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Betting Preview: Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest: Game looking poised to produce plenty goals

11:05 GMT 04/01/2019
Alvaro Morata Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018
Goals should rain here, as the Blues will be looking to go all out against their Championship opponent to ensure progression into the next round

Chelsea will be gunning for their first win at Stamford Bridge in the new calendar year when they tackle  Nottingham Forest for their FA Cup third round clash on Saturday evening.

Maurizio Sarri’s men have failed to win in their last two matches at home, and they will be pushing to correct that in this cup tie.

However, the Blues will come up against a strong Championship side: as Aitor Karanka’s men come into this clash buoyed by their impressive 4-2 win over table-topping Leeds United in the second tier.

Forest, certainly are no pushovers. And punters looking to stake on this game can expect goal fest – as the home side will be willing to let off the handbrakes in their mission to ensure progress to the next round in front of their home fans, while the visitors will be looking to catch their opponent on the break in the process.

To further buttress on the aforementioned point, the last time these two sides met in 2017 for an EFL Cup fixture, Chelsea ran out 5-1 winners at Stamford Bridge.

An outcome that sees this game produce three or more goals is offered at mouth-watering odds of (1.47) with Bet365.

A draw at the end of 90 minutes is priced at odds of (6.50).

Regardless of their poor form at home recently, the Premier League giants are seen as outright favourites with the same betting firm at odds of (1.20).

While, Nottingham Forest with two wins in their last seven matches have unsurprisingly been tagged as clear underdogs at odds of (13.00) with Bet365.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.