David Prutton issues Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest score prediction, backs Norwich and Bristol to draw

Neil Warnock, Manager of Middlesbrough. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Neil Warnock, Manager of Middlesbrough. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Neil Warnock, Manager of Middlesbrough. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
David Prutton has backed Middlesbrough to continue their unbeaten run in the Championship with a draw against Nottingham Forest this weekend.

Neil Warnock’s men have started the season brightly, and are currently eighth in the table, just one point shy of a play-off place.

An impressive patch of form has meant that the club haven’t lost a league game since their opening weekend defeat to Watford, and a midweek victory over Coventry City made it three wins in their last five outings.

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By contrast, Forest have struggled to recapture the form that took them so close to a play-off place just a few months ago.

One win in their opening eight matches has made for a slow start at the City Ground this term, and three consecutive 1-1 draws has done little to brighten the mood for a side who will have had realistic designs on bettering last season’s doomed promotion push.

As far as Sky pundit Prutton is concerned, Saturday’s meeting will represent a moment of stasis for both clubs, with Boro stretching their unbeaten run to eight games, and Forest registering a fourth straight 1-1 draw.

Middlesbrough have often struggled against the East Midlands club, and have recorded just one win in their last seven clashes against them. Their most recent victory came in April 2018.

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Last season, both sides had to settle for a sharing of the spoils after playing out a 2-2 draw at the Riverside in March, and a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in December.

In more promising news for Boro, however, Prutton has backed Bristol City, Norwich City and Luton to drop points this weekend too.