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Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Premier League Betting Stats


Saturday’s Premier League action draws to a close at 5:30 pm BST as Nottingham Forest play host to Chelsea.

Nottingham Forest go into the clash as 13/5 underdogs to pick up a win at the City Ground, while Chelsea can be backed at 19/20 to come away with three points.

Ahead of the fixture, Chelsea are looking to take one step closer to securing some form of European football, while Nottingham Forest are aiming to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

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Despite their recent points deduction, Nottingham Forest remain in a decent position to avoid relegation this season.

Forest beat Sheffield United 3-1 last time out to move three points clear of 18th-place Luton with an 11-better goal difference. And with their final game of 2023/24 coming against 19th-place Burnley, the Midlands outfit should be able to pick up enough points to stave off any threat placed by Luton or the Clarets.

Premier League Relegation: Current Standings

  • 17th - Nottingham Forest Pld 36 - Pts 29 (-18 GD)

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  • 18th - Luton Pld 36 - Pts 26 (-29 GD)
  • 19th - Burnley - Pld 36 - Pts 24 (-35 GD)
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Nottingham Forest not to be relegated

Nottingham Forest survival odds

After struggling for form lingering in midtable for much of 2023/24, Chelsea have now lost just one of their last 11 Premier League matches (5-0 versus Arsenal on April 23).

This run has seen the Blues climb into the top seven and to within just two points of 6th-place Newcastle with three to play. And with the Magpies still to play 8th-place Manchester United this month, Chelsea have a very good chance of knocking the North East outfit out of the top six if they win their remaining three matches.

Premier League Europa League Race: Current Standings

  • 6th - Newcastle United Pld 35 - Pts 56
  • 7th - Chelsea Pld 35 - Pts 54
  • 8th - Manchester United Pld 35 - Pts 54
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Chelsea to finish in top six

Chelsea top six odds


Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea betting stats

Here are some key Nottingham Forest and Chelsea stats to keep in mind as you prepare to make your selections ahead of the game:

  • Nine of Chris Wood’s 12 Premier League goals this season have either put Nottingham Forest in the lead (four) or drawn them level (five).
  • Nottingham Forest’s last outing was just the third time they have ever won a Premier League away game having conceded first, also coming from behind to beat Leeds in April 1996 and Newcastle on Boxing Day this season.
  • Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates scored his first-ever Premier League goal last week, becoming the ninth different player to score in each of England’s top four tiers since the start of the 2017/18 season.
  • Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher has been directly involved in 12 goals in the Premier League this season (5 goals, 7 assists), now his outright most in a single campaign in the competition (previously 11 in 2021/22 for Crystal Palace).
  • Nicolas Jackson has scored 13 goals in 32 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, one more than he scored in 35 La Liga matches for previous club, Villarreal (12).
  • Chelsea have lost just one of their last 10 meetings with Nottingham Forest in all competitions but have also failed to win the last three fixtures (two draws and a 1-0 defeat earlier this season).

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Top Tip

  • One day before his 22nd birthday, Chelsea’s Cole Palmer became only the third player in Premier League history to reach 30+ goal involvements in a single season while aged 21 or younger (21 goals, 9 assists), after Robbie Fowler (twice - 1994/95 and 1995/96) and Chris Sutton (1993/94).
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Cole Palmer anytime goalscorer

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea


Today’s Football Tips

There is no Premier League action today, but there is a key League Two play-off game set to take place, as Doncaster face off with Crewe.

Crewe travel away from home to take on Doncaster, and we’ve got it covered with our bet builder of the day article, while for those of you looking to place an acca, we have our acca of the day lined up and ready to go.


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