Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s football game at The New Lawn pits together Forest Green and Mansfield Town, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Green Army are stuck at the bottom with only 20 points on their account, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the home team. Jordan Moore-Taylor suffered an injury in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Colchester United, with Dominic Bernard likely to step up.
The Yellows, on the other hand, aim to stay in the automatic promotion berth. Since Mansfield will go for a win in Saturday’s encounter as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Both Maris and Williams should miss out with injuries for the visiting side, with both Lewis and Nichols likely to replace the duo in the starting XI.
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.