Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After playing out a 1-1 draw with Lincoln at the weekend, Forest Green will be aiming to move closer to the playoffs berth when they take on Accrington on Matchday 4. The Green Army came from behind to share the spoils with the Imps, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure promotion to the Championship. Experienced forward Conor Wickham is pushing for his first start of the season after scoring the equalizer in the LNER Stadium showdown.
The Accy Stanley aim to extend their unbeaten run to four games. Accrington came from two goals behind to play out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Burton at the weekend, and seeing that they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Both Longelo-Mbule and Woods are eyeing recalls to the starting XI after the duo got their names on the scoresheet against the Brewers.
Highlighted Player (Ben Stevenson):
Ben Stevenson is a product of a Coventry City football academy who plays for Colchester United as a midfielder. Born in Leicester on March 23, 1997, Stevenson started his senior career at Coventry City and made his debut with the Sky Blues on August 9, 2016, in the League Cup game against Portsmouth.
The English footballer moved to Wolverhampton in the 2018/2019 season, but he did not see any game action in the league with the Wolves. After ending his loan spells with Colchester United and Jumilla, Ben Stevenson signed a permanent two-and-a-half year contract with the U’s on January 30, 2019. He made his second debut for Colchester United against Northampton Town on February 2, 2019.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing good performances as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 24 shirt at Colchester.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.