Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town will look to extend their winning run in League One to four games when they take on Forest Green on Matchday 29. The Shrews are now only five points behind the playoffs berth, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Forest Green. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but midfielder Tom Bayliss could sneak into the starting line-up after scoring the winner at MK Dons.
The Green Army, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to ten-man Bolton, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the in-form hosts. January signing Amadou Bakayoko should keep his place in the starting XI, while Jordan Moore-Taylor remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury. In the first half of the season Shrewsbury defeated Forest Green 2-0, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (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.