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Exeter City visit The Bolt New Lawn on Saturday for the League One fixture with home side Forest Green Rovers.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Forest Green Rovers v Exeter City, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Rovers, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-2 EFL Trophy success versus Newport County.
For Forest Green Rovers, the goalscorers were Ben Stevenson (69') and Bryan Fiabema (79'). Will Evans (92') was the scorer for Newport County.
Forest Green Rovers have been conceding pretty frequently of late, although they’ve also found ways to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Forest Green Rovers have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Taking a look at their past results, Forest Green Rovers:
- haven't lost in the league to Exeter City in their previous 4 games.
- haven't won against Exeter City in their previous 7 league games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Burton Albion in League One action, Exeter City will be hoping to turn things around here.
Deji Oshilaja (63') and Davis Keillor-Dunn (69') scored for Burton Albion.
It is worth noting that Exeter City have struggled for goals over their last 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, The Grecians have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Their prior results show that Exeter City:
- haven't won against Forest Green Rovers in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not lost to Forest Green Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 01/01/2020 tells us that Forest Green Rovers have won 0 of them and Exeter City 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 4.
In all, 8 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 from The Green Devils and 5 being from The Grecians. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.33.
The last league game between the two was League Two match day 24 on 04/01/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Exeter City.
The match was refereed by Andrew Davies.
Team News: Forest Green Rovers
The Forest Green Rovers boss Ian Burchnall does not have any fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Exeter City
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Exeter City manager Matt Taylor to contend with. Kyle Taylor (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle) misses out for this game.
When taking everything into account, Forest Green Rovers will have to perform well to break down this Exeter City outfit who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead.
We therefore fancy a narrow 0-1 advantage for Exeter City at the conclusion of the game.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Forest Green Rovers
Stadium: The Fully Charged New Lawn (5,147)
Captain: Jamille Matt
Chairman: Dale Vince
Manager: Ian Burchnall
Competitions: League One position 22, EFL Trophy (Group F - South)
🔑 Key Player: Connor Wickham
Generally played in the Striker position, Connor Wickham was born in Hereford, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Ipswich Town in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the League One 2022 - 2023 season to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.