Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Forest Green Rovers and Northampton Town face each other at the New Lawn in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. The Green Army did well to beat Swindon Town on the road in their last league match, with the team putting an end to their eight-game winless run in style. The win over the Robins gave Forest Green footballers a confidence boost, and, no doubt, they are going to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match.
Seeing that they are nine points behind the play-offs berth, this has to go down as a must-win situation for the home side. The Cobblers, on the other hand, suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to relegation strugglers Mansfield on home soil at the weekend. Considering that influential midfielder Sam Hoskins misses the Forest Green game through suspension, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the hosts.
This game is postponed.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.