Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Tips & Betting Preview
Chelsea had one rough game against Arsenal in which they managed to get one point. Although they were favorites in this match, the Blues have to be satisfied with only one point. Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, performs in waves, one good period followed by a bad one.
Ladies and gentlemen we are going to witness a clash between the former European champions, and despite the obvious difference in quality, it will be one big spectacle. The game takes place at Stamford Bridge
After 4 triumphs in a row, Chelsea recorded a draw against Arsenal in the London derby. We have to admit that the Blues were extremely inferior in the first half. If it is for any comfort, this was the third game since the start of the season in which Chelsea kept clean sheets. But also, it was the first one since the April of this year in which they haven’t scored a goal. We are sure that Antonio Conte will make certain rotations against Nottingham and give a chance for some younger players. 5 of the last 7 games they had, ended with 3 or more goals, and both teams have scored 6 times in previous 9 matches.
Nottingham Forest Preview
The manager of the Forest Mark Warburton has many difficulties to provide some consistency in their performances. They open the season with only one defeat in 5 games. After this great period, Nottingham had only one victory in 4 matches. The current record in the competitive events is 6 victories and 4 defeats. They like to play open games with many goals, and 7 of them ended with over 2.5. One more proof for our claim is the data, where both teams have scored in 7 of their previous 9 encounters. The leading scorer of the team is Daryl Murphy with 4 successful hits, but the best player is Barry McKay with 3 goals and 4 assists so far. If these two put down an excellent display, Nottingham Forest could provide some resistance for the champions.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Head to Head
The most recent meeting between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest took place 28 years ago. Chelsea defeated their rival with 1-3 away from home.
In general, after 67 games the Blues have a better record with 25 victories, and on the other hand, Nottingham has 21. However, Forest has a much bigger goal difference with 100 goals scored and 81 conceded.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Prediction and Betting Tips
Although Nottingham Forest has an excellent history and many trophies won, they are complete underdogs here. Our first choice would be Chelsea to win with a handicap -1.5 goals.
Whichever lineup steps on the pitch of Stamford Bridge they have more quality than the guest.
The other one is over 1.5 goals in the first halftime. Nottingham likes to play open matches, as we said and Chelsea is very efficient at home.