Paul Merson says Nottingham Forest are flying, predicts result v Watford

The Sky Sports pundit has predicted Forest's cup clash with the Hornets.

Paul Merson says Nottingham Forest are 'flying' in the Championship and has predicted a 1-1 draw between the Midlands outfit and Watford in the FA Cup this weekend, according to his regular predictions column on Sky Sports.

Dougie Freedman's men are on a very impressive run of form, while Watford have thrived since getting promoted to the Premier League.

And the pundit therefore can't choose between the pair, suggesting Forest's habit for draws could see this one end as a stalemate.

Merson told Sky Sports: "Forest are flying, they are unbeaten in 13 matches. But since Watford beat Newcastle they are almost safe, they just need a few more wins, so they can concentrate on this game and try to get something out of it.

"Even though Forest are on a run, they have drawn a few games and I think this will be another one."

Nottingham Forest's Championship run is an incredible one.

Freedman's men were unbeaten in 12 heading into their league clash with QPR and, although they didn't necessarily do it in spectacular fashion, their 0-0 draw extended that to 13.

Watford are no pushovers, though. The Hornets did recently lose four in a row but got back on track against Newcastle United last weekend and have enjoyed an otherwise exceptional season.

It's tough to call between the two sides.

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