Nottingham Forest face what is likely their biggest game of the season as they welcome Arsenal to The City Ground in the Premier League this weekend.
Nottingham Forest currently sit 16th in the Premier League with eight wins, ten draws and eighteen losses from thirty-six games this season.
It's been a difficult season for Forest who are desperately trying to preserve their status as a Premier League club with just two games remaining.
Steve Cooper's side have done well to take matters down to the wire given how ropey their form has gotten at times, and they arguably enter this period in the best shape they've been all season as they begin to look like the myriad of new faces in the squad are starting to gel.
Their form coming into this game is fairly solid with Cooper's men winning two, drawing one and losing two of their last four games.
Their form at home has been good of late too given they're coming off the back of successive wins at The City Ground.
Forest may sense an opportunity here given Arsenal are coming into the game off the back of a defeat that has essentially put the final nail in the coffin of their season so their spirits will likely be dampened.
A loss here is no good for The Reds so they need to leave everything out on the pitch and go for the win.
Arsenal are currently 2nd in the Premier League with twenty-five wins, six draws and five losses from thirty-six games this season.
The Gunners have had an outstanding campaign and regardless of how things have ended they've exceeded expectations coming into the season.
There is obviously a huge sour feeling in and around the club at how things have unravelled in the final weeks having conceded the league title despite leading the league for the overwhelming majority of the season, but they must regather their composure and consider what they've achieved and how they've laid the foundations for further success.
They can still finish on eighty-seven points, a very commendable total, and they'll be desperate to accumulate the highest total possible as further validation of their progress.
They're coming in mixed form having won two of their last three games, but having lost 0-3 to Brighton & Hove Albion in their last game there is some worry over their physical and mental state here.
Arsenal will not want to collapse and go out with a whimper like they did last season but Mikel Arteta's side look like the air is going out of the balloon as his players fatigue following a long, hard season.
Nottingham Forest are fighting for their lives and have everything on the line, and it would not be hugely surprising if The Gunners fail to match Forest's intensity here.
The crowd will be raucous and Arsenal will have to contend with a highly motivated side if they are to take three points here.
For our Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.