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Forest v Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions

Updated on August 2, 2023
Written by Sam
Forest v Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions

Chelsea ended a three-match Premier League losing streak by beating the Cherries, but also witnessed another injury to Reece James. 

Graham Potter’s side are only six points off fourth, though they have scored the fewest goals of any top half side.

Outplayed by Manchester United last time out, Steve Cooper will hope his Forest team can get back to a competitive standard in front of their own fans. 

Forest are missing several key players, however, with Jesse Lingard and Morgan Gibbs-White listed as doubtful. 

Total Cards: Over 3.5 

19/20 (Paddy Power)

Just two teams have gone into the referee’s notebook more often than Nottingham Forest. 

Chelsea have had their own disciplinary issues this season, with a couple of red cards and 30 yellows. The Blues are in the top five in fouls drawn per match and fourth in tackles. 

Peter Bankes has been appointed as referee for this fixture. Bankes has averaged north of four cards per match since the start of last season. 

Total Goals: Under 2.5

17/20 (Betway)

There has been under 2.5 total goals in four of Forest’s last five home matches. 

Home and away, Chelsea have seen two or fewer goals in each of their last four in all competitions, and their attack remains desperately short on cutting edge.

On the season, only four of Chelsea’s 12 away matches have produced three or more goals. 

Despite the visitors’ superior quality, it is unlikely we see a high-scoring game here, particularly with Forest able to frustrate more talented opposition this season.

Total Chelsea Corners: Over 5.5

7/10 (888Sport)

Chelsea average 5.2 corners in their favour per match. 

Only Everton and Bournemouth concede more corners than Nottingham Forest per fixture, who allowed nine to Manchester United last time out. 

While Chelsea’s corner totals have fluctuated throughout the year, they passed this number at home to Bournemouth, and should spend a lot of time in Forest’s third, leading to plenty of corner opportunities. 

All odds are subject to change

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