Chelsea and Nottingham Forest face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Odds
Chelsea is the favorite sitting at -205 while Nottingham Forest is the underdog sitting at +550. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out -120.
Chelsea Betting Preview
Chelsea sits in 11th place in the standings having picked up 42 points. Last Saturday Chelsea faced off against AFC Bournemouth and they were able to secure the 3-1 victory. Conor Gallagher scored in the 9th minute. The defense then gave up a goal, but the offense found two late goals and ended up securing the win. Chelsea had 66 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mason Mount and Armando Broja are all dealing with injuries and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game. Ben Chilwell also picked up a hamstring injury in the last game and is in major doubt for this game.
Nottingham Forest Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Nottingham Forest who sits in 16th place in the standings having picked up 33 points. On Monday Nottingham Forest faced off against Southampton and they were able to secure the 4-3 victory. Nottingham only had 35 percent of the possession and four shots on target, but it still was enough to secure the win. In this game they are going to need the defense to step up. Aurier is close to return but he’s still testing the fitness and it’s unclear if they are going to let him start in this game. If he can’t go it’s going to be Joe Worrall that could move into the starting lineup.
Shane’s Free Pick
The last game finally showed some hope for the Chelsea offense and they are facing a Nottingham Forest defense that really struggled in the last game. Chelsea is going to score at least a couple of goals off of them here. I do expect Nottingham Forest will find a way to score though and that will lead to this game staying over the total.