Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest EPL BettingPrediction

EPL Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Prediction 5/11/2024

Chelsea (15-11-9) travel to face off against Nottingham Forest (8-19-9) on Saturday, May 11th. This match will be played at The City Ground in Nottingham. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 12:30 PM ET.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest

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Chelsea Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Chelsea hosted West Ham United FC and picked up a 5-0 win. The money line payout for Chelsea was -200, and the five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Chelsea’s offensive attack took a total of 25 shots and 14 shots on goal. Seven different players either scored a goal or finished with at least one assist. Nicolas Jackson and Noni Madueke each scored a goal and took four shots on goal.

Đorđe Petrović picked up a clean sheet and made a total of two saves. The Chelsea defense blocked seven shots and intercepted eight passes. Overall, West Ham United FC took 13 shots.

Chelsea enters this match against Nottingham Forest on a two-match winning streak, as they have defeated Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Overall, Chelsea is 15-11-9, putting them in 7th place in the EPL. On the road, Chelsea has struggled, going just 5-7-5. In matches as the favorite, Chelsea is 14-8-4, while they are just 1-3-5 as the underdog. After this match, Chelsea will take on Brighton & Hove Albion FC on May 15th.

Nottingham Forest Is Coming Off A Win

Nottingham Forest traveled to take on Sheffield United FC in their last match. The Forest picked up the 3-1 win, and they were on the road, but still had a money line payout of -149. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Overall, the Forest’s offensive attack scored their three goals on just four shots on goal and 15 total shots. Callum Hudson-Odoi had a big match, finding the back of the net twice on his four total shot attempts. Ryan Yates scored the other goal for the club.

Matz Sels is the Forest’s keeper that picked up the win, and he made a total of four saves. Sheffield United FC finished with five shots on goal and 17 total shots. The club’s offensive attack was led by Danilo, who finished with three total shots.

Through 36 matches, Nottingham Forest sits in 17th place in the EPL, with a record of 8-19-9. They have been slightly better at home, going 5-8-5, compared to 3-11-4 on the road. Overall, they have been favored in just nine matches, going 3-0-6, while they are 5-19-3 as the underdog. In their last six matches, they have gone 2-3-1, with their most recent match being a 3-1 win over Sheffield United on May 4th. Following this match against Chelsea, they will be on the road once again, taking on Burnley FC on May 19th.

Chelsea Offense Breakdown

Chelsea has been one of the most potent offensive clubs in the EPL this season, ranking fifth in goals scored at 2.0 per match. They have also been one of the more accurate passing teams in the league, ranking sixth in passing percentage at 85.7%. Cole Palmer has been their top scorer this season, ranking second in the EPL with 21 goals. He also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking fifth in the league in that category. Overall, Chelsea has had fewer corners than their opponents in 45.7% of their matches.

Nottingham Forest Offense Breakdown

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Nottingham Forest is 17th in the EPL in goals scored this season, averaging 1.2 per match. Chris Wood is the team’s leading scorer, with 12 goals, which is 14th in the league. Anthony Elanga is 30th in the EPL in shots on goal and has scored five goals. Morgan Gibbs-White has eight assists, which is 16th in the league, and he has also scored five goals this season.

Chelsea Defense Breakdown

Chelsea’s defense has been up and down over their last six matches, but they have been trending in the right direction as of late. They have two clean sheets in their last three matches, including a shutout against West Ham United, who is 8th in the EPL in scoring. Đorđe Petrović is 13th in the EPL with five clean sheets this season. Overall, Chelsea is 14th in the EPL in goals allowed per match, and they are 10th in blocked shots and 13th in interceptions. They are also 16th in the EPL in fouls committed.

Nottingham Forest Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Chelsea, Nottingham Forest’s defense is 16th in the EPL, allowing 1.8 goals per match. They are also 16th in blocked shots. Keeper Matt Turner is 22nd in clean sheets and 16th in saves. Over their last three matches, they have given up five goals, including two to both Everton and Manchester City. Overall, they are 8th in interceptions and 6th in fouls.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Given that both Chelsea and Nottingham Forest are 5th in the EPL in terms of shots on goal, we have this one coming to a 2-2 draw with a payout of +295. Looking at our projections, Raheem Sterling has the best chance to score a goal for Chelsea, while Chris Wood is the top projected goal scorer for Nottingham Forest. This season, both teams are in the top 10 in terms of shooting percentage.

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