening day of the season and for 20 minutes Forest were very good. Great atmopshere and really started the season with a bang. But then West Brom maneuvered them around and became very hard to beat and came away with all three points.

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So I think it will be a tough ask for Lamouchi's side. It will be a great test of their automatic promotion credentials but I just see West Brom being strong enough. They showed great character to come back from 1-0 down against Reading last night.

Prediction

So Saturday lunchtime at The Hawthorns, a tough test for Forest but I just see West Brom getting through it and winning 2-1!

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