Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Forest Green will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Morecambe when they take on Grimsby Town on Tuesday evening. The Green Army quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Colchester, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure automatic promotion to League One. Teenage attacker Jake Young is widely expected to start against Grimsby after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over Morecambe.
The Mariners, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Carlisle United. Grimsby Town have been producing fine displays on the road at the start of the season, but Forest Green are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. In their last meeting in Nailsworth Forest Green defeated Grimsby thanks to Junior Mondal’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Grimsby):
Founded back in 1878 as Grimsby Pelham, Grimsby Town are a professional football club that compete in League Two, the English fourth tier. Grimsby Town welcome their opponents at Blundell Park, the stadium which has the capacity of 9,027 people (all seated).
The Pilgrims are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Grimsby Town made it to the FA Trophy final on two occasions (2012/13, 2015/16), but they have yet to win the title in the competition. The likes of Hull City and Scunthorpe United are regarded as the club’s main rivals.
The Pilgrims registered their biggest win on September 4, 1925, as they crushed Tranmere Rovers 8-0. Speaking of their heaviest loss, Grimsby Town were beaten by Arsenal 9-1 on January 28, 1931. Pat Glover is sitting in top position in the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart with 180 league goals on his account.