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Sky Sports pundit predicts result of Nottingham Forest v Hull City

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It is a meeting between two-play-off hopefuls this weekend when Hull City travel to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest.

A win for either side could see them move within a point of the play-offs, depending on results and a defeat could put a considerable dent in either club’s aspirations of prolonging their respective campaigns.

Martin O’Neill’s men were humbled at the bet365 Stadium, losing to Stoke 2-0 last weekend having just seen off rivals Derby County the week before.

Forest have just two wins in their last six matches, losing and drawing two each of the other four.

It is their indifferent form that needs to improve when Hull come to town tomorrow.

And Nigel Adkins’ men are on a resurgence once again having won their last two matches in a row.

That comes after winning just one of the six before the consecutive victories.

It is a game that could have a significant bearing on the chasing pack come Saturday evening, but it is sure to be yet another captivating Championship story to be told at the City Ground.

Ahead of the fixture between the two teams, David Prutton offered his thoughts on the outcome of the game for Sky Sports.

The EFL presenter predicted: “It really has been a case of one step forward and one step back for Nottingham Forest this season.

“They beat Derby one week then go to Stoke and lose the next.

“They have won back-to-back games just once, and that is why they currently find themselves on the outside of the play-offs looking in.

“These two sides head into the weekend level on points, and this is a tough one to predict, so I’m going to sit on the fence and go for a draw. 1-1.”

The verdict

Another game in the division that has an impact on the chasing pack for the play-offs.

This is a must-win for both teams and at the very least a must-not-lose situation.

A win for either side could move them within one point of the play-offs so it will no doubt be an edgy game with time running out this season.

A draw seems the most probable result, but I think Forest, being at home, could nick this 2-1.

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