Best Odds: 33/10
The Premier League is back once again this week with a whole host of fixtures as we edge closer and closer toward the end of the campaign. There’s still a whole lot left to be determined at both ends of the table and that much is obvious, but it’s especially true in the relegation battle. Today, we’ll take a look at what should be a fascinating encounter between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Football Club have had a season to forget and that much is obvious. Frank Lampard has failed to do anything to steady the ship and really, you could argue that he’s made things worse – but then again, he didn’t have much time to prepare. The Blues need to focus on limping over the finish line and then from there, they can begin to get ready for the summer, which is going to be absolutely massive.
Fofana is a fitness concern with Chilwell, Bettinelli, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Broja, Mount and James all out injured.
Nottingham Forest fans have been subjected to a lot of uncertainty, drama and excitement in equal measure since they returned to the Premier League. Nobody ever really knows what’s coming next with this club and given how their season has gone, we expect that trend to continue. Either way, they are going to serve as must-watch television between now and the end of the month.
Shelvey is suspended, Scarpa is doubtful to appear and the following players are injured: Colback, McKenna, Henderson, Richards, Wood, Williams and Biancone.
Factors to Consider
- In their last meeting on New Year’s Day, Chelsea and Forest drew 1-1.
- Chelsea have won one and lost five of their last six games.
- Forest have won two and lost four of their last six games.
- Chelsea have scored five goals and conceded 12 in their last six games.
- Forest have scored 10 goals and conceded 13 in their last six games.
This is the kind of game in which we expect to see a whole lot of action and because of that, some easy money would be to put some money on over 2.5 goals scored. The Blues are an interesting team to watch right now because the quality is clearly there, but at the same time, they just don’t know how to put the ball in the back of the net. The visitors are going to be ultra competitive and eventually, we’ll end up with an entertaining draw.
Best Odds: 33/10
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