Ian Wright has predicted that Nottingham Forest will defeat Brentford this Saturday. The commentator was asked about the outcome, and Reds fans will appreciate his response.
This weekend, Forest travel to the Bees in search of their third victory of the season. So far, they’ve won against Sheffield United and Chelsea, drawn with Burnley, and lost to Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City. Forest’s positive signs are beginning to emerge. They do appear to be a team this season, whereas the Reds appeared to be a disconnected, scared-to-death disaster at the start of last season.
Wright expects a Nottingham Forest victory over Brentford.
Forest is a favorite of the player who played for Arsenal in the 1990s. He played on loan for the club near the end of his career, scoring a hat-trick against Walsall.
On the most recent episode of Sky Sports’ The Overlap, Wright was questioned about the outcome of the result. He joined many other analysts in reviewing the weekend’s games. Wright believes Forest’s home advantage will help them this weekend. He believes they will win and that Brentford will suffer their third consecutive defeat.
“I’m going to go Forest at home, 3-1, I think 3-1 to Forest,” he stated on The Overlap. Actually, I’m going 2-1 to Forest.”
Forest looking for winning formula against Brentford
It’s hard to be too critical of the Reds given the start to the season. Against Burnley at home in the last City Ground clash, however, Forest did struggle with getting a stranglehold on the game.
That’s the challenge facing Steve Cooper now. He has a brilliant squad – arguably the best for many years – and a winning formula on home soil is something that he must strive for.
Brentford will provide a stern test for Forest. Thomas Frank plays a good brand of football and they will be looking to bounce back after defeats to Everton and Newcastle.
Forest have to be ready this weekend. Anything other than a top performance could see the Reds come unstuck and Cooper will be hoping that isn’t the case.