Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea prediction, odds & betting tips – 11/05/2024

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England Premier League - City Ground

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea prediction
Malo Gusto of Chelsea challenged by Morgan Gibbs-White of Nottingham Forest – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Premier League predictions for Chelsea's trip to The City Ground to face Nottingham Forest.

Hosts Nottingham Forest could secure their Premier League status with a win against Chelsea this weekend but only if Luton lose their game at West Ham. However, visiting Chelsea are scoring goals for fun right now and will be looking to spoil the home side's evening.

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea predictions: Away win on the cards?

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Chelsea to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Nottingham Forest 0-2 Chelsea

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Cole Palmer

Key Stats

  • Chelsea have won four of their last seven meetings with Nottingham Forest in all competitions and head into Saturday's match on the back of three wins from their last five league games.
  • The hosts have failed to score in two of their last three matches and have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five outings, while Chelsea have scored two or more goals in four of their last six fixtures, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
  • Cole Palmer top scores for Chelsea in his debut campaign with the club and will be looking to add to his 21 league goals this weekend.

Pre-game odds and win probability: The bookmakers are backing an away win

  • HOME: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%
  • AWAY: 68/67 (2.01) – 49.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Chelsea are the expected winner of this game with a win probability of 49.6%, and we agree with the bookmakers on this one.

Nottingham Forest won 3-1 at Sheffield United in their last league games, while Chelsea hammered West Ham 5-0.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back BTTS in this game at 12/25 (1.48) which has a probability of 67.6%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 7/4 (2.75) with a probability of 36.4%.

Last five H2Hs: Chelsea in front

England Premier League 02/09/23

Chelsea

Chelsea

0
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

England Premier League 13/05/23

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 01/01/23

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1
Chelsea

Chelsea

1

England FA Cup 05/01/20

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

England FA Cup 05/01/19

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

0

Nottingham Forest might have beaten Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in September but the Londoners have won 28. drawn 23 and lost 22 of their last 73 games in all competitions against the Midlanders.

Team news and form guide

Nottm Forest: Lost three of last five

Neco Williams is the main injury concern for the home side this weekend which means that Nottingham Forest could go with the same starting lineup that beat the Blades.

Predicted lineup: Sels (GK), Boly, Aina, Montiel, Murillo, Gibbs-White, Yates, Danilo, Wood, Hudson-Odoi & Elanga 

Europe Friendlies 23/07/24

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Millwall

Millwall

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Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

Europe Friendlies 19/07/24

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Sunderland

Sunderland

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

1

Elite Club Friendlies 13/07/24

W

Chesterfield

Chesterfield

0

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

3

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Burnley

Burnley

1

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

Chelsea: Clean sheets in last two games

Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Enzo Fernandez, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka and Robert Sanchez make up the list of injured players for Chelsea ahead of their trip to The City Ground.

Predicted lineup: Petrović (GK), Silva, Cucurella, Chalobah, Badiashile, Gallagher, Mudryk, Palmer, Caicedo, Madueke & Jackson

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

England Premier League 15/05/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

1

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

W

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

W

West Ham

West Ham

0

Chelsea

Chelsea

5

England Premier League 02/05/24

W

Tottenham

Tottenham

0

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

Player to watch – Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer not only top scores for Chelsea this season, he also has the most assists for the club.

Cole Palmer player to watch
Palmer hoping to score against Nottingham Forest – Photo by Icon Sport

The ex-Man City midfielder is having one of the greatest debut campaigns for any club, netting 21 Premier League goals and claiming nine assists.

Having a stunning first season with the Londoners

Palmer is certainly the main danger man for Chelsea right now and Nottingham Forest will need to mark him out of the game if they are to come away with any points but that is a task much easier said than done with the England international scoring 11 times in his last 10 appearances across all competitions.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things