Ian Holloway predicts Nottingham Forest v Brighton

Holloway & Freedman

Forest host Chris Hughton's Seagulls side on Monday night.

Ian Holloway believes Brighton will beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 on Monday night, according to his regular predictions column for Sky Sports.

There is unrest at Nottingham Forest and the pundit feels changing managers hasn't helped things at the City Ground.

Brighton, meanwhile, are still in hot pursuit of a place in next season's Premier League. As such, the former manager believes the Seagulls will win 2-1 thanks to the togetherness in their camp. 

Holloway told Sky Sports: "I'm going to this one. I love going to the City Ground but I don't think the change of manager has helped things there. It should be an intriguing match and I don't want to upset the locals but Brighton look good for another away win.

"They've only lost two games on the road this season. That shows a real togetherness within the camp. I was speaking to Steve Sidwell on Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday and you can tell the lads there have a real special spirit."

There has been plenty of talk about Fawaz Al-Hasawi picking the team for Nottingham Forest even since Dougie Freedman's departure.

Clearly, there are issues at Forest even if all the rumours and reports aren't true.

For the Midlands outfit, it's very much about getting through to next season without any disastrous results.

From there, though, it's difficult to see where Nottingham Forest can go. Can they progress under Al-Hasawi or is there simply too much uncertainty at the club?

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