Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
All eyes will be on LNER Stadium when Lincoln City and Forest Green face each other in the FA Cup round 1. Lincoln suffered a dip in form in the League One, with the team losing to both Doncaster and Portsmouth in the previous two league fixtures, but they are still in the race for automatic promotion to the Championship.
The Green Army, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Leyton Orient, and given their attacking potential, a lively contest is on the cards at LNER Stadium. In each of their previous three encounters in the League Two over 2.5 goals have been netted; therefore, we believe that this betting option should be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be midfielder Jorge Grant, while Lincoln City defenders should have Jamaica international Jamille Matt at bay.
Highlighted Player (Dominic Bernard):
After spending his youth career at Tredworth Tigers and Birmingham City, Dom Bernard signed a professional deal with the Blues. However, he did not see any game action with Birmingham City at the senior level as he was instantly sent on loan at Aldershot Town.
After making 35 appearances for the Shots in the league, Dom Bernard joined Forest Green in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Green Army against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2019/2020 season. Bernard, who quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Forest Green, has one cap with the Republic of Ireland U18 team while making two appearances with the U17 team.
He was born in Gloucester, England on March 29, 1997, and he wears the number 3 shirt at Forest Green. His main position is right back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a centre-back as well.
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.