Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football game at the People’s Pension Stadium pits together Crawley Town and Forest Green Rovers. Crawley Town have been producing fined displays in recent festive fixtures, with the team extending their unbeaten run to three games on Wednesday. The Reds showed character in a 1-1 draw with Colchester United, with the team receiving yet another confidence boost.
Crawley Town did well to crush Northampton Town 4-0 in their last home game in the League Two, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Forest Green Rovers. The Green Army, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Exeter City. Forest Green failed to impress in their first game of the year, which is one more reason why we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts.
Highlighted Player (Gyliano van Velzen):
Gyliano van Velzen is a professional football player who was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on April 14, 1994. Van Velzen is a product of the famous Ajax football academy, but in 2010 he moved to the Manchester United football school. Despite signing a professional deal with the English giants, he did not see any game action for the Red Devils in the Premier League.
After ending his loan spell with Royal Antwerp in 2013, he signed a permanent deal with Eredivisie side Utrecht. The pacey Dutch winger played for the likes of Volendam and Roda as well before joining League Two side Crawley Town. Gyliano van Velzen made his Crawley Town debut in a 3-1 loss to Forest Green Rovers on October 5, 2019.
His main position is a left winger, but he is used as a right winger as well. Since Gyliano van Velzen has dual citizenship, he is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Suriname on the international stage.
Highlighted Team (Forest Green):
Forest Green are an English club which was founded back in 1889. The Rovers host fellow League Two teams at the New Lawn, the stadium with the capacity of 5,302. Forest Green played their first home league game on October 6, 1889, with the team sharing the spoils with Brimscombe.
Green is the dominant colour of their home kit, and Forest Green footballers wear black shirts and black shorts when playing on the travels. In the 1981/82 season the club won the FA Vase, with the team beating Rainworth Miners Welfare 3-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
It has to noted that town of Nailsworth, where Forest Green are based, is the smallest settlement to ever host a Football League club. In December 2012 the club won a prize for growing a field without using chemicals. cheltenham town are regarded as one of the club’s fiercest rivals.