Chris Sutton and Paul Merson forsee 'hard' Forest vs Leeds United clashLeeds United take on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon (2pm GMT) knowing that a win would see them leapfrog Steve Cooper's side in the table. Jesse Marsch's team head into the game looking for their first top-flight victory since November. The Whites will be buoyed from their FA Cup fourth round victory over Accrington Stanley, as they reached the fifth round of the competition for the first time since 2016. Steve Cooper's side suffered League Cup heartbreak on Wednesday night as Forest lost their second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final 2-0 to Manchester United.
"It's been a long time since Leeds picked up three points, however, and I don't think their wait will end this weekend. I've said it many times before, but it is too easy to get at them. " Score prediction: Nottingham Forest 2-2 Leeds United Paul Merson - Sportskeeda Merson told Sportskeeda: "This should be a brilliant game. If Nottingham Forest win this match, they could be seven points clear of the relegation zone.
"Those numbers are staggering and credit to Forest boss Steve Cooper for knitting a completely new team together, while continuing to add to it. Their results have been getting better too - yes, they are out of both cups now but they are four games unbeaten in the Premier League. "That's been enough for them to move above a Leeds side who have travelled in the opposite direction down the table but it is so close at the bottom that Jesse Marsch's side would move back above them with a win.
They will no doubt be looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans this weekend, yet Leeds will be hoping to take advantage the squad's tired legs. ALSO READ: Marcelo Bielsa trait sees former Leeds United star Raphinha hailed as 'future' of Barcelona Here's what the pundits think will happen when Leeds take on Forest on Sunday afternoon. Chris Sutton - BBC Sport Writing in his latest BBC Sport column, Sutton said: "Nottingham Forest just keep on signing players - even though the January transfer window is closed they have just brought in Andre Ayew, who was a free agent, for what is their 29th signing since they won promotion to the Premier League in May.