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Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest prediction, odds, start time: 2024 Premier League picks, best bets for May 11

Chelsea look to match a season high with a third consecutive victory when they visit Nottingham Forest on Saturday in a 2023-24 English Premier League showdown. Chelsea (15-9-11) have been flawless in their last two league contests, defeating Tottenham 2-0 and West Ham 5-0 at home. The Blues have posted three straight wins just once this campaign, accomplishing the feat from Dec. 27-Jan. 13 with triumphs over Crystal Palace, Luton Town and Fulham. Nottingham Forest (8-9-19), who posted a 1-0 victory at Chelsea in September, beat Sheffield United 3-1 on the road last weekend to halt their four-game winless streak.

Kickoff at the City Ground is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. The Blues are +105 favorites (risk $100 to win $105) in the latest Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest odds, while the Tricky Trees are +240 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +260 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before locking in any Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine’s soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. In 2023, Green was profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including the Champions League (+3.05 units), FA Cup (+3.07), EFL Cup (+4.47) and Euro 2024 Qualifiers (+6.30), among others. He also has been solid with his Premier League picks this year, going 21-14 (+6.92).

Now, Green has broken down Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest from every angle and revealed his picks and English Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea:

  • Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest money line: Chelsea +105, Nottingham Forest +240, Draw +260
  • Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest spread: Blues -0.5 (-105)
  • CHE: The Blues have scored at least two goals in 11 of their last 13 Premier League games
  • NF: The Tricky Trees are unbeaten in their last three meetings with the Blues (1-2-0)
  • Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Chelsea 

Cole Palmer went back-to-back Premier League matches without a goal before converting in last Sunday’s rout of West Ham. It was the 21st tally of the season for the 22-year-old midfielder, who ranks second in the EPL, and first since his four-goal performance against Everton on Apr. 15. Palmer also is adept at setting up goals as he is tied for sixth in the league with nine assists.

Nicolas Jackson registered a brace against the Hammers, matching his goal total from his previous 11 EPL contests. The 22-year-old Senegalese striker, who also converted versus Tottenham, is seeking his second three-game scoring streak of the season. Winger Raheem Sterling has not seen action in Chelsea’s last three matches but is available to play, and the 29-year-old may be a good option for manager Mauricio Pochettino as he scored all three goals for the Blues in their two draws with Nottingham last season. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Nottingham Forest

The Tricky Trees are looking to post back-to-back victories for just the second time this season, as they only accomplished the feat in late December against Newcastle United and Manchester United. Forward Chris Wood leads Nottingham with 12 goals despite having gone four contests without a goal. Prior to the drought, the 32-year-old New Zealander converted in four consecutive matches.

Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is second on the Tricky Trees with seven goals following a brace in the win at Sheffield that ended his four-game dry spell. Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has netted six goals while Swedish forward Anthony Elanga and midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White both have recorded five goals and are among eight players tied for eighth in the Premier League with eight assists. The 22-year-old Elanga produced the lone tally in Nottingham’s victory at Chelsea in September. See which team to pick here.

How to make Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest picks

Green has broken down Saturday’s match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the total. He also has locked in three confident best bets, including one that offers a plus-money payout, and is offering a full breakdown of this English Premier League clash. He’s sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Nottingham Forest vs. Chelsea have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has been profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.

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