Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Stevenage will be looking to bounce back from a 5-1 loss to Crewe Alexandra when they take on Forest Green at the Lamex Stadium on Boxing Day. The Boro failed to win the previous five league fixtures, and, as a result, they are stuck at the bottom of the standings. Stevenage are low on spirits ahead of the festive clash, and we do not believe that they are capable of matching the promotion-chasing side.
The Green Army, on the other hand, showed character in a 2-2 draw with league leaders Swindon Town, with full-back Joseph Mills scoring a brace. The 30-year-old is enjoying a season to remember, and, no doubt, all eyes will be on him when the two teams face each other at the Lamex Stadium on Thursday. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Forest Green are more of a team than Stevenage.
Highlighted Player (Ben Nugent):
Born in Welwyn Garden City, England on November 29, 1992, Ben Nugent is a professional footballer who plays for Stevenage as a defender. Nugent spent his youth career at Cardiff City, and he continued playing for the Bluebirds at senior level, making 12 league appearances for the club.
After spending a couple of season on loan at Brentford, Peterborough United, and Yeovil Town, the 196-cm tall defender signed a permanent deal with Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2015. Ben Nugent then moved to Gillingham where he made 23 appearances in the league in the 2017/2018 season.
Nowadays, he plays for Stevenage in the League Two. Nugent made his debut with the Boro in a 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers on August 4, 2018. His main position is centre-back, and his preferred foot is right. Speaking of individual awards, Ben Nugent won Cardiff City Young Player of the Year award for the 2012/2013 season.
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.