Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Carlisle United and Leyton Orient, Cheltenham Town will be looking to move a little closer to the automatic promotion places when they take on Mansfield Town. The Robins have been impressive at home of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive triumph at their Jonny-Rocks Stadium. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be January signing Alfie May, who has already started paying off.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newport County. Mansfield are tough to beat at home, but given their anything but good away record in the League One, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the promotion-chasing side. The Yellows are eager to avoid relegation to the National League, but they should be looking for points in matches against fellow bottom-table sides.
Highlighted Player (Rohan Ince):
Rohan Ince is a professional footballer who plays for Cheltenham Town as a defensive midfielder. Born in Whitechapel, England on November 8, 1992, Ince started his football development at the Chelsea football academy.
However, despite signing a professional contract with the Blues, he did not see any game action at senior level. After playing for the Chelsea reserve set-up from 2010 to 2013, he moved to Brighton in the winter of 2013. Rohan Ince made 72 appearances in the league for the Seagulls, and he played for the likes of Fulham, Swindon Town, and Bury on loan as well before joining Cheltenham Town in 2019.
The 191-cm tall defensive midfielder made his League two debut with the Robins in a 1-0 loss to Leyton Orient on August 3, 2019. His primary position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Rohan Ince has dual citizenship (England/Jamaica).
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.