Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Following a thrilling 6-3 league win over Crawley Town, Forest Green suffered elimination in the EFL Cup in midweek, with the team losing to Premier League side Brentford in London. The Green army will be fully focused on the League Two in upcoming days, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Port Vale. Forest Green aim to keep their 100% record intact, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration.
The opposition defenders should have Nicky Cadden at bay as he scored a hat-trick in the crushing of the Red Devils. The Valiants, on the other hand, are eyeing their first win of the season, but they should not be looking for points at the New Lawn. Port Vale have been struggling in front of goal of late, and they are unlikely to shock Forest Green on Matchday 5. Veteran defender Leon Legge is likely to miss the game through injury.
Highlighted Player (Ebou Adams):
After spending his youth career at Orpington and Dartford, Ebou Adams made his debut for the Dartford senior team on April 26, 2014, in a 3-1 loss to Nuneaton Town. Born in Greenwich, England on January 15, 1996, Ebou Adams is a midfielder who played for the likes of Walton Casuals (loan), Norwich City, Braintree Town (loan), Shrewsbury Town (loan), Leyton Orient (loan), and Ebbsfleet Town as well before joining Forest Green Rovers.
He signed a two-year deal with the Green Army on June 18, 2019, making his debut with the club on August 10, 2019, in a 1-1 draw with Walsall. The footballer of Gambian descent debuted for the Gambia national team against Morocco B in November 2017.
His primary position is central midfield, but he is often used as a defensive midfielder. Ebou Adams has dual citizenship (England/Gambia), and he wears the number 14 shirt at Forest Green.
Highlighted Team (Port Vale):
Nicknamed the Valiants, Port Vale are a professional club that compete in the League Two. Port Vale welcome their rivals at Vale Park, and they wear white and black kit when playing in front of home fans. Yellow, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Valiants’ home ground, which was built in 1950, can hold up to 49,768 people. Championship side Stoke City are seen as one of the club’s fiercest rivals, but their rivalry is pretty healthy. The two teams first met on December 2, 1882, with the Potters emerging triumphant (1-0).
The Valiants maintain a rivalry with fellow League 2 club Crewe Alexandra as well. Speaking of the club’s titles, it has to be noted that Port Vale have won Football League Trophy on two occasions (1993, 2001). A 9-1 win over Chesterfield from September 24, 1932 is the club’s biggest triumph.