Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Match Preview

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest FA Cup Predictions by LeagueLane

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:01 UK / 15:01 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are sporting a 100% winning record against Nottingham Forest. With home advantage also in their arsenal, it will take nothing short of a miracle for the visitors to pull off an upset in this one.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous clash saw Chelsea pick up a 2-0 win.
  • Three of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their last six encounters.
  • None of their previous six meetings have ended as a tie.
  • Nottingham Forest have not registered a win in any of their past six fixtures. (W-0, D-0, L-6)

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Prediction

Chelsea failed to keep their winning momentum going last week and were made to share the spoils with Brighton on the road. Despite taking an initial lead through Cesar Azpilicueta in the opening ten minutes, the hosts failed to see their advantage through and ultimately succumbed to a late equalizer from Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Nevertheless, Frank Lampard’s men are still unbeaten in their past two games on the trot. They have also stumbled just twice in their previous five as well.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest will be making the trip to Stamford Bridge following their 3-2 win over Blackburn at home in the Championship. Impressively, the visitors have now been recording back to back wins in their previous three fixtures.

However, it is certainly worth mentioning that the guests are currently plying their trade in the less competitive second division. They are certainly not used to taking on teams of this stature, especially on the road.

Furthermore, the visitors have admitted defeat in each of their previous five visits to Stamford Bridge, four of which were by a two-goal or margin or more. To make matters worse, the guests have been erratic away from home this term, and have just three wins from their past eight outings.

As such, count on Chelsea to make light work of this foe come Sunday.

Additionally, as aforementioned, there have been no dearth of goals in their previous h2h encounters here, with Chelsea scoring twice or more in each. Moreover, the visitors have kept a clean sheet just once in their last three trips on the road, and have conceded four goals in the process as well.

Given that four of their last five h2h meetings at this stadium have featured fewer than 4.5 goals on the charts, count on more of the same when the two sides lock horns this weekend.

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest Betting tips

  • Chelsea -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Under 4.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).