Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Tuesday’s football game at the New Lawn pits together Forest Green and Exeter City, the two playoffs chasing sides. The Green Army desperately needed a win against Scunthorpe United, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their four-match losing run. Forest Green regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Exeter.
The Grecians aim to regain their spot in top seven, but seeing that they suffered four defeats in the previous five away games, Matt Taylor’s troops are unlikely to spoil Forest Green’s party at the New Lawn. You should bear in mind that Forest Green are eyeing their first win over Exeter City since October 2018. Keep in mind, though, that Jamaica international Jamille Matt, who has netted 16 goals in the League Two so far this season, remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury.
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 (Exeter):
Nicknamed the Grecians, Exeter City are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at St. James Park. The stadium was opened in September 1904, and it can hold up to 8,696 spectators. Exeter City play their homes in white jerseys with red stripes, and black shorts, while violet and yellow are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Grecians made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals on two occasions (1930/31, 1980/81), with the team advancing to the FA Trophy semis in the 2005/06 season. The likes of Harry Gee, Cliff Bastin, Maurice Setters, Dick Pym, Fred Whitlow, Arnold Mitchell, Tony Kellow, Fred Binney, Darran Rowbotham, Lee Sharp, and David Pleat are one of the most notable footballers who played for Exeter City in the past.
Plymouth Argyle, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers, and Yeovil Town are considered the club’s fiercest rivals. The Grecians currently compete in the League Two.