Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Forest Green will be looking to build on a thrilling 4-3 win at Mansfield Town when they host Salford City at the New Lawn on Matchday 28. The Green Army aim to retain their spot in the play-offs berth, and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game. Wales international Aaron Collins, who came as a substitute and scored the winner against Mansfield, is likely to return to the starting line-up.
The Lions, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form. Considering that Salford City are on a three-game losing run in the League Two, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Forest Green’s party at the New Lawn. When the two teams met at the Peninsula Stadium earlier this term Forest Green recorded a routine 4-0 win over Salford City.
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 (Salford):
Founded during the Second World War (1940) as Salford Central, the League Two side play their home games at Moor Lane. The stadium, which was opened in 1978 and renovated in 2019, can hold up to 5,108 spectators. The Lions wear red jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while white and black are the dominant colours of their away kit.
Salford City secured promotion to the League 2 at the end of the 2018/19 as they defeated Flyde 3-0 in the National League play-offs final. The match was played at Wembley Stadium, with Touray, Pergianni, and Dieseruvwe scoring for the Lions.
In the 1977/78 season Salford City won their first Manchester Premier Cup trophy, with the team repeating the success the following year. Bury are seen as the club’s main rivals, but their rivalry with the likes of Oldham and Rochdale is pretty big as well.