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Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Predictions, Tips & Odds: Blues looking to continue momentum

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Predictions, Tips and Odds

Nottingham Forest hosts Chelsea in their final Premier League home game of the season, hoping to secure another year in the top flight. The Blues may still have slim hopes of European football.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea predictions

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 1/2 with BetMGM
Correct Score Nottingham Forest 2-2 Chelsea 11/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Nicolas Jackson 13/2 with Bet365

The stats behind our Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea predictions:

  • Chelsea have conceded in 17 of their 19 away games across all competitions this season.
  • Chelsea are winless in their past seven games not played at Stamford Bridge.
  • Nottingham Forest have conceded first in six of their past ten home games.

Blues seek a third win on the bounce

In another difficult season for Chelsea, the Blues come into this weekend’s game on a two-game winning streak. Once before, during the 2023/24 campaign, Mauricio Pochettino’s team managed to win three games in a row. That said, although they’ve lost just one of their last 12 Premier League games (W6 D5), Chelsea are winless in their last five away from home (D4 L1). Indeed, the Blues have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their previous 14 Premier League away games since a 2-0 win at Fulham in October. Furthermore, regarding this particular fixture, history is not on his side. Chelsea have won just two of their last ten away league games against Nottingham Forest (D4 L4), winning 1-0 in November 1994 and 3-1 in February 1999.

Infact, Forest are unbeaten against Chelsea since their promotion (W1 D2) and following their 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in September, they are looking to complete their first league double over Chelsea since 1978/79, when they were reigning top-flight champions under Brian Clough.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea match tip

HT/FT: Nottingham Forest/Draw @ 15/1 with Midnite

While Stamford Bridge may not be the fortress it once was, Chelsea have proven themselves tough to beat at home of late. But on the road, the Blues have struggled. They are now winless in their past seven games not played at Stamford Bridge across all competitions, including two defeats at Wembley in the EFL Cup final and FA Cup semi-final. Four of their last five away league games have been drawn, except the 5-0 thrashing at the Emirates.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea odds


*Odds correct as of 18:30 on May 10. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Given their poor away form, Chelsea are not overwhelming favourites. Nottingham Forest also secured their Premier League safety with a win in their final home game last season. Fans will be dreaming of deja vu.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea team news

Nottingham Forest team news

In  Out Doubtful
Neco Williams

Nottingham Forest will hope for good news regarding Neco Williams, requiring assessments after developing injury problems.

Top Scorer: Chris Wood (12)

Card Magnet: Morgan Gibbs-White (9)

Assist Ace: Anthony Elanga (8)

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Enzo Fernandez, Lesley Ugochukwu, Ben Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka, Robert Sanchez Reece James

Chelsea’s injury list is long, but the Blues will hope for better news by the time this game comes around.

Top Scorer: Cole Palmer (20)

Card Magnet: Moises Caicedo (10)

Assist Ace: Cole Palmer (9)

How to watch Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Live

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea takes place on Saturday 11th May at 5:30pm, with the game broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea head-to-head

  • 2 September 2023 – Chelsea 0-1 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 13 May 2023 – Chelsea 2-2 Nottingham Forest – Premier League
  • 1 January 2023 – Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea – Premier League
  • 5 January 2020 – Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup
  • 5 January 2019 – Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest – FA Cup

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their past three games against Chelsea. They haven’t gone four without defeat against the Blues since a run of six between 1988 and 1991.

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