Paul Merson backs Manchester City to beat Nottingham Forest 5-0

Paul Merson has backed Manchester City to beat Nottingham Forest 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Merson told Sportskeeda: “Pick a score! I don’t know – what score do you wanna go for? I don’t think we need to say much about Manchester City and I expect them to win this game comfortably. As for Forest, the worrying thing is that they played quite well against Tottenham but ended up on the losing side.

“Dean Henderson has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season and if you look at their transfer policy, they’re signing every Tom, Dick and Harry. Is it working, though? It’s too early in the season for passing judgements, but Steve Cooper will hope his new players settle in quickly as he looks to find his best starting XI.

“Erling Haaland has taken to the Premier League like a fish to water and has already notched up six goals, but the funny thing is that he’s probably only touched the ball like 35 times! If he doesn’t get injured, I’d say he’s already won the Premier League Golden Boot – we might as well just give it to him now! He’s had an unbelievable start to his Manchester City career, fair play to him.”

Prediction: Manchester City 5-0 Nottingham Forest