Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on the County Ground when Swindon Town and Forest Green Rovers face each other in the League Two derby on Matchday 37. The Robins are eyeing their third consecutive win in the English fourth tier, and a triumph over the Green Army will see them move one step closer to securing automatic promotion to the League One.
Considering that the likes of Plymouth, Cheltenham, Exeter, and Crewe are breathing down their neck, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. Forest Green have been struggling at the back in the second half of the season, and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to make it to the play-offs. The visitors failed to win the last eight league fixtures, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders.
Highlighted Player (Michael Doughty):
Michael Doughty is a professional footballer who was born in Westminster, England on November 20, 1992. Doughty started his youth career at Chelsea, but in 2007 he moved to the fellow capital club Queens Park Rangers.
After making 12 appearances for the Hoops in the league at the senior level, the 185-cm tall midfielder signed a deal with Peterborough United in the 2017/2018 season. It has to be noted, though, that he played for the likes of Woking, Crawley Town, Aldershot Town, St. Johnstone, Stevenage, Gillingham, and Swindon Town on loan as well during his spell with QPR.
In 2018 he signed a permanent deal with Swindon Town. Despite being born in England, Michael Doughty has one cap with the Wales U21 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well. Michael Doughty has dual citizenship (England/Wales).
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.