David Prutton predicts Nottingham Forest vs Sheffield Wednesday result

Sheffield Wednesday Manager Carlos Carvalhal

Nottingham Forest take on Sheffield Wednesday at the City Ground on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest’s Interim manager Gary BrazilNottingham Forest’s interim manager Gary Brazil

David Prutton has told Sky Sports that he expects Nottingham Forest to end Sheffield Wednesday's winning run when the two sides meet on Saturday.

The clash at the City Ground pits two sides who are currently going through vastly differing runs of form against each other. Forest had won three out of their first four games under caretaker boss Gary Brazil, but have lost their last two, including a heavy 5-1 defeat against Norwich at Carrow Road, and are now 17th in the table, just seven points above the bottom three.

Meanwhile, the Owls have won their last three, scoring six and conceding just one along the way. That form has seen Carlos Carvalhal's men, who are currently sixth, open a four-point gap to the sides chasing the play-offs. 

But Prutton believes that Forest's back-to-back losses will actually help them secure a more positive result against Wednesday.

"It has been a bit of a reality check for Gary Brazil over the last few games with how wonderful they had been, then getting thumped by Norwich and losing to Fulham shows there is still work to be done for them to not only progress but to also be safe from the drop," he told Sky Sports when explaining why he thinks the game will finish 2-2.

"Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in four and are just occupying that last play-off place, but I fancy Forest to get something. I think with the last two results, it will have brought them back down to earth and they will go into this game very aware of what Wednesday can do with the fire power they have got."

Sheffield Wednesday Manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

In fairness, both teams' recent results does not tell the entire story regarding their form. Forest were thrashed by the Canaries, but three of their goals were long-range screamers, and they only narrowly lost to play-off contenders Fulham in midweek.

And Wednesday struggled to put their midweek game against second-bottom side Blackburn to bed, and were relying on a spot of possible fortune as Rovers were not awarded a goal following a long-range effort that came down off the bar and looked as if it may have possibly crossed the line - it was inconclusive even on the replays - before they then had a goal disallowed.

But while Prutton expects Forest to use their recent woes to inspire them to a better display, Carvalhal will surely be suggesting to his players that a couple of different decisions from the officials may have seen them go into the game having dropped points, and thus, they cannot afford to take Gary Brazil's men lightly.  

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